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Square Enix Reveals Why The Secret Of Mana Remake Isn’t Coming To Switch

Redbull Games have published an exclusive interview with Secret of Mana producer Masaru Oyamada. The game is coming out in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, PC, and PS Vita, however the Nintendo Switch has been left out. Oyamada explained that development for the game began before Nintendo’s latest platform was announced hence why a Switch version wasn’t announced. Oyamada says they will continue to listen to fans.

“Development for the title began before the Switch was announced, so it was definitely beyond our expectations to see the level of anticipation for the release on the platform grow this much”

“In terms of our current circumstance, we are unable to immediately state that this will become available on the Switch, but we hope to continue listening to the various requests from our fans.”

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33 comments

    1. Absolutely, the target market segment for this game is Nintendo fans, bad decision not developing for the Switch.

      1. It was in development before the Switch’s announcement. How the hell would they know that a new Nintendo console is coming? Fuck! We don’t even know how many years it took this game to get made a secret. Don’t assume stuff before you boycott your bridges!

        1. I’m not boycotting Square Enix. Also, There’s no way you know when this game started development.

          However, I’m sure Nintendo approached Square Enix with the Switch concept before the game was finished. Square Enix took the safer and cheaper route.

          No “forward thinking” by Square Enix and it’s a shame, because this game probably would sell well on the Switch.

      2. Hold it tree. I agree that we should give them a break because they didn’t know that the switch was coming. However, once that they heard about the switch they should have immediately contacted Nintendo to bring it to the switch. Instead they are doing that whole “Let’s see what the fans want!”
        thing.

    2. King Kalas X3 {I only buy exclusives that interest me on Switch. For everything else that interests me, there is PS4.} says:

      They’ll make money. It just won’t be from a Switch port any time soon.

      1. That’s not the point, Square is missing out on sales because they’re scared of “forward thinking”.

    1. It doesn’t play in stereoscopic 3D, so they should port it to Switch instead of 3DS. Can’t wait to see the 4DS in 2019.

      1. Is it even possible to have 4K technology on a handheld console? The Vita can’t even handle HD games that are not the PS4. That’s years way down in advance! (See what I did there?)

  1. Never played secret of Mana… I love square enix games so its a shame i can’t get this remake for switch yet… it is coming out for xbox one though… right?

  2. Even if…. get in the bandwagon. Switch is on fire.. why would you not want to bring an original title back home?

    1. The fact that Squire Enix didn’t see potential in the Switch’s innovation from the start shows how they won’t grow as a developer. The Nintendo platform is perfect for this game.

  3. Secret of Mana was a strange game to me honestly, played through a couple of hours on Vita and I just felt more and more confused the more I played it , all the jumping around with stories just took me by surprise

  4. It’s an absolute Gem of a game and I don’t care, it’s coming to PC with multiplayer, it’s going to be so sweet.

    It’s a shame that it won’t be making a Switch appearance but the reason is totally understandable.

    Also, if this is enough to turn you away from the game, you’re just sour. The SNES version I have framed I feel it’s so important.

    Excellent game and hopefully it lives up to the hype and magic of the old title. Either way it’s got my money’s.

    Listen to JACK PAROW!

    🐙

  5. So I guess it’s let’s see how the remake does before we spend time and money porting it to Switch. No need to make a port for a game that doesn’t do well.

  6. Well, I see a lot of commenters missed the “development for the game began before Nintendo’s latest platform was announced” part.
    Hopefully we will see it come in the future.

  7. King Kalas X3 {I only buy exclusives that interest me on Switch. For everything else that interests me, there is PS4.} says:

    Aw. It seems some Nintendo fans on here are upset. Square Enix is giving the Switch quite a few games already. Quit acting like missing one or two games from them is some kind of conspiracy of spite against Nintendo.

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