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Square Enix Considering a Switch Port for Secret of Mana Remake, Western Localization for Secret of Mana Collection

We’ve learned that Square Enix is considering a Nintendo Switch port for their upcoming Secret of Mana remake.

The news comes via an interview with game producer Masaru Oyamada and USgamer, where the producer confirmed they began production on the title before the Switch was even announced.

“To kind of give background in terms of when the project started, it was about two years ago, and the Switch hadn’t been announced,” Oyamada said. “Once we had announced this particular remake title, we were very surprised to see the amount of demand and feedback we received for a potential Switch version.”

He went on to confirm they’re looking into a Switch port. “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,” he said.

Oyamada also noted they’ve heard the requests for a western localization for the Seiken Densetsu Collection, a re-release on Switch for the first three Seiken Densetsu games.

“Obviously, our focus is on Secret of Mana since we’re in the last part of its development, so obviously it’s hard to definitely say that yes, we will release it,” Oyamada said. “But 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.”

Secret of Mana is launching worldwide for PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PS Vita on February 15th.

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