Square Enix has made an announcement that they are working on a full 3D remake of the classic RPG Secret of Mana, which will be released worldwide simultaneously on February 15, 2018, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, as well as Steam. It will be released mostly in digital version only, but the Japanese PS4 and Vita release will also have physical copies available.
This remake will stay true to the original storyline about Randi and the Mana Sword while implementing modern 3D graphics and controls. It will also have the following new features, as quoted from PlayStation.Blog:
- VOICED CHARACTERS: That’s right, you heard Randi in the trailer and you’ll finally get to hear Randi, Primm, Popoi and many other characters talk and express themselves throughout their adventure!To add to that, the game will have language options which will allow players to experience the game using Japanese voices and/or subtitles.
- A NEWLY ARRANGED SOUNDTRACK: We’re excited for you to hear a beautiful, newly arranged soundtrack that pays tribute to the original.
- LOCAL MULTIPLAYER: Yes! Sit down with two of your friends (up to three players) to experience the adventure together.
In addition to the above, the Japanese official site also mentions that multiple scenes in the original game are going to be re-enacted as Talk Events. The site has also revealed the Japanese voice casts for the main characters; Randi will be voiced by Kensho Ono, Primm by Nozomi Yamamoto, and Popoi by Emiri Kato.
Square Enix is also offering bonus incentives for pre-ordering Secret of Mana on PSN. Users will instantly receive PSN avatars of Randi, Primm, and Popoi on pre-ordering the game. And when the game launches on February 15, “Moogle Suit” for Randi, Primm, and Popoi, “Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm, and “Tiger Suit” for Randi and Popoi will be available for them.
You can also watch the announcement trailer as well as screenshots of the Secret of Mana remake right below!