Square Enix has released a nearly 4-minute long trailer for Trials of Mana. The HD remake is launching April 24 on PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC (Steam).
The trailer showcases many features of the RPG, including choosing a 3-person party out of the six potential party members, which changes how the story plays out. We’re also shown lots of different environments, enemies, and abilities, as well as the equipment and training screens and class switching and upgrades.
Trials of Mana originally released for the Super Famicom in 1995 as the third game in the Seiken Densetsu series. Most Western RPG fans would be most familiar with the second game in the series, Secret of Mana, which released in 1993 on the Super Nintendo, and the fourth game, Legend of Mana, which released in 2000 on the original PlayStation.
The series is most notable for its real time action combat system, which plays more like a 3D brawler. The player can swap between different party members on the fly while the AI takes over the non-controlled party members. The original games also supported co-op multiplayer during combat, but the HD-remake will not.
The original first three Mana games can also be found in a recent Collection of Mana compilation for Nintendo Switch, which brought the original Trials of Mana to the west for the first time (the original game was released as Final Fantasy Adventure for the Game Boy in 1991).
The Trials of Mana remake is launching April 24 for PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam. It’s rated T for Teen. Pre-order or purchase the game before May 21 to receive the Rabite Andornment DLC, boosting EXP until level 10.