Seiken Densetsu Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch in Japan

Seiken Densetsu Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch in Japan

Three games and a hefty price tag mark this Japanese collection.

Square Enix has announced a new bundle of the Seiken Densetsu series for the Nintendo Switch. The Seiken Densetsu Collection will be launching physically and digitally in Japan. The Collection offers Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Final Fantasy Adventure), Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana), and Seiken Densetsu 3 in a single package. The latter two titles both support multiplayer on the Switch, with up to three players, making it the first time a retail version of Seiken Densetsu 3 will have that feature.

According to NeoGAF, the new features on the Switch version include a quick save mode, a music mode allowing players to listen to the soundtrack of all three games, and some aspect ratio options for Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden. Otherwise, the collection is not remastered in any way. The Seiken Densetsu Collection will cost 4800 yen.

If that seems like a pretty hefty price for these three games, that's because it is. Compared to existing Virtual Console prices of similar games, it comes across as a bit of highway robbery. Additionally, the collection could be more extensive than what's offered here. The first Seiken Densetsu is there, but not any of the remakes, like Sword of Mana or Adventures of Mana. Other possibilities could've included Children of Mana for Nintendo DS of Rise of Mana, which came out on iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita.

The inclusion of Seiken Densetsu 3 also means that it's unlikely that we'll see the Collection on Western shores. Seiken Densetsu 3 remains one of the major titles in the series that have never been localized in English. Bright side: the Switch is region-free, so you can download the Japanese version if you're up for the challenge.

The Seiken Densetsu Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan on June 1.

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