Square Enix has spoken about the likelihood that the Secret of Mana HD remake will see release on Nintendo Switch, as well as localising the Seiken Densetsu Collection which, so far, has only been made available in Japan.
That has seen Secret of Mana HD producer Masaru Oyamada admit that they were “very surprised” at the reaction to the game’s announcement and, soon after, the demand for its release on Nintendo Switch.
“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 explained to USgamer. “Once we had announced this particular remake title, we were very surprised to see the amount of demand and feedback we received for a potential Switch version.
“So, the voices are heard, we’re aware that people are desiring a Switch version, and we will make an effort to see what is feasible in the future, though nothing is confirmed or planned.”
As for the Seiken Densetsu Collection, Oyamada acknowledged that they have heard the same demand for it to be localised and released in the west.
“Obviously, our focus is on Secret of Mana since we’re in the last part of its development, so obviously it’s hard to definitely say that yes, we will release it,” he added. “But we’ve obviously heard a lot of demands and requests for that game to be released in the west, and that’s something we will do our best to hopefully achieve, but nothing at this moment in time.”
Secret of Mana HD will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC worldwide on February 15th.