Secret of Mana remake for Mobile phone

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Post by Son » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:28 am

Anyone see this yet? I found this on the official Japanese Square Enix website

http://www.square-enix.co.jp/mobile/seiken/sd2/

Yep...that's right. After all these years we get a remake!...on mobile phone... At least that's what I can gather from what I've read.

Now, that's cool and all, and I like how the art looks somewhat (would have preferred a more medieval look), but remember that mobile phone games are big in Japan. There's no garuntee we'll get it here, and even if they send it over not many people will play it because it's on mobile. I mean, I don't know very many americans who have a cell phone that can play these games (not saying not everyone in America has one).

I'm crossing my fingers that they will port it to DS eventually. And I HOPE they do not butcher it. They should do what they did with chrono trigger...LEAVE IT A LONE. Keep the graphics, maybe fix up the translation and battle system a bit, maybe add extra orbs or weapons, and add extra levels/side quests or put in what they took out when they cancelled the CD project.

Even if people say this game will suck...I will still get it. I mean I hated playing Dawn of Mana, but I loved the story and the music, so I still got it.

I'm currently trying to find any signs of screen shots or teasers.

Any thoughts?

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Post by nick912012 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:32 am

Yeah, pretty much everyone here knows bout it, but I dunno why nobody made a topic on this =P

Yeah, I'm pretty stoked about it. Obviously, I'm not going to get it, but I'd love to see some promo artwork for it like the one they showed.


or put in what they took out when they cancelled the CD project.

That's exactly what I want.

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Post by manaman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:53 am

Hey,

Thanks for the thread, but this was front page news on this site.

I'm just sayin' is all. . . . ;)

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Post by Dr. Sheexy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:00 am

Yeah check our front page. :P

I'm really wondering how they're going to do it. I know they released FFA on mobile, but SoM seems so much bigger and more complex.
Maybe they'll break it into parts? I dunno the Kanji on the pricing page but one of them seems to suggest that, I dunno though.

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Post by manaman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:33 am

Hey Sheexy,

Wouldn't that take away the non-linearity of the game? If that is the case, I'd forget all about this one.

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Post by Dr. Sheexy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:17 am

Yeah it really would, that's one of the reasons it's confusing me. XD

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Post by Quemaqua » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:55 pm

Do we really think we'll even get it over here? That version of FFA never crossed the ocean, did it?

Either way, I'd love to see something new, even if it's something old, you know?

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Post by DeadWolf » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:16 pm

We should hope for SD3 Mobile.

There is a Final Fantasy 4 mobile game that was ported over to WiiWare. Could happen with a classic mana game.

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Post by Quemaqua » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:52 pm

Actually, I'm not really hoping for mobile anything. I don't even own a cell phone anymore and rather hate the loathsome things. Wouldn't mind seeing SD3 pop up on DS or PSP or something, though. Even Wiiware would be better than nothing.
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Post by Tomnet » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:41 pm

I've just seen/learnt that and it will be like FoM : Very beautiful, hope to see more pics !.
As someone say, it I don't into mobile games too, I know in japan mobile games are very popular, but...only play on japanese mobiles :(

So I don't know if they're planed to reissue a SD on DS, but it will be a great idea if it's really good realized !
Normally if they follow what they are doing it should be the next? Hooooope to see it on DS !

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Post by DarthDude » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:11 pm

I may not play this, but I would like to see what it would look like playing the game on a mobile phone.

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Post by Rabite » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:24 am

If they make all the changes similar to what they did with Sword of Mana, then Japan can keep this one. If it's close to the original I want to see this on either a console or a handheld then get a US release.

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Post by Popoi108 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:47 am

Images here.

It seems more like a port than a remake.

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Post by Kassidy » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:54 am

Thanks for the images. They have made the sprites crisper though, and also changed Salamando's appearance to bring him in-line with later games. Also the face sprites appear to be more detailed.

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Post by Dr. Sheexy » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:18 am

Double check those sprites, they've pretty much redone everything.


Click the links if it won't show the images right, I guess they got mad at me for hotlinking.
http://www.1up.com/media?id=3757665&type=lg
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http://www.1up.com/media?id=3757662&type=lg
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The Mantis Ant fight looks pretty much the same, just the grass is more detailed and the bones are flipped and some are changed, the rocks are also remade.
The baddies are using the more recent redesigns most noticable in the Buzz Bee where it's using a completely different looking enemy design. It's kinda similar to the SD3 and later Assassin Bugs, but it's still pretty different from those.
Pretty much all of the enviornments are heavily redone. Looks like Gaia's Navel has some clouds reflected in the water too.
Also on the Ring Menu it makes the selected item big, didn't do that in old version.

Also look at Purim in the first two pictures, character sprites are definitely updated too.


I made this comparison image too:
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