Legend of Mana gets revived on Nintendo Switch in June

Legend of Mana Nintendo Switch Square Enix port upgraded

Square Enix’s Legend of Mana, the fourth entry in theĀ Mana series, is coming to Nintendo Switch with an HD version of its original, breathtakingly beautiful pixel form on June 24, per the Nintendo Direct. It is a faithful port yet also offers some terrific bonuses for longtime fans. The music has been rearranged, but you can alternate between the original and new arrangements from the menu. Additionally, the PlayStation PocketStation minigame called Ring Ring Land will be available to play for the first time in the West. Furthermore, you can turn off enemy encounters if you want.

Legend of Mana originally released as the first entry in the series for PlayStation 1, following Seiken Densetsu 3 / Trials of Mana on Super Nintendo. So if you’ve played Collection of Mana to death, Legend of Mana is what you want. It’s certainly what I want.

Following an update, it is now known that Legend of Mana will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC digitally for $29.99. Here is a plot synopsis from Square Enix:

Stepping into the shoes of the protagonist, players will embark on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, only to discover that the world map is empty. Throughout their adventure, they will acquire special artifacts, which can be placed on the map to bring towns and dungeons to life via the Land Creation system. Players can progress through the story in different ways based on the choices they make, offering a more personal and unique gameplay experience.

Let us know if you are hyped for Legend of Mana to be revived on Nintendo Switch.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!