I wonder if someone who has hacked the collection release rom of "Trials of Mana" could settle a question I've had for a while.
When the collection was released in the west, it was said by the producer that it was switch exclusive because Nintendo had done square a favour by giving them the source. But that never made sense to me as you only need to dump the roms from the cartridges.
The only thing that could possibly make sense of their statement is that even though the collection came out in Japan two years earlier, they were targeting a western release even then, as the source would only be useful for localisation of Seiken Densetsu 3.
I was told by a romhacker once that it would be fairly easy to tell if M2 had access to the source when inserting the western text or if they had to hack the rom to do so - if it is easy, can someone tell me whether M2 had access to the source?