Trials of Mana Gets a Touch of Class
Square Enix has unveiled new media and details for the Trials of Mana remake ahead of its worldwide release for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 24, 2020. The details cover the game’s class system, with some new screenshots coming with character renders showing new designs for each of the multiple classes that the six characters change between.
Trials of Mana is a remake of the 1995 Super Nintendo RPG Seiken Densetsu 3, the third game within the Mana series, which was only released outside Japan through a Nintendo Switch port earlier this year. The remake goes from an over-the-top RPG with multiplayer options to a single-player action RPG with the camera shifting to a third-person view. As the six playable characters travel and progress in levels, there will be two opportunities for players to upgrade them with the game’s class system.
When upgrading class, characters can go down the light or dark path to choose their new class, learning unique abilities depending on the path chosen. For instance, Duran’s light class upgrades include the Liege, which is able to equip shields for additional defense and use healing magic, but if he chooses the dark path he becomes a Duelist, which boasts boosted attack power. Square Enix stated that the team working on the character models wanted each class to have a distinct look and feel, such as Riesz having much of her design and class upgrades based on Norse mythology.