"Collection of Mana" (Seiken Densetsu / Secret of Mana) - Nintendo Switch

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    Seiken Densetsu collection has been announced for Nintendo Switch. English speaking gamers will know the first in the series as "Final Fantasy Adventure" or "Mystic Quest" on GameBoy, and the second "Secret of Mana" on SNES.

    So far no word has landed if this collection will be available in English. Fans of the Mana series will painfully note that "Seiken Densetsu 3" (unofficially nicknamed "Secret of Mana 2") has never seen an official English translation to date, relying only on fan translations and ROM hacks.



     
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    To be fair it is a pretty awesome "hack" though. You'd never know.
     
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    Agreed, but there's a real message made when a Japanese company doesn't bother translating something. Even if the community can do it for themselves, when the parent company does it and offers it up for sale all these years later, it's a sign of recognition that they see we want their stuff.

    It's like when "Earthbound Zero" / "Earthbound Beginnings" finally got an official translation and release on VC. That was a great day for fans of the series, and retro gamers everywhere.

    Hopefully something as intensely popular as a Mana game can get the same treatment, and sales to match.
     
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    Yeah or Nintendo is scraping the barrel for Switch exclusives to release in an attempt not to tank like their last console.
     
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    Well, this seemed to have been released June 1, to absolutely zero fanfare in the west.

    http://www.play-asia.com/seiken-densetsu-collection/13/70b1qz

    By all accounts the Switch is region-free, although a Japanese-only language version means a language barrier.

    Unrelated to that, a new remake of Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) has been announced for PS4, PSVita and "Steam" (PC/Windows presumably).

    Thread over in the Sony Consoles section:
    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1228779

    Trailer:

     
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    Hold on to your hats kids...

    1) This just got a confirmed English, titled "Collection of Mana"

    2) The first ever official release of "Seiken Densetsu 3", aka "Trials of Mana", the sequel to "Secret of Mana", is included in this pack, with official English translation (brand new work, not using existing community translations).

    I was convinced we'd never see this here in the west. Incredible!

     
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    Looks like a 3D remake of the third game is also in the works. This one's due next year, and will be multi-platform (Switch, PS4, Steam/PC confirmed).

    I'm less enthusiastic about this than the 2D collection, but happy to see the Mana franchise getting fresh air none the less.

     
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    Hmm, looks like my Seiken Densetsu 3 repro cart with the English ROM is officially obsolete. Need to buy a Switch now!
     
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    Yeah I'm keen to play on MiSTer too, but I'll wait until I buy the game officially first. I really feel like I need to vote with my wallet on this one, given how long the world has waited for this.
     

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