A remake of legendary JRPG Secret of Mana is coming to PC (along with PS4 and PS Vita) on February 15, 2018. It’s got voice acting, full-3D cutscenes, and pre-order tiger suit costumes. See it in its new glory (and sub-medium voice acting) above.
Here’s a list of great RPGs that are already on PC.
Square Enix promise it will “faithfully retell the beloved story of Randi, Primm and Popoi” with various enhancements. These are:
- Audio Updates – a remastered score and the aforementioned voice acting.
- 3D Graphics – they’ve rebuilt the entire game as a “vivid, Mana-filled world”
- Upgraded Gameplay – no details on this, but they promise it’s realised as a “modern action-RPG”
- Dialog scenes added – “several core scenes” are now “newly visualised in-game.” Your guess is as good as mine.
No word on price, but it looks like a full-quality handheld title, so we’d guess around the £30 / $40 mark on Steam. Pre-orders and purchasing within one week of the release date get these DLC costumes for free:
For those wondering, Secret of Mana is brilliant, or at least it was when I played half of it a few years ago. It held up then and, with a few tweaks, doubtless will now. It certainly deserves its place as a classic alongside all those other JRPGs currently getting re-releases, and Chrono Trigger.
Yo, Square: where is Chrono Trigger PC?