Square Enix’s classic RPG returns with new visuals, new music and local multiplayer
One of the greatest RPGs of all time, Secret of Mana, is coming back to life in 3D! Secret of Mana will come to PS4 and PS Vita digitally worldwide on 15th February 2018.
Secret of Mana holds a special place in many hearts here in the office, so we could not be more excited for new fans to experience the time-honoured classic for the first time, and for existing fans to dive back into the fun fantasy adventure that they know and love.
“I’ve heard of Secret of Mana, but I never played it and I’m just used to more modern graphics.”
The above is basically the gist of conversations I have had with most of my gamer friends, and could possibly describe how many of you feel about the game. We’re here to fix that! Here’s what you should know about the remake:
The game will faithfully adapt the beloved story and top-down gameplay while adopting modern 3D graphics and controls. Meaning that the game has been fully rebuilt from the ground up, but still remains true to the whimsical gameplay of the original. In this new remake, you can expect the great game all your friends have been saying you missed out on, reborn.
After playing the original, watching this trailer hits me right in the nostalgic feels… EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. So, if you’re like me and played the classic version, but wonder what new things you can look forward to outside of the completely revamped 3D graphics and updated gameplay:
- 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.
To give you the lowdown on the story: Secret of Mana revolves around a courageous young man named Randi. I think Randi will successfully make headbands cool again (some may argue they were always cool, and I would agree.) Anyway… Randi inadvertently discovers the Mana Sword, a weapon of great power, and finds out that he can harness the great power of Mana. He then embarks on a quest to defeat the evil forces attempting to control Mana, and is joined by a tenacious and caring noblewoman named Primm, and a mischievous yet kind sprite named Popoi. Together, the trio take on a treacherous empire in attempts to bring balance to the world.
“If I love the series and want something a little extra to make my experience that much better, what is there?”
You are in LUCK sir and/or madam. If you pre-order the game on PlayStation Store then at launch you’ll receive:
- Individual PSN avatars for Randi, Primm, and Popoi
- DLC costumes
- “Moogle Suit” for Randi, Primm, Popoi
- “Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm
- “Tiger Suit” for Randi and Popoi
Look how adorable those costumes are! I wonder why the Tiger Suit makes Popoi look so grumpy…
Pre-orders will go live at 12.00pm BST/1.00pm CEST today! For those who want to pre-order on PlayStation Store, you can click here from this afternoon.
As a fan, Secret of Mana is a personal favourite of mine, and I’m honoured to be bringing the title to the west. I sincerely hope that all current and potential fans are as excited as I am and will love the game. As we lead up to release, be sure to keep up to date with all of the new Secret of Mana content through our official Square Enix channels!