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English-translated Secret of Mana 2 cart on eBay

Though Square never brought Seiken Densetsu 3, Secret of Mana's sequel (which itself was a follow-up to Final Fantasy Adventure), to the states, a fan translation project provided gamers with a localization ROM patch in 2000, five years after its release in Japan. Even with just an unofficial...

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Buy Heroes of Mana for a not ridiculous price

As great as Heroes of Mana might be, we can't fathom spending $40 dollars on any non-import handheld title, lest it has the words Contra on its cover or, at the very least, a cowboy pig. It's not that we're strapped for cash; we're just saving up our allowance to order a Masculator. Yeah, laugh at...

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The story of Mana continues with new screens

Just in time for release, we've got fresh new screens from Heroes of Mana, the RTS-take on the long-running series. Set after the never-released-here Seiken Densetsu 3, Heroes of Mana tracks the story of Roget, who crash-lands in the midst of an adventure of epic proportions. Early reviews -- which...

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Square Enix release dates: RoF due next spring?!

Square Enix spent the morning revealing its lineup of "fresh new faces and timeless classics" that the company plans to exhibit this week at E3, attaching US release dates to its upcoming titles: Heroes of Mana - August 14 Front Mission - October 23 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker - November 6 ...

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Square Enix in your pocket: DS edition

Unlike its PSP counterpart, the Nintendo DS has been no stranger to North American Square Enix releases. Chocobo Tales, Final Fantasy III, Children of Mana and Dragon Quest Rocket Slime have all graced their presence on Western shores. And Square Enix is far from done supporting Nintendo's...

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Heroes, Mana-style

Heroes of Mana may not be the Mana game that fans really want, but at least it's looking pretty nice -- and more strategy on the DS can never really be a bad thing. If only it had WiFi multiplayer, alas. We'll just have to make do with ratcheting up the ol' ranking so we can earn downloadable...

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Virtually Overlooked Week: Jason's picks

Virtually Overlooked has taken over Wii Fanboy! All this week, members of the staff will be outlining their personal picks for future Virtual Console releases. Growing up with gaming is an interesting thing these days. Many of you are part of the first generation that was quite literally born...

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Comparing Square Enix's Japanese and US boxart

In a recent interview with 1UP, Square Enix's marketing communications manager gave us some insight on the process behind adapting Chocobo Tales' packaging for the US. We happen to prefer the Japanese version's modest artwork over North America's chaotic cover, but we understand that the company...

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Deals of Mana

Amazon must have a warehouse teeming with Childen of Mana shipments, as the online shop seems to have a sale on the game every other week. Square Enix's dungeon crawler has sold for less in the past, but today's $17.99 pricing is still a significant discount from it's regular $29.99 tag. This offer...

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Heroes of Mana confirmed for North America

Heroes of Mana, the latest in Square-Enix's we're-not-exactly-sure-what-genre-this-series-is Mana series, has been confirmed for release in lovely North America. Though many thought the real-time strategy game was a sure bet for western audiences, lackluster sales in Japan had caused worry among...

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