Until very recently, Trials of Mana (aka Seiken Densetsu 3) was the best Mana game no one in the West got to buy. It took the formula established in the beloved classic Secret of Mana and improved on it in every way, but its Stateside release was cancelled and a fan translation was the best anyone could do for over two decades.
Now, finally, a light at the end of the tunnel: not only was the original game just now released in English as part of Collection of Mana for Switch, but a remake is on the way that looks pretty good. This week the release date for Trials of Mana was revealed during Nintendo’s latest Direct: April 24, 2020.
Trials of Mana is a full, high-definition remake of the third entry in the classic Mana series, seamlessly bringing the beloved story and characters to a new, modern era of fans with real-time combat, beautiful 3D graphics and updated gameplay. The game tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the forces of evil that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. Players will craft their own experiences by selecting a party of three from these unique characters as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect the very essence of Mana itself.
Though Trials of Mana’s release date was revealed by Nintendo, it will be a multiplatform game, and it’s coming to Playstation 4 and PC as well. Those who preorder the game on any of these systems, OR purchase Trials of Mana within its first month, will receive a code for the Rabite Adornment DLC — giving you a head start by boosting your battle EXP until you reach Level 10. The PC version will also include some wallpapers in addition to the DLC.
Trials of Mana journeys to Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC April 24, 2020.