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Masaru Oyamada

Square Enix shared a new video today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mana. In it, series producer producer Masaru Oyamada and Legend of Mana composer Yoko Shimomura discuss the RPG in detail.

Here’s the full video:

Square Enix has started doing more with the Mana series in recent years. This has been primarily through remakes, though it now looks like the company is setting its sights in an entirely new entry.

Masaru Oyamada, who is producing the new Secret of Mana remake, recently said that the goal has been to create a new title. Square Enix first wanted to started out with remakes “in order for people who have played the titles to get to know it once again as well as give players who are new to the series an opportunity to experience the game and get everyone up to speed.”

Square Enix will soon be bringing out a remake of Secret of Mana. At least for now, the game won’t be offered on Switch. That doesn’t mean Square Enix isn’t considering it, however.

Producer Masaru Oyamada reiterated to USgamer that development on the Secret of Mana remake began before Switch was announced. Square Enix was later “very surprised to see the amount of demand and feedback we received for a potential Switch version.” Although there are no promises, Oyamada said the team “will make an effort to see what is feasible in the future”.

Square Enix’s new Secret of Mana remake isn’t currently planned for Switch. That’s somewhat surprising given the company’s support of the console thus far. We also can’t forget that Seiken Densetsu Collection also came out in Japan earlier this year.

Redbull recently spoke with producer Masaru Oyamada, and managed to ask why the remake isn’t in the works for Switch. His answer was fairly sound, in which it was explained that development started before Switch was announced. Though Square Enix can’t immediately say that the game will be on Switch, the company would like “to continue listening to the various requests from our fans.”