Speaking to USGamer in a recent interview, Mana series producer Masaru Oyamada took some time to address the highly requested port of next month’s Secret of Mana remake that is currently slated to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC.
He’s heard you loud and clear, and he explains why it isn’t on Switch now, but maybe in the future. “To kind of give background in terms of when the project started, it was about two years ago, and the Switch hadn’t been announced,” Oyamada continues, “once we announced this remake, we were taken aback by the demand an feedback we received for a Switch version.”
It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch is a smashing success, as many developers are flocking to Nintendo’s newest console-handheld hybrid and porting over their catalogs for all to enjoy.
In Japan, the Switch has a Seiken Densetsu Collection, which has three games on one cartridge, including the original Seiken Densetsu or better known as Final Fantasy Adventure here in the West, Seiken Densetsu 2 better known as Secret of Mana, and lastly, Seiken Densetsu 3, a title never seen outside of Japan, but has a long history of being one of the first games to be translated by fans.
Oyamada reiterates that Square Enix is looking into seeing what is possible for a Switch port in the future, hopefully, we will see both the remake and the collection of Mana games reach our shores.
Secret of Mana will launch on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC on February 15.