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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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15 comments
  1. Person Man
    Person Man
    January 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Fuck that remake, give me the collection.

    RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

  2. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    January 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Thanks Square. I’ll even buy the collection even though I can play it through emulators any time I wish.

  3. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    January 26, 2018 at 10:31 am

    They should have released SD3/SoM2 here back in the Super Nintendo days. It’s a crime they didn’t.

  4. blackice85
    blackice85
    January 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Agreed, maybe they thought it’d be too late for the US market at that point? There were plenty of other snes rpgs that we missed too, for likely that same reason.

  5. alterku
    alterku
    January 26, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    SD collection yes please, but limiting it to the switch? That’d be unfortunate.

  6. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    January 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Why? It wasn’t like everybody threw out their SNESes in 1995. That was a big year for the SNES. And they were still releasing good SNES games into 1997- Harvest Moon and DKC 3 come to mind.

    The excuse I always heard was that they didn’t want it to compete with Secret of Evermore, which is maybe the dumbest reason ever to pass on a localization, especially for a game of that quality.

  7. blackice85
    blackice85
    January 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I agree, but they may have wanted to focus on bringing over other games, or maybe they thought that entry wouldn’t be as appealing, who knows.

  8. mega jew
    mega jew
    January 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Everything ported to the switch

  9. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Makes more sense to have this on the switch than the shitty Vita.

  10. orbo
    orbo
    January 26, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Yeah pretty much.
    Only reason most anyone cares about it is for SD3.

    Japanese probably don’t understand why we want the collection so much (they want to buy secret of mana AGAIN??) but they got an official release of SD3 so they don’t have to beg square for it.

  11. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Fuck the remake since it’s garbage, but WHY DON’T WE ALREADY HAVE THE COLLECTION? Do they hate money?

  12. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I read that their thinking at the time was sound given the expense of producing that insanely packed cartridge.

  13. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    January 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Vitta aint shitty, it’s just not a console I’d ever buy, especially in a world where the switch exists.

  14. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    January 29, 2018 at 9:43 am

    “Do they hate money?” No but let’s be honesty its not like the collection is going to sell millions upon millions. They hate spending money to not make much off niche titles. It sucks but its a business at the end of the day.

  15. Bazzy
    Bazzy
    January 30, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I really want to have the collection on steam, but i most likely can only about that. -.-
    Port looks like utter shit and collection infos how it came to be didn’t made me more confident in the quality in it either, literally the opposite.