Secret of Mana Collection Official Trailer
Square Enix has announced Seiken Densetsu Collection, releasing a trailer video. The game is expected to retail for 4,800 yen and will contain three games: the original Seiken Densetsu, known in the west as Final Fantasy Adventure or Adventures of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 2, released here as Secret of Mana, and Seiken Densetsu 3, never released in the west. The trailer indicates that the three games will be ports of their original releases.
The game's Japan release date is set for June 1. It is unclear if there will be a boxed retail version at this time, or just a digital download. Additionally, it is unknown whether Switch owners in the west will ever have access to the collection; Seiken Densetsu 3 has no official English localization, which may hurt its chances.
Source: Gamespot, Polygon
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|Neal||Comment 1: 2017-03-27 14:10|
|It's a bit pricy, but I really do love all of these games. An actual official localization of SD3 would be amazing. I think at that price point they should also include Legend of Mana, which is such a good game that I think is vastly underrated.|
|Rangers51||Comment 2: 2017-03-31 20:16|
| Well, hilariously, I never mentioned that this was for Switch, which changes things a little. I'm not sure they'd be including games post-Nintendo in there, though they surely could.|
This is definitely the best chance at an official SD3 release in the West, but even then I don't have my hopes up.
|DragonKnight Zero||Comment 3: 2017-04-03 02:07|
| Given how buggy the code of Seiken Densetsu 3 is and the amount of work the fan translators went through to put a translated script in the game, I'm inclined to believe there's zero chance of a localization.|
While I want to believe there will be some enhancements to the games, straight ports does appear to be the most likely outcome, bugginess and all. The fantasy of raising the item capacity from 4 to 9 and inserting the missing Glove and Axe orbs in Secret of Mana will likely go unrealized. Sigh.
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