Twenty-five years after the original Super Famicom release of Seiken Densetsu 3, a remake looks to attract a whole new generation of gamers. Trials of Mana is a great example of how to update a 16-bit RPG for a modern audience while staying true to the original.
Trials of Mana
A HD Remake of Seiken Densetsu 3 (the third game of the Mana series).
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Trials of Mana, the full remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, is now available worldwide. Its release is naturally accompanied by a new launch trailer.
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The demo for Trials of Mana is now available worldwide and lets players check out the demo portion of the game. Meanwhile, Square Enix released a new English trailer.
To go with the lifting of the embargo for previews of the game, Square Enix provided some more news on Trials of Mana. A new Japanese trailer is now available, and the game will be getting a demo and a new tier of classes.
Michael Apps was able to check out a Trials of Mana demo back at PAX East. He is now able to share his thoughts on what he saw.
Two of your Q&A Quest hosts got to try out Trials of Mana at PAX Prime and PAX East. They discuss their impressions of how the remake is shaping up.
Sony and Square Enix recently came together to show off twenty minutes of Trials of Mana gameplay. The remake is scheduled to come out next month.
Trials of Mana is set to released worldwide in around a month and a half. Square Enix is looking to gear players up with a new trailer showing off its action gameplay.
The thief and the Amazon are the last characters in Trials of Mana to get their own spotlight trailer. They will have to work with the rest of the crew in order to save their loved ones.
A second character spotlight trailer introduces two more cast members from the upcoming Trials of Mana. Kevin and Charlotte’s journeys intertwine due to the evil jester Goremand.
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After its recent first western release, the HD remake of Seiken Densetsu 3 is releasing in just a few months. A character spotlight trailer introduces two of the six protagonists of Trials of Mana.
The Trials of Mana remake means a significant graphical upgrade, including new designs for the game’s class system. The game is scheduled for a worldwide release this coming April.