Square Enix has released a massive amount of new details for Trials of Mana! This remake of Seiken Densetsu 3 adds a lot of new content and features into a full package, remade with beautiful visuals and refined gameplay.
The story begins in a time where the world of Mana is covered in darkness, where the Goddess destroys the darkness with the Sword of Mana. The darkness is sealed in 8 Mana Stones and ages pass since this event. Evil again rises to set the darkness free and war begins. Mana is beginning to disappear from the world, the events of Trials of Mana begin here.
Duran is a young warrior from Valsena. He fights for his beloved kingdom and Hero King, who is a great friend of Duran’s father, Loki. Duran wields Warrior-type classes such as Knight, Paladin and Liege.
Angela is the only daughter of the True Queen of Altena, a snowy kingdom dominated by magic. Her mother barely gave attention to Angela, so she would grow up seeking attention with antics. She loves her mother though. Angela has a problem casting magic spells which still affects her in Trials of Mana. Her magic based classes include Magician, Sorceress and Mysticist among others.
Kevin is the heir to the throne of Ferolia. A heir to the beastmen with a human mother, Kevin has qualities of both races. However, he’s not well versed in communicating with humans which affects his social skills. Kevin specializes in Fighter-type classes such as Grappler, Monk and Divine Fist.
Charlotte is a half-elf maiden from Wendel. She’s the granddaughter of Wendel’s Priest of Light. She looks much younger than she actually is due to the elven blood she possesses. Charlotte’s outgoing and friendly personality makes others view her as a child but she is quite skilled in light/healing magics. Her classes include Cleric, Priestess and Sage.
Hawkeye is a thief of the Nevarland guild, home to many noble thieves. Hailing from the desert fortess of Nevarl, he’s an orphaned ward of Flamekhan. Hawkeye is a young man full of charm and skillful in conversation. His quick wit and prowess make him a powerful ally. Hawkeye is skilled in thief classes including Rogue and Nightblade.
Riesz is a young princess of the mountain kingdom, Laurent. She also serves in the Kingdom Guard, becoming a renown Captain. She’s a bit stubborn but down-to-earth, a worthy companion to have. She loves her remaining family and kingdom. Riesz wields Light and Dark classes such as Amazon, Rune Maiden and Starlancer.
Crimson Wizard is a villain in Trials of Mana, a magician with the gifted talent of dark magic. He serves the True Queen of Altena as her right hand man. He seeks to use the 8 Mana Stones for an unknown reason.
Goremand is another villain with dark power, a demonic eater of souls. In the form of a jester, he wields a scythe and gains the favor of the beastmen. This leads Goremand on a path of war and death.
Belladonna’s villainous beauty and power gains the advantage of Flamekhan, leader of Nevarl’s thieves guild. She seeks to take over Riesz’s homeland to please her Dark Majesty.
Trials of Mana includes Prologues for each character, bringing lore and story elements from each character’s past into the present. These events can be skipped if the player wishes it so.
Trials of Mana features map mechanics, challenges to overcome in each dungeon in order to progress.
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Lastly, Trials of Mana releases on April 24th 2020 for PS4, Switch and PC. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!