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Holy Sh#t! Secret of Mana Is Getting A 3D Remake

Square-Enix rebuilds the SNES’ 1993 classic from the ground up with remastered Secret of Mana, releasing February 2018

Remember Secret of Mana? Originally released as Seiken Densetsu 2 on the Super Famicom in Japan, Squaresoft’s addicting cooperative action-RPG made the jump to the west in 1993 on the Super Nintendo. It’s an unforgettable adventure, and one that still holds up remarkably well today. However, if no longer have a Super Nintendo, or like thousands of other eager retro gamers, failed to get your hands on an SNES Classic Edition pre-order, you’re in luck. Square-Enix today announced that Secret of Mana is being fully remastered for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC, bringing this timeless classic to the modern era.

Set to be released on February 15, 2018 in North America, Secret of Mana sports online multiplayer, fully remastered 3D visuals, new musical arrangements, and the addition of voiced dialog. You can check out the game’s debut trailer below. Fair warning: If you’re a nostalgic sap like me, you might want to keep some Kleenex at the ready.

What do you think of the look of the Secret of Mana remake? Are you happy with Square-Enix’s decision to go full 3D, or would you have rather seen it stick to its 2D roots? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Before founding the site, Frank was a staff writer for the blogs Gaming Judgement and NuclearGeek.

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