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Secret of Mana Remake voice cast revealed

September 24th, 2017 | Deques | Filed under Secret of Mana

During the event at Tokyo Game Show 2017 the voice cast of Secret of Mana was announced.
Randi voiced by Kenshou Ono
Primm voiced by Nozomi Yamamoto
Popoi voiced by Emiri Kat
Jema voiced by Eizou Tsuda
Lusa Luka voiced by Rie Kugiyama
Dyluck voiced by Takuya Satou
Vandole voiced by Kenichi Ono
Thanatos voiced by Jouji Nakata
Sheex voiced by Hiromichi Tezuka
Geshtar voiced by Yuuki Ishikari
Fanha voiced by Mie Sonozaki

You can listen samples of each character’s voice over at the official site

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Secret of Mana Remake coming to PS4, PS Vita and Steam!

August 25th, 2017 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Square-Enix

Square Enix have announced that Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) will be remade in top-down view 3D (similar to what we’ve seen for Adventures of Mana on mobile) and released on PS4, PS Vita and Steam February 15 of 2018. You will soon be able to pre-order the title on the PS Network and receive free DLC costumes for your favourite characters:

Mana DLC

You know you want that Moogle Suit!

As well as the 3D graphics, the remake will feature voice-acting, a re-arranged soundtrack, and local multiplayer for Playstation. The game will also have flexible language options to be able to experience the game with Japanese voice acting and subtitles.

And, of course, what would an announcement like this be like without a video.

Secret of Mana will be playable at PAX West from September 1-4 at both the Square Enix booth and the PlayStation booth!

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Confirmed – Seiken Densetsu Collection for the Nintendo Switch

March 21st, 2017 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu, Seiken Densetsu 3

We now have confirmation! Announced is the launch of the Seiken Densetsu Collection for the Nintendo Switch. 

Due out June 1st in Japan, the collection will include Seiken Densetsu 1 (Final Fantasy Adventure), Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) and Seiken Densetsu 3 in their original formats. 

No news yet on a western release though.

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Unraveled: Tale of the Shipbreaker’s Daughter

May 18th, 2015 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Sideprojects, Soundtracks

While not strictly related to the Seiken Densetsu series, it has a connection to one of our favourite composers.

Unraveled is an adventure RPG game currently seeking Kickstarter funding (at 7.4k our of 15k with 14 days to go at the time of writing). As with the trend of many KS games right now, it has a retro feel to it hearkening back to the days of Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger, but not only that, the soundtrack will feature collaborations from Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta. The current draft for the main theme can now be heard here in the embedded YT video.

I for one am backing this project, as it does look interesting, so check it out and see if it is your cup of tea or not. Otherwise, simply enjoy the music.

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Sharing a Christmas Tradition

December 24th, 2014 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Fan Stuff, Secret of Mana

I found this story of a tradition shared between two brothers playing Secret of Mana at Christmas, and wanted to get it out to a wider audience.

Merry Christmas, guys!


Secret of Mana characters in Rise of Mana

October 2nd, 2014 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Rise of Mana, Secret of Mana

While we still don’t have solid news on whether Rise of Mana will reach western shores, and adding to recent news that Rise of Mana will be expanded to the PS Vita platform, we now have video proof that the characters from Secret of Mana are due to be playable in Rise of Mana.

You can see some previews of the 3D models for the characters in this presentation video.

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Secret of Mana iOS updates, sale, and coming to Android

August 4th, 2014 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Android, iPhone, Secret of Mana

Between now and August 10th you can get Secret of Mana for iOS for about 50% the usual price, so go grab it if you haven’t done so already.

Not only that, but a number of updates have been made to the game, such as added MFi controller support, an improved virtual stick for those without controllers, new high resolution UI elements, a fix for the long-standing bug with the background music, and support for retina and 4-inch displays.

To top things off, for those with Android devices, we’ll see a version of the Mobile Secret of Mana hit Android OS this Autumn (only took, what, 4 years?).

Thanks to manaman for the heads up on some of these items.


A Secret of Mana Retrospective Review

April 5th, 2014 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Videos

StrafeFox over on YouTube does a very nice job of producing game reviews and retrospectives on his channel, and he has brought his most recent one to our attention on the forum. Very slick visuals and narration, even bringing to the table a little fact I wasn’t aware of (Nasir’s Visa woes).

Go check it out and subscribe to his channel for more retrospectives.

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iOS Secret of Mana on sale

March 25th, 2014 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana

If you are the owner of a device that’ll support it (Requires iOS 4.3 or later, compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), Secret of Mana is currently on sale over on the AppStore for $3.99 (or local equivalent).

The game features upgraded graphics, the same OST that you remember from the SNES classic, on-screen controls, and multi-language support.

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Into the Thick of It – Acapella version

January 22nd, 2014 | Deques | Filed under Remixes, Secret of Mana