Square Enix announced today the return of an SNES clas­sic RPG, Secret of Mana, which is head­ing to PS4 and PS Vita on Feb­ru­ary 15th, 2018 of next year. For obvi­ous rea­son, ele­ments of the game were changed to make it a bet­ter expe­ri­ence for new and exist­ing fans of the game. 

Secret of mana is a top-down RPG and was ori­gian­l­ly pix­els for graph­ics and con­trols for the SNES. Of course, that has changed a bit. Graph­i­cal­ly, the game has been remod­elled for in 3D form and the con­trols have adapt­ed to the mod­ern PS4. All and all, the game has been ful­ly rebuilt from the ground up. Square Enix did give a few more details regard­ing changes:

  1. 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.
  2. A NEWLY ARRANGED SOUNDTRACK: We’re excit­ed for you to hear a beau­ti­ful, new­ly arranged sound­track that pays trib­ute to the orig­i­nal.
  3. LOCAL MULTIPLAYER: Yes! Sit down with two of your friends (up to three play­ers) to expe­ri­ence the adven­ture togeth­er.

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If you have nev­er played Secret of Mana, here is a tad about the sto­ry. You play as a young man named Ran­di, who finds the Mana Sword. This sword has great pow­ers, which Ran­di can har­ness. He then embarks on a quest to defeat all the evil that’s attempt­ing to con­trol the Mana. He is joined by a noble­woman, Primm, and a mis­chie­vous sprite named Popoi.

Pre-Order Bonus

  • Indi­vid­ual PSN Avatars for Ran­di, Primm, and Popoi as an instant reward
  • DLC Cos­tumes at launch on Feb­ru­ary 15
    • Moogle Suit” for Ran­di, Primm, Popoi
    • Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm
    • Tiger Suit” for Ran­di and Popoi

Secret of Mana Remake Coming Next Year for PS4 and PS Vita

If you wish to pre-order you can do so, here. Secret of Mana is only $39.99. If you are head­ing to PAX West this year, this game will be playable from Sep­tem­ber 1st-4th at both the Square Enix and PlaySta­tion booths.

Source: PlaySta­tion Blog