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The Collection Of Mana Might Be Headed Westward Afterall

The trademark from February returns

by Jelani James

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Do you remember back in February when Square Enix trademarked Collection of Mana in Japan? Well, here’s some good news: it just made the same filing in Europe.

Specifically, the filing was made with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) on May 31.

It’s unknown what would be included in this collection (provided anything comes of it) for the time being, but its worth noting that a similarly named collection, Seiken Densetsu Collection, which included the first three entries in the series — Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3, released in Japan in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch but never headed released in any other region.

If that is anything to go by, then it’s possible this Collection of Mana might feature enhanced versions of the games that have released in recent years.

For example, Final Fantasy Adventure had a 3D remake arrive on mobile platforms and the PlayStation Vita in 2016, while Secret of Mana had a 3D remake hit PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC in early 2018.

And if that’s the case then Seiken Densetsu 3 would be the wild card because it was never released outside of Japan and hasn’t received any touch-ups in its home region.

One can only hope that this is the real deal, especially since our demands for it have been anything but secret.

Even Secret of Mana 3D remake producer Masaru Oyamada is aware of it, saying back in 2018: “We’ve obviously heard a lot of demands and requests for that game to be released in the west, and that’s something we will do our best to hopefully achieve, but nothing at this moment in time.”

Hopefully this development means our pleas have borne fruit.

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