Adventures of Mana launched yesterday in Japan on PlayStation Vita, but there wasn’t a Vita option for the game in the West – Square Enix may be looking to change that.

The development team had the following to say on the Final Fantasy Adventure remake:

“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.”

The development team further clarified that they “can’t guarantee we’ll be able to make this happen but we will see what we can do.”

Square Enix tweeted a follow-up about the possible western version with a blogpost on their website where those interested can voice their desires.

For more information on Adventures of Mana, keep it tuned to The Vita Lounge.

  • blackice85

    I really hope they do. I’d be more understanding if it were only a mobile game to start with and they’d have to port the game just for us, but they already made it, and localized the mobile version. It shouldn’t be that hard.

    • Rodolfo Ferreira

      Indeed, it shouldn’t be that hard. But once SCEA is involved and the expected result is to *benefit the PS Vita fans*, it becomes “very unlikely, almost impossible to happen”.

      • blackice85

        I know you’re joking (kinda but not really), but porting it should have just been a given. I mean I’m not trying to make light of development work, it’s not literally zero effort, but much of it should already be done. So what else then, submit it to Sony and pay the fee? They know it’ll sell and make back their money easily.

        • Rodolfo Ferreira

          I’m afraid the final word on this is not Square-Enix’s, but sony’s.
          Furthermore, even though I wish I could understand why is it that some games available in the East will never make to the West, after one sony employee said “the economy works differently for the PS Vita”, I think it’s more complicated than just, submit it and make it available.
          In fact, if it was that simple, I bet the game would be on sale right now.

          • blackice85

            I guess I gotta take their word for it then.

          • Rodolfo Ferreira

            It’s not like we have a choice, is it? But like I said on another site, I’ll bite it, as long as it isn’t free to play and not so expensive.
            I don’t really want to stress it too much, but we have started 2016 with the right foot this time, with Dragon Quest Builders, DQ Heroes II and World of Final Fantasy coming up. And now this? Keep ’em coming!

          • blackice85

            Yeah we haven’t had it bad all things considered, decisions like this just seem more baffling to me than others I guess. I know there’s always behind the scenes stuff we’re not privy to, but i guess it can be even harder than we suspect at times.

          • Rodolfo Ferreira

            True. But.. I guess this year might be the swan song for the handheld.
            If it wasn’t enough for the Vita to struggle behind the PS4’s shadow, we will have a bigger, attention-grabber, all-or-nothing PS VR game after E3 – or even before it comes. Sure, sony is trying to stay relevant in the VR scene and if the Vita support was fading considering only the PS4/PS3 couple as mere “enemies” when it comes to announcement at E3/TGS/whatever event you have in mind, after VR, I think the company will study the situation of the handheld before officially giving up on it.
            So lets grab all the games we still can while VR is not officially a thing.

          • blackice85

            Yup, that and Nintendo’s NX reveal which may or may not release this year, but likely will have a portable component to it or be some kind of hybrid system.

  • pkmaximum

    Registered an account on the SE blog to lobby for this game to come over to the west 🙂

  • Rafael Bueno

    looks like localization of Japanese games to come Overseas by fans demand just get’s Stronger and Stronger! 😀