Secret of Mana News
Straight outta the '90s
If you've been following the Mana series ever since Secret of Mana came to the SNES in the early '90s, you might want to prepare yourself for a wonderfully nostalgic trip down memory lane. YouTube user Benoit Tranchet has created a lovely 2D animation based on the classic RPG, releasing it on the platform just as the series'...
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...
Reviving the classics
In January, the Square Enix terms "HD-2D" and "HD2D" were trademarked in Europe. These terms were used by the Japanese developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in last year's Switch exclusive, Octopath Traveler. Square Enix recently followed this up by filing a couple of Mana trademarks in Europe...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
As regular readers will know, each Saturday we all get together to discuss our weekend gaming plans and see what our fellow community members are up to. This week is a little different, however, with many of us taking a little time away to celebrate the holidays and enjoy time with friends or family, or even...
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.
Composer Hiroki Kikuta is responsible for some of the best gaming soundtracks ever, with Seiken Densetsu II (Secret of Mana), Seiken Densetsu III and Koudelka under his belt. He's currently creating music for the Kickstarter title Indivisible by Lab Zero Games, but he has found the time to produce not one but two new albums, collaborating with...
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...
Sequel to Secret of Mana on the way?
Square Enix has trademarked the name Circle of Mana, which would suggest that the company is planning a new entry in the popular series which started way back in 1993 with the localisation of Seiken Densetsu 2 - better known to western players as Secret of Mana. The franchise has since appeared on a wide range...
Square classic misses DS transfer
It's a classic entry in the pantheon of RPGs: Square's Secret of Mana for Super Nintendo is widely regarded as one of the finest games in the genre, even after all these years, but other than the less well-received Children of Mana and Heroes of Mana we haven't seen the series reach the DS. It looks as though that...
Today's update was already revealed a few days ago - No additional games have been added to the two games that were announced, but does it really matter when one of them is Secret of Mana?
Secret of Mana is probably Square's most well-known SNES game aside from the Final Fantasies and Chrono Trigger. Unlike those two, it's an action RPG - There's no...
Hopefully European readers have asked Santa for lots of Wii points this Christmas as it seems ours pals at Nintendo have been holding back on you for a boxing day surprise this coming Friday.
Obviously the surprise is completely ruined now! Isn’t the Internet good for doing that? All the same we think you will be delighted to hear that one of the best RPGs ever is finally coming out in Europe..
It's another big week for the USA. A timeless Square classic and yet another update to Capcom's fighting series will be available later today.
Aside from Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana is one of Square's most highly regarded games. While it's not readily apparent, the game is actually a sequel to Final Fantasy Adventure on the Game Boy (Which secretly really isn't a Final Fantasy..
Some big things in Japan next month. After taking a multi-month break, the N64 is finally back in action! Square Enix is also finally putting up one of their most wanted RPGs for the SNES (That isn't Super Mario RPG). It's obviously not Chrono Trigger, nor is it Final Fantasy. Look below if you want to know!
The full list of games to be released in...