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If you’re hankering for a classic-style JRPG that’s been modernized for 21st century consoles, you needn’t look any further than Trials of Mana. Itself a ground-up remake to the 1995 classic Seiken Densetsu 3, you don’t need to have any prior knowledge before jumping in – just the desire to get invested in a colourful, cute yet surprisingly deep action RPG. Get ready to pick your party, customise their classes and do battle.
Presenting a visual style and graphical fidelity that’s been completely developed specifically for this 3D release, Trials of Mana is the latest in the series to be given the remake treatment. Whereas previously character sprites and locations were limited by console technology, here this timeless story can be experienced anew on your choice of Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Xbox One.
Character destinies intertwine in Trials of Mana on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One
Trials of Mana differs from many other modern JRPG adventures in that it marks a return to a large cast of characters. There is a staggering 12 in total to take hold of, each featuring their own individual quest lines, class benefits and personality. Needless to say, it isn’t hard to get invested because of this, spurring you even more so to reclaim the sword of mana and defend the world from darkness.
Create different character types on the journey
With any of the various characters, players have the choice to take them down the path of either light or dark. This makes it easy for you to build the exact party you want, especially when you consider that character growth has been re-worked via a new “abilities” mechanics that provides further customization. Play Trials of Mana totally your way!
A re-recorded soundtrack for the ultimate immersion
The original Trials of Mana was hampered somewhat buy a chiptune soundtrack, but this 2020 remastering now features all-new arrangements for 60 in-game tracks. Fans of the original needn’t worry, however, as at any time players can switch between the modern and original music. Experience the fantastical audio whimsy like never before.