Secret of Mana remake and Seiken Densetsu Collection could eventually release on Nintendo Switch in the west
TheSecret of Mana remake is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam in just a few weeks. Immediately when the game was announced last summer, well, basically everyone was curious why the game wasn't slated for Nintendo Switch too. Especially considering the original Secret of Mana was released for the Super Nintendo, it seemed a little odd that its remake would pass over the Switch.
In an USGamer interview published today [article pulled due to embargo reasons, cached page here], Square Enix producer Masaru Oyamada was asked about the peculiar absence, to which he states:
"So, the voices are heard, we're aware that people are desiring a Switch version [of Secret of Mana remake], and we will make an effort to see what is feasible in the future, though nothing is confirmed or planned."
However, Secret of Mana has released on Nintendo Switch in some form. The Seiken Densetsu Collection released in Japan last summer, which includes the first three games in the series, but there's been no word of an English localization. [Note: Secret of Mana is Seiken Densetsu 2 in Japan] The primary roadblock here is likely that Seiken Densetsu 3 is included in the collection, which has never seen an official English release. On bringing this collection to Nintendo Switch owners in the west, Oyamada states:
"But we've obviously heard a lot of demands and requests for [Seiken Densetsu Collection] to be released in the west, and that's something we will do our best to hopefully achieve, but nothing at this moment in time."
So, that's what we have to go on. In the meantime, we'll be able to get our hands on Secret of Mana remake for other platforms on February 15. We'll just have to sit patiently for more news on the collection.