It was announced a few days ago at this year’s Nintendo Direct presentation that the ’99 RPG classic Legend Of Mana will be coming to the Switch console in Summer 2021. There are some people casual gamers from previous generations who probably do not member Legend Of Mana for the PS1 from the 90’s. Even though, Legend Of Mana was not nearly as popular as the critically acclaimed and iconic Secret Of Mana title from ’93; it was still a pretty solid action role-playing game that may have been overlooked during the late 90’s. The gameplay for Legend Of Mana included a real-time system similar to that Secret Of Mana. Also, unlike its predecessors Legend Of Mana had a “Land Make” system which involved moving artifacts in empty spaces within an isometric grid. When it came down to combat players had the ability to utilize raw materials to strengthen or craft new weapons. While Legend Of Mana had a non-linear storyline which was somewhat interesting it was an aspect of the game that was in initially criticized following release over 20 years ago. Despite, the storyline not being one of the strongest aspects of Legend Of Mana; Square Enix’s classic JRPG is considered to be underrated in the eyes of some people.
The remastered HD version of Legend Of Mana for the Nintendo Switch will include rearranged and remastered music along with giving players the option to turn off enemy encounters during gameplay. Also, players in America will be able to access a new mini-game called “Ring Ring Land” which was a feature that was a Japanese exclusive following its initial release in 1999. In terms of how successful the remastered version of Legend Of Mana might end up becoming is something that is hard to predict. On one hand the action-role-playing genre of gaming is way more popular now than it was back in the late 90’s. However, the Mana series despite recent remakes of older within the past few years is not as Popular’s sit was during the 90’s. Theoretically, Legend Of Mana has a better chance on standing out on the Switch console versus the PS4 or the Xbox One. The caliber of games included on the PS4 & Xbox One far exceeds the likes of Secret Of Mana in terms of quality as it relates to the action role-playing genre in general. While Legend Of Mana is not the most popular game within the series its one that younger gamers from more recent generations could probably sink their teeth into. The remastered HD version Legend Of Mana can be pre-ordered for $30 before its official release on June 24th this year.