Square Enix is remaking Secret of Mana. The beloved role-playing game will be released in North America on February 15, 2018.
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 summer, 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 like upgraded gameplay. It will also have local multiplayer on all platforms. (Update (1:55pm): An original version of this article said that the game would have online multiplayer, but that’s not the case. We apologize for the error.)
Below are screenshots from the game’s English and Japanese language versions.
In Japan, all three versions are priced at 4,800 yen ($44).
The game is also getting the inevitable limited edition bundle in Japan. No word yet if the North American release will.
Read the game’s press release below:
SECRET OF MANA REMADE WITH MODERN VISUALS AND SOUND
Time Honored RPG Coming Next February in Full 3D
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 25, 2017) – SQUARE ENIX® completely revamps the classic Secret of Mana® title with high-definition 3D graphics and voice-over for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, and STEAM®. Scheduled for global digital release next February 15, the beloved volume in the MANA series retains its long-held charm while incorporating improvements such as upgraded gameplay for modern platforms and a newly arranged musical score.
Originally released in 1993, Secret of Mana faithfully tells the story of Randi, Primm and Popoi as they battle a treacherous empire in order to reclaim the power of Mana and bring the world back to order.
Those who preorder from the PlayStation®Store will receive special character costumes: “Moogle Suit” for Randi, Primm and Popoi, “Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm and “Tiger Suit” for Randi and Popoi, as well as three PlayStation™Network avatars. Those who pre-purchase the game, or purchase the Day 1 Edition within one week of the launch on STEAM, will receive the three costumes as well as a downloadable wallpaper. For more information visit: www.SecretofManaGame.com.