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 you've already consulted our review.

This footage could be taken as confirmation that the Switch Virtual Console service is close to launch, although it may be that Square Enix is taking the same route as Hamster with its ACA Neo Geo range and is choosing to release the game outside of the service.

Before you get too excited, it's not known if the game will be released outside of its native homeland even when it does launch on the Switch; the region-free nature of the console means this isn't the issue it once was, but the catch is that you'd have to know Japanese - Seiken Densetsu 3 has never been officially localised outside of Japan, although various fan translations do exist. As we said not so long ago, it's high time that this was remedied, and our fingers are firmly crossed that Square Enix has plans to do so.

It's worth noting that Seiken Densetsu 3 never saw release on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan, making this pretty big news in that part of the world.

Would you like to see this classic RPG come to the west for the first time ever? Do you think this means the Switch Virtual Console is just around the corner? Let us know with a comment.