Square Enix’s long-awaited Trials of Mana remake launches this month & the gameplay trailer is now available.
First announced at E3 2019, Square Enix’s Trials of Mana looked like an exciting remake of a classic fantasy RPG. It’s been a while since its unveiling, but the game is finally getting a 3D remake next month and Square Enix recently released a new gameplay trailer for it, taking a deep dive into what features to expect when the game launches for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 24. This is only one of the three Square Enix remakes/remasters coming this year celebrating the company’s past accomplishments. The first is Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which released on April 10; Trials of Mana is the second coming in on April 24; and the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles remaster is scheduled to release sometime this summer.
What is the background of the Trials of Mana franchise?
For those unfamiliar with the Trials of Mana franchise. It was originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3 in 1995. Exclusively for the Super Famicom, Japan’s version of the Super Nintendo. Trials of Mana is a full high definition remake of this third entry in the Mana series. It tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. The game immerses players in an unforgettable adventure filled with exciting gameplay, memorable heroes and villains. Players will craft varying experiences. By selecting a party of three from six unique characters as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, upgrading their characters’ classes into more power forms, learning over 300 different abilities. And discovering a world of secrets and mysteries to explore.
What can we expect from the upcoming remake?
This upcoming remake will mark the fantasy franchise’s debut on PC. The remake also borrows many ideas from the original Super Nintendo game. For instance, it too will use an action-based combat system that lets you use special moves at the cost of mana. The remake makes the most of the current-gen hardware. And features a brand new combat system, a remastered soundtrack, a broadened story, and spoken dialogue. It brings the beloved story and characters to the modern era with real-time combat, beautiful 3D graphics and updated gameplay.
The released gameplay trailer gives us a look at some of the features we can expect to enjoy in the game. The video (which you can watch below) reveals that there are six playable characters to choose from when assembling your three-person party, much like the original game. Depending on who you pick, the story can play out in many different ways, too.
Additionally, upgrading your characters’ classes transforms them into powerful new forms. And we also get a glimpse at some of the new abilities you’ll be able to utilise. It seems nearly the full Trials of Mana experience is coming packed into this remake. As it also appears character swapping is back, too. As well as the seed growth and day and night systems. The only notable exclusion being multiplayer. Players will be able to swap their controlled character on the fly as with the original title. But won’t be able to play local or online co-op.
When does the game release?
Trials of Mana will release on April 24 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam. Those who purchase the game by May 21 will receive “a Rabite Adornment DLC. Allowing players to gain more EXP after battles up to level 10.”
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