Despite being a Square Enix franchise with relatively few entries, the Mana series is one of the company’s most popular, with its games being ported to and remade on many different systems over the years. It looks like the trend will only continue, with Square Enix trademarking Final Fantasy Adventure, Mystic Quest, and Secret of Mana in Europe.
It’s worth noting that, in Europe, Final Fantasy Adventure and Mystic Quest are the same game – what was originally Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden in Japan. As Final Fantasy wasn’t really a franchise in Europe until Squaresoft finally released Final Fantasy VII on the PS1, earlier titles that were localized were under the umbrella of Mystic Quest. These included Mystic Quest for the Game Boy, and Mystic Quest Legend for the SNES. It’s all a bit confusing in retrospect.
Either way, the fact the classic Game Boy game was trademarked rather than the “Adventures of Mana” name used by its remakes could hint at a few things. One is that it’s a simple trademark renewal, but its timing alongside the Secret of Mana trademark could suggest that we’ll see the western release of the Mana Collection released in Japan way back in June 2017. Whether such a bundle would include the unlocalized Seiken Densetsu 3, however, we’ll have to wait and see.