Adventures of Mana which has been available in English for iOS and Android has now been released in Europe for PS Vita.
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You can check out more details about the game on the official website, which includes a series of videos giving you previews of the game’s control system. Some will even see the familiar ring menu system from Secret of Mana integrated into the game.
In some fantastic news we learn that a remake of the original Seiken Densetsu game, released in the west as Final Fantasy Adventure, is going to be making its way to the PlayStation Vita, Android and iPhone smartphones. I’ve seen no dates yet, but we do get a glimpse into the art-style of the remake in the video released by Square-Enix on YouTube:
You can also check out the new website covering the new game here.
Thanks Sheexy for the heads-up.
My main man Faalstar hooked me up with some information about the Android version of Secret of Mana.
Until August 18th you can pick it up for 50% off on the Google Play market.
I’ve been playing this app for a while on my phone, and I gotta say, it’s neat to play through and see the changes they’ve made to the graphics and writing. Give it a look if you’ve got a phone that can play it!
Square Enix has announced that Yoko Shimomura will be releasing a Legend of Mana arrangement album, Promise, on September, 30th 2015.
You can see a little video about it with a jazzy bit of Domina’s music, here.
While not strictly related to the Seiken Densetsu series, it has a connection to one of our favourite composers.
Unraveled is an adventure RPG game currently seeking Kickstarter funding (at 7.4k our of 15k with 14 days to go at the time of writing). As with the trend of many KS games right now, it has a retro feel to it hearkening back to the days of Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger, but not only that, the soundtrack will feature collaborations from Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta. The current draft for the main theme can now be heard here in the embedded YT video.
I for one am backing this project, as it does look interesting, so check it out and see if it is your cup of tea or not. Otherwise, simply enjoy the music.
Rise of Mana, the latest installment in the Seiken Densetsu series which to many fans’ disappointment has been a mobile-only title, is now going to hit the Playstation Vita this May in Japan. Whether it will make it further west than that is yet to be seen.
If nothing else, you can at least enjoy the music from the announcement trailer.
I found this story of a tradition shared between two brothers playing Secret of Mana at Christmas, and wanted to get it out to a wider audience.
Merry Christmas, guys!
While we still don’t have solid news on whether Rise of Mana will reach western shores, and adding to recent news that Rise of Mana will be expanded to the PS Vita platform, we now have video proof that the characters from Secret of Mana are due to be playable in Rise of Mana.
You can see some previews of the 3D models for the characters in this presentation video.
Between now and August 10th you can get Secret of Mana for iOS for about 50% the usual price, so go grab it if you haven’t done so already.
Not only that, but a number of updates have been made to the game, such as added MFi controller support, an improved virtual stick for those without controllers, new high resolution UI elements, a fix for the long-standing bug with the background music, and support for retina and 4-inch displays.
To top things off, for those with Android devices, we’ll see a version of the Mobile Secret of Mana hit Android OS this Autumn (only took, what, 4 years?).
Thanks to manaman for the heads up on some of these items.