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Circle of Mana Details

Posted on December 14th, 2012 at 7:03 am by Kassidy Kearey Filed under Circle of Mana

Square has launched its page for the much rumoured Circle of Mana, in which we find out that Circle of Mana is to be an exclusive title to Gree. Gree is a Japanese social networking service focused primarily on mobile games. The cast majority of their users access the service from mobile phone.

The game appears to be a multi-player card-battle game, and is currently inviting players to pre-register for the game on the Gree service.

Source: Polygon

Another disappointment for fans overseas, at least, who were hoping that Square were going to do more with this IP. No other signs of a new game on consoles, and this doesn’t show promise of that happening any time soon either.

6 Responses to “Circle of Mana Details”

  1. Sheexy Says:

    Not sure how to feel about this one.

  2. Kassidy Kearey Says:

    Squeenix continues down the road of bad ports (from what I hear of feedback on the Chrono Trigger port to Android) and Japan-only social games (Friends of Mana being the previous one in this series). Understandably they are tailoring to, what I can only assume is, the market in Japan, and feel that outside Japan they don’t have the traction with the series any more (sales of WoM games being unimpressive, though this wasn’t down to the franchise but the games themselves).

    I’d love to read up on Japanese forums and figure out what the reaction to all this is there, and Squeenix’s general direction.

  3. manaman Says:

    I’m bummed but it’s because a card based social game for a phone that is Mana themed actually interests me though it won’t likely make it here. It is a bit disappointing that there isn’t something more exciting in the pipeline, though.

  4. Kimiko Says:

    🙁

  5. Kassidy Kearey Says:

    Well it may not all be lost for users outside of Japan that are interested in the game. Gree operates outside of Japan too, so perhaps, just perhaps, this will expand out. I wouldn’t hold my hopes up, but you never know.

    And I guess you might be able to sign up and play it anyway… and learn Japanese while you’re at it.

  6. Ma'Diel Says:

    What I really despise about those Japanese mobile games is that they will be gone in a year or two and never come back.
    Friends of Mana ended over a year ago and what do we know about this game here other than it was a prequel to Legend of Mana?
    So many missed opportunities.