There are some cool new updates over at our affiliate, Secret of Mana: Redux! I’ll give you some highlights here, but you’ve gotta head over there for the full story!
Lore:Dengeki – February of 1993 has four new pieces of content with some cute illustrations! You definitely already know the game tips they’re giving you, but remember these were released months before the game!
Lore:Hippon Super! – February of 1993 again here, with more details about how Secret of Mana compared to the original Seiken Densetsu game, Final Fantasy Adventure. This is the kind of content I find really interesting!
Locations:Kakkara – Check out the small Dengeki article about the early history of the Moon Palace at the bottom!
Locations: Tasnica – Another little article from Dengeki at the bottom here, talking about the castle!
Locations: Lost Areas – Now we’re talking! This page is what Secret of Mana: Redux is all about. Check out all the crazy screenshots of places that don’t exist in the game anymore! A cannibal island that doesn’t exist, enemies in weird places, some whip areas that remind me of Final Fantasy Adventure map, and even more await you on this page. You won’t want to miss this page!
There is a whirlwind tour of the new stuff on Secret of Mana: Redux, and if you haven’t checked out the other pages on the site, make sure you do! There is a veritable treasure trove of content on the site that you can’t find anywhere else!
Over in the Lore section of the site, there are a bunch of Print resources. There are some nice scans of interesting art (look over on the right for instance) and translations of the information in the pages. A ton of these scans have to do with the time before Secret of Mana released. It’s full of speculation and revealing brand new (at the time anyway) information about the game, it’s a great resource to see how the game came to be!
Here is what is new!
Dengeki – from this magazine you can check out a new translation in the April 1993 issue where they discuss how both Final Fantasy Adventure and Secret of Mana have the Rusty Sword in it. Famitsu – check out the May 1993 (that’s a few months before it released!) playthrough here. It’s one of the first times the game was played by people not on the dev team! Hippon Super! – here you can read about how the FFA and SoM charge systems work in the March 1993 section! Marukatsu – more FFA comparisons abound here! They’re all over in the February 93 section. Shonen Jump / V Jump – finally, just a few new images of Randi from July 93, but check out all the other neat art while you’re there!
Make sure to click around on the site, there is tons of information covering details about Characters you may not know, how different Locations changed throughout development, reviews of music tracks, and more!
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If you look to the bottom right of our sidebar while on the main page, you’ll find two new Affiliates listed.
Secret of Mana: Redux – It’s the nice Secret of Mana page that Kassidy posted about a while earlier. Since that post, quite a number of new scans have been added to the site. Check out the Lore ➔ Print section on the site for those. You can find some neat art you’ve probably never seen before on the site! Take for instance the yelling Randi and Rabite on the side there, isn’t that fun? I’ve been helping out a bit with some translations there, actually. The site aims to find out everything it can about Secret of Mana’s development.
The Mana Series Discord – a Discord server where you can discuss the Mana series games, and other things, with other fans! I started chatting there recently and met a few familiar faces! It’s not really an affiliate, per se, but I think the link fits nicely over there.
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Here at Seikens we are happy to announce that we have just partnered with a new Affiliate, Square Palace. For a long time they have been providing excellent coverage on classic Square and Enix games in the French language, including Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Chrono Trigger, Illusion of Gaia, and many more.
They have also done some cool research into stuff hidden within the games using Action Replay codes, and we’ll be bringing you some details of their latest study project soon.
So please join me in welcoming them on board. I hope that both sites will profit from this and we can all keep our support for these games which we love running strong.
We got a new Affiliate, it’s a site called Legendra RPG. It’s all in French but it’s a really cool site. If you can’t read French you can still enjoy the vast amount of RPG related media they have. And if you can understand French you can get a whole lot more information from their site.
Check them out: Legendra RPG
They also gave us some Secret of Mana Mobile pictures that you can find in the Gallery.
They’ve got lots of nice resources for programs such as Game Maker, RPG Maker 2000, RPG Maker 2003, RPG Maker VX, RPG Maker XP, RPG Toolkit and Verge, they’re also going to have stuff up about Stencyl later on, so that will be cool! If you’re into these game making programs you should check this place out for some neat engines, scripts and tutorials among other things.
Also, Kassidy got the sidebar up for the Fan Stuff section, and in the Fanart Gallery you can find some new sketches by Kaze_no_Hogosha and a drawing of Duran that Jane Doe and I did.
Probably some new content coming this weekend, keep checking back!
After a little missunderstanding we got ourselves a new affilates. It’s Square Enix Music Online, who aims on the information of music by the game house. There you can find pretty much anything about the music in the Square Enix games. You really should visit them.
Do you also happen to maintain a site? Do you wish to request an affiliation with the wonderful Seikens? If you really do, then go to the affilation page which you can find under Affiliates menu. If you got all what it takes to be an affiliate, you should send a request.