With the release of the Secret of Mana remake, Square Enix has given players the first two games in the Seiken Densetsu series. For fans in the West, Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden in Japan) and Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) have been available in the past, but we've yet to receive an officially-translated version of Seiken Densetsu 3. That title originally released on Super Famicom in 1995, but was also included in the Seiken Densetsu Collection for Nintendo Switch in Japan last year.
Adventures of Mana and Secret of Mana are 3D remakes of the the first Seiken Densetsu games, so fans have been wondering: when can we expect a remake and Western release for Seiken Densetsu 3? Mana series producer Masaru Oyamada was recently asked whether fans would get a remake or straight port of the original game, like the Nintendo Switch version of Romancing SaGa 2.
"No matter which I choose it will be quite difficult, as the title is very large in terms of volume," Oyamada told Siliconera. "I understand the comments about wanting to play it as-is in the original pixel format, but I also feel that if we were to resolve the complaints and frustrations from the original, it might be a smoother transition into the future if we remade the game like we did this time. If I had the bandwidth, I would love to go in both directions. But in any case, I will do my best to meet the expectations of those who are waiting."
That's a non-committal answer, but at the very least there's hope. Maybe one day, we'll be able to play an official version of Seiken Densetsu 3 in English.