- Also Known As
- Trails of Mana / Secret of Mana 2
- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 30th Sep 1995
An action-rpg for the ages!
When it came time to create a follow up to their fairly successful action-rpg Secret of Mana, Squaresoft decided to try something a little different. While they were already developing the direct sequel Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan, they created a US development studio and put them to task creating a more...
Update: No longer PROJECT-TRITRI
Update [Mon 23rd May, 2022 15:30] Oopsie! Biccamera, an electronics retailer in Japan, has accidentally revealed PROJECT-TRITRI ahead of schedule. The game was originally going to be unveiled by FuRyu on 26th May, but in a slip-up, the Japanese retailer published the name, the release date, and a bunch of screenshots...
But it's still a long way off...
Earlier today Square Enix held a 30th anniversary live stream for the Mana series. During the broadcast, fans found out a new game is in the works. As much as the producer Masaru Oyamada wanted to share a "cool" video announcement, nothing is ready to be shown just yet. The most he was willing to reveal is that this...
Secret of Mana 2 by another name
Trials of Mana – a remake of the legendary Super Famicom RPG Seiken Densetsu 3 – is due to hit Switch early next year, and a fresh character trailer has just been released to build up a bit of hype during the festive period. As the first 'Character Spotlight Trailer', this new footage gives us a glimpse of the...
Reviving the classics
In January, the Square Enix terms "HD-2D" and "HD2D" were trademarked in Europe. These terms were used by the Japanese developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in last year's Switch exclusive, Octopath Traveler. Square Enix recently followed this up by filing a couple of Mana trademarks in Europe...
Dinosaur babysitting, action RPG perfection and Mike Haggar's world tour
The Zeldix MSU1 community continues its incredible streak of MSU-1 audio project releases, with this week seeing the conclusion of two major projects from Conn and a nice Capcom surprise from Kurono and PepilloPEV. Without a doubt one of the greatest Super Nintendo (perhaps...
Mana from heaven
While Square's Seiken Densetsu series continues to this very day, it's the two SNES / Super Famicom outings on which the franchise built its enviable reputation. Seiken Densetsu 2 - better known in the west as Secret of Mana - is arguably one of the finest RPGs ever made, while its sequel has only been held back from wider acclaim...
Better known as Secret of Mana in these parts
Square Enix has announced that it is bringing Seiken Densetsu Collection to the Nintendo Switch this June. The collection was teased yesterday when the official Twitter account for the RPG series posted a short clip showing Seiken Densetsu 3 running on Nintendo's new console. The pack includes:...
Virtual Console incoming?
The official Twitter channel for the Seiken Densetsu series has tweeted footage of the third game running on the Nintendo Switch. Seiken Densetsu 3 is the sequel to Seiken Densetsu 2 (obviously), a game better known in the west as Secret of Mana. It's widely regarded as one of the best RPGs ever made - as you'll know if...
Composer Hiroki Kikuta is responsible for some of the best gaming soundtracks ever, with Seiken Densetsu II (Secret of Mana), Seiken Densetsu III and Koudelka under his belt. He's currently creating music for the Kickstarter title Indivisible by Lab Zero Games, but he has found the time to produce not one but two new albums, collaborating with...
No longer a Secret (of Mana)
We're big fans of HyperPlay RPG here at Nintendo Life, partly because it reminds us of the days before the internet where fanzines were commonplace, but mostly because it's an extremely well-produced publication packed with reviews, features and other cool stuff. A short time ago we confirmed that the one and only Wil...
Draw the Sword of Mana from the foot of the Mana Tree before it's too late!
Take control of three different characters and embark on a journey across the globe in an effort to put a stop to the vain attempts to collect the 8 Mana Stones and resurrect the ancient God Beasts sealed inside of them.
Your journey will take you to many foreign lands, each with their own unique set of enemies to defeat and quests to complete. Along the way you'll meet up with a wide assortment of characters, some on the very same journey as you. Using their help, along with your own band of adventurers, you must face the ultimate tests and complete your objective before the evil ones seeking to rule the world can complete their vision.
- Six unique characters to choose from, each with their own back story
- A huge assortment of weapons, armor, and specialty items to make use of
- A lengthy 40+ hour quest, with the innovative Triangle Story system
- Real-time action combat puts you in the fight
- Screen-filling boss fights guaranteed to challenge even seasoned players
Can you stop those who would attempt to resurrect the ancient God Beasts before it's too late?