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Welcome to the Seikens Network, the site that covers everything from the Seiken Densetsu / World of Mana series; from latest news on game releases and developments to in-depth walkthroughs, information guides for class changes, gameplay and inventories, a detailed monster bestiary, a growing official and fan artwork gallery, and complete soundtrack listings and downloadable remixes.

We aim to bring you all you need to know, and more, about the series from Final Fantasy Adventure right up to the latest Dawn of Mana. We also offer a friendly community message board where you can get in touch with other fans of the series for gaming help or just join in with fun conversation on any topic.

Rise of Mana – OST Previews

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Rise of Mana

In a few days the OST for Rise of Mana, the latest mobile installment of the Seiken Densetsu series, will be released. It includes one track from Yoko Shimomura (Legend of Mana, Heroes of Mana), one track from Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3), and a couple from Kenji Ito (Final Fantasy Adventure, Sword of Mana, and more). Most tracks are courtesy of Tsuyoshi Sekito, who contributed to the soundtrack of Dawn of Mana for the PS2.

You can hear some previews of a number of the tracks here.

I have to mention though that one of Itoken’s tracks is a piano arrangement of Rising Sun. Again. Really? Seriously, how many more times?

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A Secret of Mana Retrospective Review

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Secret of Mana, Videos

StrafeFox over on YouTube does a very nice job of producing game reviews and retrospectives on his channel, and he has brought his most recent one to our attention on the forum. Very slick visuals and narration, even bringing to the table a little fact I wasn’t aware of (Nasir’s Visa woes).

Go check it out and subscribe to his channel for more retrospectives.

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iOS Secret of Mana on sale

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Secret of Mana

If you are the owner of a device that’ll support it (Requires iOS 4.3 or later, compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), Secret of Mana is currently on sale over on the AppStore for $3.99 (or local equivalent).

The game features upgraded graphics, the same OST that you remember from the SNES classic, on-screen controls, and multi-language support.

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Rise of Mana – Trailer and Soundtrack details

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Rise of Mana

A trailer for the upcoming mobile freemium Seiken Densetsu game has been released:

In addition to the trailer, the official site for the game reveals that the intended launch of the title will be soon on iOS, and Summer 2014 for Android.

Perhaps more interesting is the arrival of the soundtrack on April 23rd.

You can also pre-register your e-mail address for the game on the official site, and by the looks of things this will give you some benefits on game launch (which you’d otherwise, I guess, have to grind for or fork out money on micro-transactions).

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Rise of Mana – Coming to Mobile

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Rise of Mana

It’s another sad day in the news, I’m afraid.

The most recent issue of Famitsu magazine reveals that Rise of Mana, the trademarked name as filed by Square-Enix last year, is to be a free-to-play mobile game coming to Android and iOS with the increasingly popular and loathed in-app purchases.

It hasn’t been too long since the Dungeon Keeper franchise was ported to a mobile freemium app, and that received extremely negative criticism directed at EA, and with very good reason from personal experience (because I can’t criticise something until I’ve tried it myself, and yes, it is as bad as everyone says).

From Siliconera:
According to the magazine report, the protagonist of the game fell from the heavens and landed on earth, and seems to have been made into a body that is half angel and another half demon.

Rise of Mana’s main town is called Miste, where you’ll be able to purchase weapons, items, and raise demon pets who’ll be supporting you throughout your adventures.

The basic weapons are made of sword, spear, and bow. The magazine also reports that up to eight players will be able to play together in real-time action. The game’s new system will also involve the ability to switch between angel and demon modes according to your situation.

This all makes me incredibly sad, and gives me little hope that the series will ever be given the love it deserves. No doubt I will try this game out for myself and see what the end product is, but I’m not looking forward to it.

Source – Siliconera and Sinobi

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Into the Thick of It – Acapella version

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by Deques Filed under Remixes, Secret of Mana

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AGDQ 2014 – Secret of Mana Speedrun

Posted on January 5th, 2014 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Fan Stuff, Secret of Mana

Awesome Games Done Quick is a speedrunning marathon organised every year to raise funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year, StingerPA and Yagamoth will be running Secret of Mana as part of the marathon, and if you donate during the run you’ll also have the chance to win some Secret of Mana cast perlers, Spectrum of Mana artbook and CD collection, and Secret of the Spirits Giclee print.

The run starts at 15:20 GMT on January 8th (10:20 EST), and clocks in at under 3 hours (the current world record is 2:04:23 by StingerPA, one player using two controllers any% category).. Tricks used include switching weapons to overmax the charged attack, getting early GP by selling the magic rope, and, if I recall correctly, skipping the Mana Holyland.

You can check this run out and more on Twitch.tv, and you can find the full schedule of runs, which starts today at noon, here.

Since donations get read out live on air, why not give us a shout-out. ;)

If you miss teh urn, don’t worry, they will all be available for download and streaming after the marathon has finished.

Let’s help make cancer a thing of the past!

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Spectrum of Mana – A Tribute Album

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Mana Music Monday, Remixes, Secret of Mana

“Spectrum of Mana” is a remix album of the 1993 classic “Secret of Mana.” The entire soundtrack has been lovingly reworked and reimagined by a team of almost eighty musicians. From jazz to metal, symphonic orchestration to funk rock, “Spectrum of Mana” is sure to provide something enjoyable for every fan of the game.

Head on over to Spectrum of Mana’s page to stream or download the album, which has been split into 3 CDs. You can also order physical copy of the pack.

You know what I’m going to be listening to tonight. I’ll post some impressions at some point later.

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LP SD3 10-12

Posted on September 18th, 2013 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Seiken Densetsu 3, Videos

I’m afraid I’ve fallen behind again in posting these due to a really busy month and absent-mindedness. Here’s a catch up!

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Secret of Mana 20th Anniversary

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Secret of Mana

OK, we’re a couple of days late, but I’ve had a rough couple of days, what can I say?

The 6th of August 20 years ago marked a rather historical moment in gaming history, when Seiken Densetsu 2 was released, and since then has become one of the most highly acclaimed console games in history. This was my introduction to the series, and I’ve gone back and played it many many times over the years since I first was introduced to it.

While we don’t have fireworks to set off for the event, remixer Melodious Punk has released a remix of the song Curious Tale from the game over on OCRemix. Until we get our review and such up, you can listen to it here via YouTube, or go download the remix at the OCRemix site.

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