Secret Of Mana Remake Announced For PS4, Vita And Steam

Square Enix is remaking Secret of Mana 2. The beloved role-playing game will be released in Australia on 15 February 2018.

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In August 1993, the game was originally released as Seiken Densetsu 2 in Japan on the Super Famicom (SNES), but sold outside Japan as Secret of Mana.

Earlier this winter, a Mana collection with Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 was released in Japan for the Nintendo Switch. Now the second game in the series is headed to current PlayStation hardware and Steam.

According to Famitsu, this is a full remake with full voice (though, Square Enix's English language press release simply states that the game will have voice-overs), new musical arrangements, and other new elements such as upgraded gameplay. 4Gamer reports that the Secret of Mana remake will have online multiplayer for up to three players. The Vita version will use local multiplayer.

Below are screenshots from the game's English and Japanese language versions.

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[Image: Square Enix]

[Image: Square Enix]

[Image: Square Enix]

In Japan, all three versions are priced at ¥4800 ($55). The PlayStation 4 version is currently available for pre-order in Australia for $59.95.

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In Japan, the game is also getting the inevitable limited edition bundle. No word yet if the Australian release will.

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    Not quite sure what to think...
    It's one of my all-time faves. But the 3D graphics just look... wrong, somehow.
    I hope they don't screw this up.
    Also, Vita but no Switch??
    Go home Square-Enix, you're drunk.

      This is my all-time favourite game, and I'm definitely buying it, but yeah, the graphics feel a bit... soulless?

      It does say it's development footage, so hopefully the final release will look better. The first screenshot, for example, Spikey Tiger and the 3 PCs don't have shadows, which just looks weird. However the screenshot with Randi and Primm does have shadows, so hopefully that first one is from an early build.

      I'm glad I finally bought a PS4, although a Switch version would have been nice.

      Hopefully there's a Seiken Densetsu 3 re-make in the works too, as it'd be nice to play an official English translation of that one.

      They have already screwed this up IMO, localised rom trilogy please.

    This actually looks...uhhh...kinda bad.

    This looks like a mobile game, not a PS4 game. Not sure what to make of this. I think I'll stick with the original.

    Not to bothered by the graphics though I hope there is an option to kill the voice acting. This has been the major reason I now no longer play JRPG's. I prefer the characters in my head and just wish for this option (as well as the proper time to read the captions).

    Great news it's getting a remake but ugh, what is it with japanese devs/publishers and releasing across multiple platforms?

    Actually playing through the final Kingdom Hearts package on PS4 right now because it's the first time I could be bothered to play all of the titles now that they're in the one place. I'm lucky (or sad) enough to have a Vita, PS4 & Switch but I don't want to have to keep hopping between machines - although if I read closer it seems the first game isn't being released outside Japan, just the second so just the Sony platforms?

    After they've done this can we hope they'll bring Vagrant Story back for the masses who undoubtedly missed it? Or Xenogears? OR how about a Switch version of Chrono Trigger & Cross? I would be happy for approximately forever* if they did this :)

    *probably not forever

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