Secret of Mana remake's lovely character art and Japanese cast


It’s like we never lost ’90s instruction manuals

The remake of Square Enix’s classic SNES RPG Secret of Mana is just a few months away. To further whet the appetites of nostalgic thirty-somethings, new art has been released of the game’s major players, along with the Japanese cast for the all new vocal soundtrack.

The artwork has a misty-eyed nostalgia to it, with is muted colours and slightly off-scale heads recalling the art featured in the manuals of many a 16-bit RPG, I would sit in school classes badly sketching characters like these instead of studying algebra or biology, which is how I came to be The Industry’s Chris Moyse today.

I saw a little of the game in action this weekend at the EGX convention, and it seems fans have little to worry about, as it appeared to be a very solid translation of the 1993 title, from its aesthetics, to its mechanics. Only the English dub seems to be raising eyebrows.

Speaking of dubs, here is your Japanese voice cast. Don’t forget to hit the gallery below for the artwork.

Randi – Kenshou OnoPrim – Nozomi YamamotoPoPoi – Emiri KatJema – Eizou TsudaLusa Luka – Rie KugiyamaDyluck – Takuya SatouVandole – Kenichi OnoThanatos – Jouji NakataSheex – Hiromichi TezukaGeshtar – Yuuki IshikariFanha – Mie Sonozaki

Secret of Mana launches on February 15 for PS4, PS Vita and PC.