O.K., this is really weird. The Nintendo Direct just announced a Trials of Mana remake releasing for Nintendo Switch on April 24, 2020. But wasn't that remake already in the Collection of Mana compilation game released for Nintendo Switch earlier this year? What is going on here?
And who the heck is Terry Bogard, and what the heck is Fatal Fury? I've never heard of either of those.
In the Collection of Mana is a translated version of the SNES version of Trials of Mana and also the remake was announced a while ago (at the same time as the Collection of Mana localization I believe)
Happy to see more ToM remake footage, I'm actually hyped for a new game for once. Also totally surprised by the Jedi Outcast Switch port (Would have preferred Rogue Leader or something else that has only been released on one platform ages ago) but still, epic.
Collection of Mana released in Japan in 2017, long before the remake of Trials of Mana would be announced. Also, the other two game in the collection (Final Fantasy Adventure and Secret of Mana) are the orignal games as they released on the Gameboy and SNES respectively so it'd be a bit strange to have the original version of the first two games then a remake for the last of the three.
According to Square Enix, they released a translated version of the original game in the collection simply to give players the opportunity to choose for themselves which version to play. Not the worst idea, considering Adventures of Mana and the Secret of Mana remake both turned out underwhelming.
That being said, the Trials of Mana remake actually for once looks like it's going to be... pretty good? I like that they didn't just blindly adopt the source game this time, but actually thought about which elements made sense and how to improve the game overall. Like, damn, you can actually dodge attacks now! I mean, there's still some things to potentially dislike about the game. I think it looks a bit clumsy in some places, especially the lip animations, and using UE4 also means that the game will only be at most 30 FPS on the Switch, but this is still the most hype I've ever had for a remake of a Mana game.