Prepare to waggle those Flammie Drums, fellow defenders of the Mana Tree: the hotly anticipated remake for Secret of Mana is just a few weeks away! While currently slated for release on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC, Nintendo fans received a dash of hope today for the classic RPG swinging into action on Nintendo Switch, courtesy of the game’s producer Masaru Oyamada.

According to an interview with USgamer, Square Enix was taken back by fan demand for a potential Switch version, assuring it will “make an effort to see what is feasible in the future.” In fact, the main reason it was never considered in the first place falls on the simple fact development for the remake began years before the portable console’s announcement.

You can read the full statement by Oyamada right here:

“To kind of give background in terms of when the project started, it was about two years ago, and the Switch hadn’t been announced. Once we had announced this particular remake title, we were very surprised to see the amount of demand and feedback we received for a potential Switch version.

So, the voices are heard, we’re aware that people are desiring a Switch version, and we will make an effort to see what is feasible in the future, though nothing is confirmed or planned.”

As far as the Japan exclusive Seiken Densetsu Collection is concerned, Oyamada was also quick to tease a possible western localization down the line, again assuring the demand’s been heard and worth looking into once development of the remake wraps up.

“Obviously, our focus is on Secret of Mana since we’re in the last part of its development, so obviously it’s hard to definitely say that yes, we will release it. But 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.”

Though nothing’s been confirmed, it’s good to know Square Enix is taking fan demand seriously, especially when it comes to providing a new generation access to one of the greatest action RPGs of all time. Here’s hoping 2018 proves the year of Mana. After all, those pesky Rabites aren’t gonna thwack themselves.

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