Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu, the GBA remake/original
hybrid Mana game, has had its official website go live.
Square has opened up the website for its
second GameBoy Advance title, the Brownie Brown-developed Shinyaku
Seiken Densetsu. While the game's story will be based on the original
Seiken Densetsu, the GBA title will feature a new system, visuals
and direction. New weapons, magic and deathblows will also be
added. To make battles easier, the ring command will be improved.
The game's hero is a 17-year old fencer, whose parents were killed
by Shadow Night five years ago. His female counterpart is of the
same age and a member of the Mana tribe. Only two supporting characters
have been revealed so far: The 23-year old beast man Nikita and
Li'l Cactus (known as Saboten-kun in Japanese).
While the game has yet to receive a definite
release date, Square is already offering Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu-related
merchandise: A 2003 calendar for 1,000 yen (8.53USD) and a Saboten-kun
strap for 1,300 yen (11.09USD) can be ordered via the official
Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu is still set for
a summer 2003 release.
As a side note: Brownie Brown is the team which
worked on the development of the original Seiken Densetsu. This
is definitely shaping up to be one of the titles I am anticipating
the most in 2003; hopefully it will see American shores.
Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu Website