The original creators of Terranigma are backing a petition to get the game ported to modern devices -- and if possible, they'd love to see the game get a proper remaster, too.
Earlier this summer, a somewhat pricey set of Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters were revealed at Square Enix Presents. This is a continuation of the company's stated effort to bring more of its classic games to a digital format, but one particularly old game seems to have been left by the wayside: Terranigma.
Terranigma is an action role-playing game created by a now-defunct developer called Quintet, the same company that also brought Actraiser to life. Terranigma seems like a pretty cool game, and now some of its original developers are doing their best to get it brought back to life in a digital format.
All About the Terranigma Petition
A Terranigma petition was highlighted by indie dev @OkImpala on Twitter. Fans signing a petition to get a port or remaster made is nothing new, but there's something a little different about this one: the game's original developers are supporting this effort.
As Japanese subculture site Fire Sanctuary explains, Miyoko Kobayashi (one of the game's composters) and Fujiwara Kamui (the game's character designer) have supported the effort to get more signatures for this petition. In Fujiwara's case, he has enthusiastically created dozens of new drawings (two of which I've used in this article) featuring the characters from the game.
The petition notes that its creator worked with these two developers on projects for the 20th and 25th anniversary of the game. It was at the 25-year milestone that the three collaborated on an effort to bring Terranigma back into the spotlight in the hopes that Square Enix would notice the efforts of fans and port the game at the minimum. In the best-case scenario, these people are hoping to see a true remaster made as we've most recently seen with the NES and SNES Final Fantasy games.
So, what can be done? For now, you can sign the Terranigma petition and spread the word on social media. If we're lucky, Square Enix will take notice of this project and consider reviving a classic SNES action RPG on modern systems.
Have you ever had the chance to play Terranigma? What other classic Square Enix games would you like to see brought to modern systems? Let us know in the comments below!