Secret of Mana Producer Won't Count Switch Out For Future Games

The upcoming remake looks great.
The upcoming remake looks great. Square Enix

The Mana series will return in a big way this year with an updated version of the SNES classic Secret of Mana . Square Enix gives the iconic JRPG a slick new 3D look and brings an upgraded, newly redesigned port of the game to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam this February.

But ever since the remake was announced last year, fans have also clamored for a possible Switch port, as owners of the Nintendo console are wont to do for pretty much any game that doesn't have a Switch port announced immediately. To be fair, it makes sense for a Secret of Mana remake of this caliber would belong on the Switch. The fantastic Children of Mana on the DS back in 2006, developed by Square Enix and Nex Entertainment, is a perfect example of this. The sixth game in the Mana series after 2003's Sword of Mana , it fit perfectly on the Nintendo handheld. So why not bring Secret of Mana to Switch?

Apparently, according to an interview with Secret of Mana series producer Masaru Oyamada, that could very well be a possibility going forward. Speaking to DualShockers, Oyamada said in response to a question about the potential of a new Mana series titles on the Switch:

"Considering the amount of passion people have for the platform, it will be hard to remove it as a release option for any future projects."

While that doesn't mean we're 100% getting a Secret of Mana release on the Switch, it's good to know Oyamada is still looking into possibly releasing something further down the line. In the meantime, we’ll have to stick with what we know we’re getting—Jen Glennon's recent hands-on with the Secret of Mana port on PlayStation 4 left her praising the satisfying combat, but some of the more frustrating series of menus left a bad taste in her mouth.

"Menu quibbles aside, I’m really excited to play Secret of Mana all the way through again. It’s bursting with old-school charm, but the blend of action and strategy in the combat system elevates it above a mere nostalgia trip.

Secret of Mana will be available Feb. 15. on PlayStation 4, PC, and PS Vita.

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