You might remember me complaining a while back that Seiken Desetsu Collection, collecting together the first three “Mana” JRPGs, is exclusive to Japan. It turns out in an interview with US Gamer about Secret of Mana’s remake (which is heading west), the game’s producer, Masaru Oyamada, is well aware of the demand.
In the interview, Oyamada also mentions the possibility of bringing the remake of Secret of Mana to Switch too — which would be a perfect fit for the portable console.
[Regarding a Switch port of Secret of Mana] So, the voices are heard, we’re aware that people are desiring a Switch version, and we will make an effort to see what is feasible in the future, though nothing is confirmed or planned. [Regarding an English version of Seiken Densetsu Collection] We’ve obviously heard a lot of demands and requests for that game to be released in the west, and that’s something we will do our best to hopefully achieve, but nothing at this moment in time. (x)
You should read the full interview for yourself, as it’s super interesting — especially if you’re a Mana fan!
The biggest deal about Seiken Densetsu Collection possibly heading west is of course that Seiken Densetsu 3 has never released in the west. It does have an English fan translation, and is apparently one of the best in the series.
Not to mention the games still look gorgeous with that sprite work, and especially so on a Switch screen. My goodness. I’m appreciative of the Secret of Mana remake, but give me those beautiful sprites any day.
Secret of Mana remake is coming to PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC on 15th February 2018.