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Feb 052016

Adventures-of-ManaLet’s talk about Adventures of Mana.

When I heard about its localization, my first question was, “What game is Adventures of Mana?”

Adventures of Mana is a remake of the first game in the Mana series.

Called Final Fantasy Gaiden in Japan, the first Mana game was localized in 1991 as Final Fantasy Adventure. In North America, that is. It was released in Europe as Mystic Quest, not to be confused with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, which is a different game entirely.

In 2003, it was remade for the GBA as Sword of Mana. This remake altered the gameplay and plot. It was remade a second time in Japan, but unlike Sword of Mana, this remake only updated the graphics and music of the original.

And now it’s been remade yet again, this time as Adventures of Mana!

Adventures of Mana recently released in the West… for iOS and Android only. The PS Vita version was not localized. This annoyed a lot of fans, and Square Enix actually listened!

It began with a tweet from Square-Enix Europe asking you to let them know if you want Adventures of Mana on the Vita.

Both the European and North American blog posts have been updated to include a new message:

Thank you for all of your comments on a PS Vita edition of Adventures of Mana.

We’ve been listening to your feedback and because of your passion for the game, we’re going to look into making a PS Vita version of Adventures of Mana for the west. We can’t guarantee we’ll be able to make this happen but we will see what we can do.

We’ll let you know if we have any news, so watch out for future updates and thank you for your support.

It’s nice to know Square Enix is listening to fans. So if you want Adventures of Mana to be available on the PS Vita in the West, visit the blog and let them know.

I played Sword of Mana years ago. I had no idea it was a remake of the first game. It didn’t have the deepest plot, but I enjoyed it. I’m not sure how the versions compare, but it looks like Adventures of Mana is based more on the original Final Fantasy Adventure than on Sword of Mana.

Have you played any games in the Mana series? Are you interested in this one? Let me know in the comments… and let Square Enix know if you’re interested!

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