Square Enix has given the fans of Mana series a great gift this E3 and announced a remake of Trials of Mana, which is known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3. They have also announced Collections of Mana which packs the first three games in the series into one bundle.
Trails of Mana is a brand new remake that is considerably more high-quality than Secret of Mana, which was released last year. It is a remake of the third game in the Mana series and will be out in early 2020.
Here is an overview of the game from Square Enix.
Trials of Mana is a full high definition remake of the third entry in the Mana series, previously exclusively released in Japan in 1995 as Seiken Densetsu 3. Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. Players can customize their own party of three, selected from six unique characters, to experience different stories.
When the world was shrouded in darkness, the Goddess of Mana drew forth the Sword of Mana to smite the eight Benevodons, monsters of destruction.
She sealed the horrors inside the eight Mana Stones, bringing the realm back from the brink.
Weakened from rebuilding the world, the Goddess changed herself into a tree and fell into a deep sleep for many years.
However, the forces of evil soon sought to free the Benevodons to gain control of the world.
They started a terrible war to further their plot and destabilize the kingdoms.
Peace was at an end. Mana itself began to disappear from the world and the Mana Tree started to wither…
Square Enix has also announced Collection of Mana for the Nintendo Switch which is a bundle featuring the first three mana games in their untouched form. This is also the first time when there is an official English localization released for Trials of Mana, which was previously translated only by fans and known as Seiken Densetsu 3 due to its Japan-only release.
You can get Collection of Mana for the Nintendo Switch starting today for $40 on Nintendo eShop.