Brownies boss Shinichi Kameoka looks back 26 years
The lovely looking Doraemon: Story of Seasons launched this week in Japan (jumping right to the top of the charts, no less), and Shinichi Kameoka, boss at developer Brownies, has been reminiscing about video game eras past and how releases have changed over the years. Writing on the company's blog...
Update: Collection of Mana physical pre-orders are live
Update: Pre-orders for the physical version of Collection of Mana – due to launch on 27th August – are live now. It will cost £34.99 in the UK and $39.99 in North America.
The soundtrack to Secret of Mana has to rank as one of the best ever committed to silicon, with stirring battle songs rubbing shoulders with soothing lullabies and bittersweet tunes. Hiroki Kikuta's work remains masterful, even after all these years. We didn't think it could get much better, but it seems we were wrong - if you take...
Overclocked Remix's 65th tribute album takes us back to 16-bit bliss
While Switch owners eagerly awaiting news of a possible Western release of the Seiken Desentsu Collection or even a change of heart regarding the Secret of Mana Remake being released on everything except Nintendo's flagship console, we bring you bit of good news and h
"We hope to continue listening to the various requests from our fans"
Square Enix is currently hard at work remaking one of its most beloved JRPGs, Secret of Mana. This SNES classic is right up there with Zelda and Final Fantasy in terms of player adoration, but amazingly the remake isn't coming to Switch. Speaking to Red Bull, producer Masaru...
Clue: it's not the PS Vita
Sony has revealed that a Secret of Mana remake is in the works for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Steam. Launching on February 15th 2018, the game will boast 3D graphics and controls, full voice acting, a newly arranged soundtrack and local multiplayer. Pre-orders are op
Mana from heaven
While Square's Seiken Densetsu series continues to this very day, it's the two SNES / Super Famicom outings on which the franchise built its enviable reputation. Seiken Densetsu 2 - better known in the west as Secret of Mana - is arguably one of the finest RPGs ever made, while its sequel has only been held back from wider acclaim...
Better known as Secret of Mana in these parts
Square Enix has announced that it is bringing Seiken Densetsu Collection to the Nintendo Switch this June. The collection was teased yesterday when the official Twitter account for the RPG series posted a short clip showing Seiken Densetsu 3 running on Nintendo's new console.
Virtual Console incoming?
The official Twitter channel for the Seiken Densetsu series has tweeted footage of the third game running on the Nintendo Switch. Seiken Densetsu 3 is the sequel to Seiken Densetsu 2 (obviously), a game better known in the west as Secret of Mana. It's widely regarded as one of the best RPGs ever made - as you'll know if...
iRetroGamer tips the hat to one of the very best
Secret of Mana is unquestionably one of the best SNES RPGs ever made, and a huge part of the game's appeal comes from Hiroki Kikuta's gorgeous soundtrack, which still sounds amazing even today. Our friends over at iRetroGamer have put together a video which celebrates the musical legacy of this...
Lullabies to paralyze, in a good way
Update: We'd just like to clarify that AYAKI was a piano performer on Etrian Odyssey and PersonaQ, and not the composer, as we originally indicated. Original story: The soundtrack to SNES RPG Secret of Mana is regarded as one of the finest of the 16-bit era, with Hiroki Kikuta's soothing compositions matching...