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Nintendo Direct E3 2019 - The Mana Series is Coming to the Switch

Gaming article by Robert Grosso on June 11, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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For the first time in a long time, the long-running action-RPG Mana series is getting brand new titles making their worldwide debut on the Nintendo Switch, along with a great compilation for fans of the series.

First up is Trials of Mana, an HD remake of the third entry of the series, Seiken Densetsu 3. Originally released only in Japan in 1995, Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes who battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where the power of Mana has weakened. Players will be able to customize their three-person party from these unique characters, experiencing different stories for each as they explore the world in hopes to save it from complete destruction.

 

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Along with Trials of Mana, Square Enix announced a brand new collection that is released today for the Nintendo Switch. Titled the Collection of Mana, the game is a compilation of the first three titles in the Mana series. Two of which, Final Fantasy Adventure and Secret of Mana, are SNES classics in their own right, but the third is the Western debut of the aforementioned Trials of Mana, translated and released in its original form for the first time in the west.

 

The three games will also contain several lost features from their original releases, such as the ability to play multiplayer in both Secret of Mana and Trials of Mana. They will also have a quick save feature added as well.

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The Collection of Mana is available now as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop for $39.99, with Square Enix promising a retail version coming August 27th. As for the HD remake of Trials of Mana, that version of the game is scheduled for an early 2020 release.

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A game playing, college teaching scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Enjoys penning long-form articles that few probably read. Love the art of gaming, preservation, collecting and RPGs. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.