Secret of Mana Details Released

Last Edited: February 10, 2018 | Published: February 10, 2018 by

Secret of Mana Details Released

Last August, we first heard about a PC remake of Secret of Mana, a 1993 Super Nintendo game that has gone on to become one of the most popular for that classic platform. Now we have more details about the game, its hardware requirements, and how much it will cost, thanks to a pre-sale offer from Steam.

What Is Secret of Mana?

The Secret of Mana was a classic Super Nintendo game first released in Japan way back in 1993 as Seiken Densetsu 2. It went on to become a big hit for the console and was later released for the Wii Virtual Console in 2008, then the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013, and then in 2017 it made its way to the Super NES Classic.

A full 3d remake was first announced back in August for the PC, PlayStation 4 and the Vita. Secret of Mana has proven over the years to be one of the best and one of the most popular of the franchise, even now so many years later it continues to draw in players with its unique and compelling story and gameplay.

The remade version will include support for co-op play, and when one player casts magic, everyone else can continue to play, fixing an issue with the classic iterations. It features a brand new “rearranged soundtrack” as well, but will still include much of the original music. The new version will also add “interlude episodes” featuring interactions between the characters.

For more information, have a look at the video below:

Hardware Requirements

So, will your PC be able to run this classic 3d remake? Check out the hardware specs below:

Minimum (1280×720):

  • OS:Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor:Intel Core i3 2.4GHz
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:GeForce GT730 / RADEON R7 240
  • DirectX:Version 11
  • Storage:11 GB available space

Recommended (1920×1080):

  • OS:Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor:INTEL Core i5 2.00GHz
  • Memory:4 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GTX 750 / RADEON R7 260X
  • DirectX:Version 1
  • Storage:11 GB available space

At first glance, these specs may seem to be a little on the heavy side. However, when you  consider this is a full 3D remake available in HD then really these specs seem pretty reasonable.

Price and Release Date

So when will the game be available and how much will it cost? According to Steam, the Secret of Mana will retail for $39.99 USD and will be available for purchase on February 15. That means we only have a few more days to wait before we can get our hands on this remade classic.

Parting Thoughts

Remakes and re-releases often have mixed success, but in this case, Secret of Mana seems to keep many of the classic elements that made it a hit so many years ago. Let’s hope the story and the new interludes will work to add to the classic feel to create a new unique experience that still seems somewhat familiar to the original title that was, and continues to be, so popular.

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Matt Garrett

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