Square Enix announced a big update to the recently released remake Trials of Mana, available on Steam PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The 1.1 update drops at the same time as the RPG’s 25th anniversary.

The update adds a new difficulty level called No Future, an extra challenging experience for veterans that includes stronger enemies, restrictions on item usage, and time limits on boss fights. On the flip side, players can earn better equipment and perform new chain abilities.

If you complete the No Future difficulty mode, you can earn the Rabite Slippers footwear. The slippers are so fearsome, they prevent all random monster encounters.

For those starting a new game with New Game Plus, players now have the option of selecting the Expert difficulty setting, and the option to revert characters back to level 1.

Additional changes include easier costume changes, new goddess statues, bug fixes, and more.

To further celebrate the anniversary, Trials of Mana and other Mana series games are currently on sale through November 2.

Trials of Mana is available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Switch at a 30% discount. Secret of Mana is 50% off on Steam and PS4, while the Collection of Mana is 50% off on Switch.

And if you really want to show off your Mana series love, Square Enix has released several downloadable Zoom backgrounds featuring artwork and character illustrations.

Trials of Mana is rated T for Teen.

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