Square Enix has announced that they're making a full-blown remake of the legendary RPG Secret of Mana which will be simultaneously released worldwide. This remake will stay true to the original storyline revolving around Randi and the Mana Sword while updating it to have 3D graphics and a more accessible control scheme.
The Secret of Mana will also have the following new features, as quoted from PlayStation.Blog:
- 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.
The Japanese official site added that numerous scenes in the original game will be re-enacted as Talk Events. Japanese voice actors for the main characters have also been revealed: Randi's voice actor is Kensho Ono, Primm's voice actress is Nozomi Yamamoto, and Popoi will be voiced by Emiri Kato.
Secret of Mana will be released digitally worldwide. However, the Japanese release on PlayStation 4 and Vita will also have a physical version available exclusively there, along with a limited Collectors Edition which is only available at Square Enix e-Store and contains an artbook, a CD of arranged tracks, and mascot figures of Randi, Primm, and Popoi.
There are also bonus incentives by pre-ordering the game on PSN. Users will be instantly rewarded PSN avatars of Randi, Primm, and Popoi, and when the game launches they will be able to obtain the following DLC costumes:
- “Moogle Suit” for Randi, Primm, Popoi
- “Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm
- “Tiger Suit” for Randi and Popoi
Secret of Mana will be released worldwide for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam on February 15, 2018. You can watch the announcement trailer and see more screenshots of the game below.