At Gamescom 2019, Square Enix presented a new demo for the remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, TRIALS of MANA. As such, 4Gamer captured two videos from that demo, showcasing four minutes of brand new gameplay footage.
Seiken Densetsu 3 was the third game in the Mana series that came out on SNES. Its remake, TRIALS of MANA will feature turn-based battles and will be arriving to Steam in early 2020.
Similarly to the Secret of Mana Remake, TRIALS of MANA will feature new 3D models. However, and contrary to other remakes, Square Enix will try to replicate the aesthetics of the original title. In short, the game aims to feel like a SNES JRPG but with higher quality visuals and voices.
The game features real-time battles, and players can switch between the three party members at will. Players can also dodge roll, use special attacks, as well as magic. Furthermore, you can find below a summary of its story.
“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 the horrors inside the eight Mana Stones, bringing the realm back from the brink.
Weakened from rebuilding the world, the Goddess changed herself into a tree and fell into a deep sleep for many years.
However, the forces of evil soon sought to free the Benevodons to gain control of the world.
They started a terrible war to further their plot and destabilize the kingdoms.
Peace was at an end. Mana itself began to disappear from the world and the Mana Tree started to wither.”