Square Enix announced today the release of the next Seiken Densetsu (Mana series) game which is well not just a simple game but a special collection for the series fans. Bet now, the collection which is called “Seiken Densetsu Collection” will be available on Nintendo Switch first in Japan from June 1, 2017 for 4800 Yen (+ tax) in package and download version.
The new Seiken Densetsu Collection going to includes the first, Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden from 1991. The 2nd game the Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) from 1993 and the 3rd game the Seiken Densetsu 3 (Legend of the Sacred Sword 3) from 1995 which released only in Japan on Famicom.
Since these games are popular mostly in Japan, if we have to bet, the collection will be available only in Japan and maybe later we can get the English version, but hey, Switch is region free so if you know what are you doing you can order the Japanese version.
Square Enix alread released some changes from the original games:
In the game you can save anywhere where you want, you don’t have to search save points. You can listen the original game music from all the 3 games on the home screen of the Switch and the screen change mode!
Each game comes with this screen feature. For example in the first The Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden you can select from multiply screen size but the 2nd and the 3rd game also corresponds to a maximum of three multipliers (the number for the first game is unknown).
With the announcement, Square Enix also released the first promotion video what you can watch above and yesterday (which was a holiday in Japan) the on the official Japanese Mana Twitter account the company also released a few seconds long gameplay scenes from the collection from the Seiken Densetsu 3.
But in the above released promotion video you can see more. The classic, GameBoy dot style screen and the upgraded, colorful but still retro dot style RPG game from the classic times. This Collection is the best for those who wants to grab a classic, original JRPG with same 90’s dot style and hardnes.
— 聖剣伝説 -公式- (@Seiken_PR) March 20, 2017