Nintendo Switch Version Of Secret Of Mana Sequel Teased

New video tweeted out of Seiken Densetsu 3 being played on Switch.

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Secret of Mana fans are getting quite the tease today: the series' official Japanese Twitter account has tweeted out a video of Seiken Densetsu 3 being played on a Nintendo Switch.

The 1995 game is the sequel to Secret of Mana, but it was only ever released on the Super Famicom in Japan. Unlike Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3 was never released on the Wii U's Virtual Console.

We’re still waiting to hear from Nintendo on when it plans to release Switch's Virtual Console. At Switch's launch, the company said fans can expect more information soon. We're already seeing some classic games pop up in the eShop; Hamster Corporation has released several Neo Geo titles.

In the meantime, fans of the Mana series can hold out hope they'll get to play SD3 in the future. Even if the game is only released in Japan, the Switch's region-free settings mean players from anywhere in the world would have their chance to wield the Mana Sword on Nintendo's new console.

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S7eventhHeaven

wow cuz a japanese version of the game would be useful if all you can read is english

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TrueLink

If they do translate and release this overseas, then please fix the bug where if you use an escape rope during Hawk's penultimate dungeon, you can't get back in to the bottom section. Losing the game at the very end was pretty frustrating.

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fibaglassmonkey

"Several Neo Geo titles" It's like a third of the entire library!

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joeharamatheo

should've happened on wii

now i don't care. still no desire to buy a switch

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eva02langley

If they can make it, then go for it... if they are going to destroy it, then forget it.

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Zignoff

Oh you fuckers better not...

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chiefwiggum16

God i played throug this game with every character and again a couole years later. Best 16/32 bit Adventure JRPG ever made if you ask me. I wouldnt be surprised if this was a stand alone game and not virtual console.

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BarcaAzul

This could tempt me to get a switch

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Thanatos2k

For decades I have insulted Square for refusing to localize this amazing game. What in the bloody hell has taken you so long? You've released FF4 approximately 17 times on 13 platforms, yet this game still has never been localized?

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Zignoff

@Thanatos2k: To be fair FF4 deserves that praise to be rerelease that many times cause it is one of the two best FF next to FF9.

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TrueLink

@Zignoff: I finally got around to playing FF:IV when it came out on the PSP, and I really didn't care for it. It think it gets held up my nostalgia too much.

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Doctor_MG

@Thanatos2k:

I wouldn't get your hopes up. The picture was from a Japanese Twitter account. In other words, it could still not be localized, and could be a Japanese only release.

At least the Switch is region-free though. Too bad I don't know Japanese :/

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Thanatos2k

@doctor_mg: Probably pull the same idiocy that they've done with Mother 3.

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Doctor_MG

@Thanatos2k:

Yep, Square Enix just commented on it. The Seiken Densetsu collection will be released in June...Japan only.

Nintendo needs to get on localizing Mother 3. I'd love to give them my money, but so far I've settled for the fan translated ROM.

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Abomination713

Secret of Mana is one of the greatest games of all time. I've tried Secret of Mana 2 a bit, but it's not the same. It plays more like a normal RPG with it's weapons. You can no longer switch weapons to use what you want. The characters are locked to the weapon they use. Makes it less fun for me (still a great game), but they have an upgrade system in there for each character. At a certain level you have to choose one of two different upgrade paths. There is no official translation so you have to download them from fan sites. The reason Secret of Mana 2 never came to the States is because it couldn't pass Nintendo of America's bug test.

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hystavito

@Abomination713: Interesting

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Richardthe3rd

@Abomination713: agree and love secret of mana. Would love to play the original again on the switch.

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rickjamesia

It's a cool game, but I doubt they'll patch it to be in English at all, which makes legitimate options mostly useless for most who will read this site. I remember that game being heavier on dialogue/story than Secret of Mana.

Edit: This bodes well for anyone who wants to get some retro gaming in on their new toy, though!

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aross2004

Oh hell yes!

Loved the original. Playing with friends was so fun on the SNES with the multiplayer tap.

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snugglebear

I played and replayed Secret of Mana so much. It'd be great to get this.