News – Square Enix Reveal Secret of Mana Remake’s Opening Movie

Square Enix’s remake of the iconic Super Nintendo JRPG Secret of Mana (Known as Seiken Densetsu in Japan), may still be a good couple of months away given the release was pushed back to February 2018. However, Square Enix are keen to keep the anticipation as high as possible by releasing little bits of information here and there. In fact, this time around they’ve gone and revealed the entire opening movie for the Secret of Mana remake, something which can be seen below.

For those who fondly remember the 1993 16-bit release, or maybe even experienced it for the first time via the SNES Mini, you’ll notice that the pixel-art has been exchanged for some quite striking Japanese Anime inspired hand drawn art. Of course, the pixel-art intro always has been glorious, but if you’re going to make a change then this is definitely the way to do it.

That’s not all though, as much like the in-game dialogue, the introduction’s dialogue has also been updated and reworked for the remake. That’s not all though, as this time around it’s also completely narrated, with both English and Japanese audio options available in the final release. In fact, so you can see just how much this intro has changed we’ve included the original opening below.

All in all, much like the Adventures of Mana remake, Secret of Mana looks set to rebuild the game from the ground up. Albeit whilst retaining everything that made the 1993 original release so memorable, especially given that it will once again tell the tale of Randi, Primm, and Popoi’s quest prevent a villainous empire from utilising the Power of Mana to take over the Kingdom of Pandora.

Those excited by this brand new opening can look forward to February 15th 2018, when Square Enix’s Secret of Mana remake will be released for PS4, Vita and Steam. Fingers crossed they add Nintendo Switch to that soon to eh.

Simon Aubrey Drake

A lifelong gamer with a fanatical love of all things Nintendo and Japan. So much so that I've written a thesis on one and lived in the other. Currently on a quest to catch every last Pokémon. Follow me on twitter via @DudeXChill or @RingsandCoins.

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