Square Enix could be looking to bring a collection of its Mana games to Europe. The company has filed a trademark for something called Collection of Mana.
The trademark itself covers various goods and services categories. These include "computer game software", "computer game strategy guidebooks", "dolls and toy figures", and "providing amusement facilities". One suspects that even if Square Enix doesn't plan to create Mana toys and card games, it's just covering itself against those who might seek to rip it off. The likelihood is this will just be a collection of games from the Mana series. The company also filed the Collection of Mana trademark in Japan earlier this year. Nothing seems to have come of that yet, but it's early days.
Back in 2017, Square Enix released the Seiken Densetsu Collection for Nintendo Switch in Japan. The collection contains the original Seiken Densetsu - that's Final Fantasy Adventure for American gamers - along with Secret of Mana and the Japan-exclusive Seiken Densetsu 3. It's possible that Collection of Mana could be a Western localized version of the Seiken Densetsu Collection. If that's the case, this'd be the first time Seiken Densetsu 3 has been available to play (officially) outside of Japan. In 2018, Square Enix's Masaru Oyamada told USgamer that the company had "heard a lot of demands" to localize the collection. He went on to say that Square Enix had no plans to do so at that moment. Still, it's been a while, and plans change. Alternatively, and perhaps more likely Collection of Mana could drop Seiken Densetsu 3 and include another title like Legend of Mana, although that would be a disappointment.
If Collection of Mana is the Seiken Densetsu Collection, then it'll be exclusive to Nintendo Switch (as far as we know). It may make sense for Square Enix to localize a game that's been requested for so long, perhaps even buying the fan translation to do so. If an announcement is coming soon, it's likely to be at the Square Enix E3 Press Conference, so stay tuned to TechRaptor to find out if it is. In the meantime, you can remind yourself what TechRaptor made of the 3D Secret of Mana remake.
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