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Secret of Mana Returns with a Remake in 2018

Secret of Mana, one of the most beloved RPGs of the 16-bit era, is returning in the form of an all-new remake. The game is planned for global release on PlayStation 4, Vita, and Steam, Square Enix announced today.

Planned as a digital-only release, Secret of Mana will be available on the PlayStation Store and on Steam starting February 15, 2018. There are preorder incentives for each platform.

If you preorder Secret of Mana on the PlayStation Store, you’ll receive the Moogle Suit costume for Randi, Primm, and Popoi, the Tiger Two-Piece for Primm, and the Tiger Suit for Randi and Popoi. Three PlayStation Network avatars are also included.

If you pre-purchase the game on Steam (or even just buy it on its first day of release), you’ll receive the same three costumes and a downloadable wallpaper to enjoy. Details about both promotions are available on the Secret of Mana official site.

Secret of Mana, the second in the Mana series (known as Seiken Densetsu in Japan), originally reached North America in October of 1993. It was a Super Nintendo exclusive at the time, but since then has been made available on a variety of platforms, including most recently as part of the Seiken Densetsu Collection release on Nintendo Switch in Japan. Though western fans have clamored for localization of that title, Square Enix doesn’t seem to have any plans for such treatment. It will be part of the SNES Classic lineup, though.

In Secret of Mana, the hero does his best Arthur impression and pulls a sword from a stone, which in this case is a bad thing. His blunder sets him along the path to an adventure that will take him around the known world and team him up with a mysterious girl and a mischievous sprite as they seek the seeds of the Mana tree.

Have you ever played Secret of Mana, and are you interested in the upcoming remake?

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