After much waiting and anticipation, the final currently planned game in the World of Mana series has found its way to the US shores. You heard it here first: Heroes of Mana is now available in North America, at a recommended retail price of $39.99, only for the Nintendo DS.
In case you’ve been living under a chunk of Gaia for the past few months, Heroes of Mana sees the series switch genre once again, this time taking gameplay into the realms of Real-Time Strategy, along similar lines as Warcraft and Command & Conquer. You play as Roget, a member of the Peddan Army’s reconnaissance team sent to the Beast Kingdom of Ferolia. However, they are branded as traitors by the rest of the Peddan Army, led by General Baxilios, and are forced to fight for their freedom and that of the various kingdoms of Fa’Diel.
The game chronicles the events 19 years before Seiken Densetsu 3, so while we won’t see any familiar faces from earlier games, we will get to see some of their parents, and learn more of the events that lead up to the abysmal state of affairs.
The Seikens Network has already issued some coverage in our Heroes of Mana section, but more will come soon! Stay tuned!