Can We Get a Seiken Densetsu 3 Remake? Please?

With Secret of Mana remaster out, is it a good time to release a Seiken Densetsu 3 remake?

In this generation of gaming we can expect to see a remaster or remake of any game from the distant past or from the last generation of consoles. Remastered games like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy or Final Fantasy X/X2 gave us the same experience as the original, but with better graphics: resolution and cut content from the original release.

One of the recent games to get this remastered treatment is the popular Super Nintendo RPG Secret of Mana, which is the second and most popular installment in the Seiken Densetsu series. As Secret of Mana gets most of love in the series, however the third installment in the series - Seiken Densetsu 3 - deserves just as much attention and a remake as well.

                            Let's just hope it is better than this remaster 

Seiken Densetsu 3 is an action RPG made by Square Enix. In Seiken, you choose between six different characters that are trying to obtain the Mana Sword that will help defeat the main antagonists - the God Beasts. In addition, the characters you pick at the start all have their own story line that contributes to the over-arching story of the game.

What made Seiken so great is that instead of changing everything around what Secret of Mana laid out, it expanded upon it. It updated the combat, making it better than its predecessor. The graphics and sprite animations were better and sharper. It also had more classes and characters than Secret of Mana, giving it more replay value just to try out the different characters.        

Seiken Densetsu 3 was never released outside of Japan, so it would be obvious why its predecessors - Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy Adventure -get so much praise and notoriety since it was released to the western audience too. Final Fantasy Adventure also had a remake on the Game Boy Advance called Sword of Mana. If the rest of the series can be shown some love and appreciation than why can't Seiken Densetsu 3?

It can be said that Seiken Densetsu 3 built a following here in the West. People have made English translations of the action RPG, making it accessible to many Westerns who do not understand Japanese. Furthermore, a lot of people enjoy this game over the Secret of Mana, and believe it is the better game.

With this all being said, Seiken Densetsu 3 deserves to have a remake. By remaking it, you are giving it a wider audience than it already has. Square Enix should definitively get on this, especially if they want to make some extra cash. This leads me to ask of do you think that Seiken Densetsu 3 should be remastered or should it stay a relic of the past?       


Hey. I'm Christopher. I love video games and sharing my take on different games or gaming trends.

Published Mar. 2nd 2018

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