Relive the Story of ‘Secret of Mana’ this Weekend
Square Enix offers up a Secret of Mana weekend
This week Square Enix is inviting players to rediscover the magical adventures of Randi, Primm and Popoi in a brand-new remake of “Secret of Mana” for the PS4 and PC.
Originally released in 1993, “Secret of Mana” is a full remake of the original title that brings the complete experience of the legendary adventure to modern audiences. The game includes local multiplayer for up to three friends, as well as several new features.
The new release will have revamped visuals in high-definition 3D, along with additional voice-overs. The game also includes a newly arranged musical score, as well as the option to play with the classic soundtrack for fans that want to experience more traditional gameplay. Building upon the charm of the original, new narrative scenes provide extra insight into this magical Mana-filled world. Square Enix is calling the release the “definitive version” of the classic game, offering new features to update the game for modern hardware, including shortcuts, autosave, improved AI controls and more. The publisher also released a launch trailer for the remake, which you can watch below if you need a refresher on the game, or if you have never played the original.
Originally released in 1993, Secret of Mana faithfully tells the story of Randi, Primm and Popoi as they battle a treacherous empire in order to reclaim the power of Mana and bring the world back to order. This new version brings brand-new high-definition 3D graphics, a rearranged soundtrack and voice-over to the beloved volume in the Mana series.
Square Enix has been on a roll over the past 10 years with remakes and new HD releases. You can find almost the entire “Final Fantasy” series on PC and mobile devices, with the latest release being “Final Fantasy 12” on Windows. We still don’t have “Final Fantasy Tactics” though on the PC, so there’s still work to be done. PC players can also pick up “Final Fantasy XV” next month as well.