The Switch May Yet See Secret of Mana
The classic SNES favorite Secret of Mana is getting a remake after on February 15 for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Steam for PC. However, in an interview with USGamer, producer Masaru Oyamada stated that while nothing is completely confirmed as of yet, the team is working on making the action-RPG available on the Nintendo Switch due to high demand.
"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," Oyamada stated.
Secret of Mana was released in 1993 for SNES by Square Enix, the companion to Seiken Densetsu, or Final Fantasy Adventure as it was known in the West in 1991. The sequel was the first to branch off from the Final Fantasy franchise and became popular for its colorful graphics, creative theme, and lovable characters.
When the project for the remake had been initiated, the Nintendo Switch had not yet been announced. The development team is only just getting the gist of it.
The Seiken Densetsu Collection, including Secret of Mana, was released for the Nintendo Switch exclusively in Japan. Therefore, the third part of the game, Seiken Densetsu 3, had no official English release outside of Japan, and Oyamada speculates that fans may find it confusing to link between the games.
He also admitted that the size of the game made it difficult to maintain a single language script, let alone more, due to bugs in the game. However, the collection could be in for an English release as well in response to the large demand. Fans of the series could be getting luckier by the minute.