For those who never played the original Mana game Seiken Desentsu, aka “Final Fantasy Adventure” on the Game Boy, trust me when I say it is a truly excellent game. Square has now created a shot-for-shot remake of FFA for iOS, Android and PS Vita, and just put out the English version — but only for phones. Square now says that could change if we speak up.
This morning Square posted a tweet directing to a blog post about Adventures of Mana. “If you’d like to play Adventures of Mana on PS Vita let us know on the SE Blog! The Adventures of Mana team have responded to requests for the Vita version in the west –> http://bit.ly/1K04dy3 pic.twitter.com/jLbmbYSx0z”
When you go to the page, there’s a message from the dev team that says: “We’ve been listening to your feedback and because of your passion for the game, we’re going to look into making a PS Vita version of Adventures of Mana for the west. We can’t guarantee we’ll be able to make this happen but we will see what we can do. We’ll let you know if we have any news, so watch out for future updates and thank you for your support.”
Square is now encouraging fans to write in the comment section if they want a Vita version of the game. It’s assumed they will be gauging the reaction and deciding whether to publish the Vita version outside Japan based on this.
If you want a copy of Adventures of Mana that won’t cease to work in three years (ask others who have bought Square games for the phone; they’re never updated when the firmware is), if you want to play it with real buttons, and you want the ability to save it for a long time, speak up NOW. Go to Square’s blog and leave feedback that you want this game on Vita!