For the first time since its original release in 1995, North American fans will finally be able to play an official release of Seiken Densetsu III with the release of Trials of Mana.
Long ago, when the world was shrouded in darkness, the Goddess of Mana drew forth the Sword of Mana to smite the eight Benevodons, monsters of destruction. She sealed them into eight Mana Stones before transforming herself into the Mana Tree and falling into a deep sleep. As she slept, the forces of evil started a horrific war in their bid to free the Benevodons.
The high-definition remake tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where mana has been weakened. Players can customize their own party of three, selected from six unique characters, to experience different stories.
Trials of Mana will release on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in early 2020.
Nintendo also surprised fans of the series during its Nintendo Direct with The Collection of Mana, featuring The Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, and the first-time release of the classic version of Trials of Mana. The three game compilation now includes a convenient quick save feature, and allows players to adventure with friends through a local multiplayer mode in both Secret of Mana (up to three players) and Trials of Mana (up to two players).
The Collection of Mana is available now on the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 USD. A physical release will be available on the Square Enix store and participating retailers beginning Aug. 27, 2019.