Final Fantasy VI And Secret Of Mana Enchant Wii U In Japan

By Spencer . June 26, 2013 . 1:54am

imageSquare Enix just released two of their Super Nintendo classics as Virtual Console downloads in Japan. Instead of starting with Final Fantasy IV and moving up, Square Enix went straight to Final Fantasy VI. You can fry Ultros with a fire spell for 900 yen.


Secret of Mana is also available as a Virtual Console download for 800 yen. The digital release supports three players using the Wii U game pad, Pro Controller or remote/classic controller combo.

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  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Still need Earthbound.Hope the US gets these relatively quickly

  • wererat42

    You can fry Ultros with a fire spell for 900 yen?
    Seafood soup is not on the menu!

  • AndyLC

    An English language release of Secret of Mana’s sequel would be tits!

  • Paladinrja

    Ahhh when FF mattered and SoM! lucky buggers.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    That’s good news, hopefully they come to the west at some point too.

  • Hairee Pothead

    Long live the Sony SPC700

    • William Cole

      That was one heck of a versatile chip wasn’t it?

    • Pyrotek85

      Why the downvotes? Who doesn’t like SNES music, and from Square games at that?

      • Hairee Pothead

        The thumbs down are because that sound chip unfortunately gave birth to PlayStation and now the ps4.

        • Pyrotek85

          That’s a bad thing now I guess? If anyone is to blame for Sony making Playstation, it would be Nintendo for breaking their partnership with them over the CD addon for the SNES. Don’t hate the chip =p

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            But CDs are crap. I cant wait till they’re gone

  • Kaihaku

    Sigh. Good news, sure. But what would make me really excited would be if this was Secret of Mana with online multiplayer and Wii U Chat integration. Yes, let me play with my old College buddies scattered across the country while being able to talk with them and glance down at the gamepad to see their ugly faces. I’d gladly pay the original retail price for Secret of Mana all over again if the virtual console release had basic online features.

    • Spirit Macardi

      The Virtual Console only does emulation though. What you’re talking about would be along the lines of the re-releases of Sega’s games like Golden Axe and Altered Beast.

      • Kaihaku

        Console emulators on the PC have had online multiplayer for over a decade. There’s no reason that Nintendo’s official emulator couldn’t do the same. The process would run on top of the emulation so that the original game wouldn’t need to be altered – as for running Wii U Chat simultaneously, that’s simple to pull off on a multicore machine.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      This kinda goes better with local. Like playing Tales of Symphonia with your friends

      • Kaihaku

        I love local multiplayer but the people who I use to play with live all over the country. I have one friend in the area who would play this locally with me, all of others live anywhere from a four hour drive to a three day drive away. I would love to get together with them to play local multiplayer, absolutely it would be better, but it’s not feasible for me. It’s not feasible for a lot of suburban and rural North Americans. The Wii U has the hardware to offer a better online multiplayer experience, the gamepad has a microphone and camera built into it – so why won’t Nintendo use it to let me connect with the people I use to game locally with?

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Two timeless period masterpieces. They will likely release them separately in North America, however.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Ooh, nice! :)

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Bummer, was hoping it was the GBA version with all the extra goodies and bosses. Oh well, still might grab it on my Wii U if it comes here.

  • Testsubject909

    The original SNES Translation/Version should be the one put up for Nintendo e-shops of the English speaking countries.

    Because honestly speaking. While yes the latter translations were more accurate… They lacked charm. They lacked that lovely balance of both the extremely grim and the highly memorable laughable scenes, the fair balance that was struck brilliantly by the initial translation is lost in all other more accurate translation.

    The only bit of the proper translation I’d have no problem seeing carried over unto the first translation of Final Fantasy 6 would be the translation of the suicide attempt… Those of you who have no idea what I’m referencing. Go play the game.

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