Secret of Mana: Limited Physical Copies
Square Enix seems to be determined that almost every generation of consoles has a copy.
According to Square Enix, the Secret of Mana remake will be coming out in limited quantities, though no exact number was mentioned. The physical copies will be available exclusively at GameStop come the launch day, which is February 15, 2018.
If you’re not interested in a physical copy, you can get Secret of Mana over at the PlayStation Store for the PS4 and PS Vita, or on Steam. You can pre-order the game now and come launch day you’ll receive a few character costumes: a Moogle Suit for Randi, a Tiger Two-Piece for Primm, and a Tiger Suit for both Randi and Popoi.
Secret of Mana is a game from the SNES days and has been ported to the Wii and Wii U’s Virtual Console, iOS and Android phones, Nintendo Switch, and finally now on the PS4 and PC. It’s certainly been a long journey for this game, but Square Enix seems to be determined that almost every generation of consoles has a copy and fans will be able to have a copy on their new systems.
It is certainly not without merit, as Secret of Mana was highly praised back in 1993. Critics at the time compared the game to Zelda in a favourable light, and it even won Game of the Month the December of its launch. Reviews of the later ports have been equally filled with high praise, some calling Secret of Mana the best video game ever made and essential to to any gamer’s collection.
If you don’t already know, Secret of Mana follows the story of Randi, Primm, and Popoi. These three quickly become heroes that save their world from an evil empire by reclaiming the power of Mana.
One of the most significant aspects of the game is the large world you can explore at your leisure, the story itself, and the iconic soundtrack. The latter of which was remastered for this PS4 copy, almost with improved voices and high-definition graphics.
Will you be picking up Secret of Mana? Do you think it belongs in the historical video game hall of fame? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.