June 2nd, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Dawn of Mana, Seikens
The Dawn of Mana section for Seikens has now opened for business! For now you will find there the game overview and a brilliant review and write-up contributed by our forum’s very own Duran.
We are hoping to expand this section with new material very soon. If you have any contributions that you would like to make to this new area of Seikens, please contact either Deques, Sheexy (once he’s back from Japan) or myself via the Contact Page or through the forum.
May 22nd, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Dawn of Mana, Heroes of Mana, Mana Music Monday
I’m afraid that I let the ball drop on Mana Music Monday, for which I apologize. However, to make up for it, and in conjunction with Wai’s news this week announcing the launch of Heroes of Mana on 14th of August and his coverage on the launch of Dawn of Mana today, we have not one but two tracks to celebrate the continuing expansion of the World of Mana (let’s take advantage of them while we can, guys!), while remembering those golden years passed sat hacking away at Rabites.
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May 22nd, 2007 | Deques | Filed under Dawn of Mana
I didn’t expect it to be released so soon. But today is Dawn of Mana released for the North American players. Let us hope that this game will see it’s gloryness in Europe too.
April 12th, 2007 | Deques | Filed under Dawn of Mana
Game Trailers has uploaded three gameplay videos of the true next sequel of Seiken Densetsu series. One of them is only an intro movie. You actually hear a little voice acting. I can’t judge from what I have heard, but to me it sounds like nice voice acting.
The most interesting video is probably the Mountain Pass video, you can see a fight between Eldy and lots of Goblins.
Visit Game Trailers and watch the videos now.
April 10th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Dawn of Mana
Watch Keldy/Keldric and Faye as they battle their way through the soldiers of Lorimar and listen to the fully dubbed voice-acting this game will don when released May 22nd. You can find several gameplay videos here, courtesy of our friends over at Gamespot.
You will also find there a video interview with Ishii-san about the game, the Panic System, and the reason behind the name being that the game is intended to be the first in the Mana series chronologically, and tells of the origin of the Elemental Spirits and the Mana Tree.
Not only that, but Square-Enix NA has opened its official Dawn of Mana site, with character biographies, story overview and the ever-present Rising Sun track playing in the background.
April 3rd, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Dawn of Mana, Mana Music Monday, Secret of Mana, Seikens
This weeks Mana Music Monday takes us back to the battle against the Mana Beast from Secret of Mana, and the remakes of the song that were put together for Seiken Densetsu 4: Dawn of Mana.
Prayer of the Arctic Circle – SoM
Meridian Worship SK4 Ver. – DoM
Meridian Worship Hurry-Up Ver. – DoM
March 29th, 2007 | Deques | Filed under Dawn of Mana, Seikens
First the good one.
American release of the latest game of the Seiken Densetsu or Mana series has been set. The game will be released in North America on 22th May this year. It has been fourteen years since a true sequel of the series is coming outside Japan. So you better prepare your wallet when it’s out.
Now to the bad one.
After many months of working with Burning Water aka v3 of Seikens I have come to a point where it’s pointless to make a new layout. New layout doesn’t mean better site or higher visit rate. It’s just cosmetic, nothing more. Current one is good enough and can stay one or four more years or longer. So, to make a conclusion: v3 is dead. And will never rise again from the grave.
January 9th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Children of Mana, Dawn of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Sword of Mana
A while back Deques brought us news of the Children of Mana soundtrack being available for purchase at Square Enix’s iTunes store, and the near release of Dawn of Mana’s OST. Now, if you’re still not the proud owner of the previous games’ soundtracks, you can now buy and download them here: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/dl/seiken/
– Seiken Densetsu 2 (aka Secret of Mana) for 1200yen
– Seiken Densetsu 3 for 2700yen
– Seiken Densetsu Mobile for 900yen
– Children of Mana for 1800yen
Or, if you were looking for hard-copies on CD, you can mosey on over to their Amazon store and buy the following:
– Seiken Densetsu (FFA) for 3700
– Seiken Densetsu 2 (1 CD) for 1835yen
– Secret of Mana + for 2421yen
– Seiken Densetsu 3 (3CD set) for 3486yen
– Legend of Mana for 2570yen
– Sword of Mana Premium Soundtrackfor 2850yen
And in case there wasn’t a date already, the OST for Dawn of Mana is slated for 24th Jan 2007 at the price of 3800yen, and comes in a 4CD set.
It’s also worth mentioning at this point that Kikuta-san recently launched a solo project containing music that he composed round about the time he started work on SoM, but which was never used in any game. The CD is called Lost Files, and is available for 2700yen from Amazon in Japan.
December 11th, 2006 | Deques | Filed under Dawn of Mana
Click here to visit a page for the soundtrack to Dawn of Mana!
The page has a really awesome intro to it, some really beautiful background art is used in it.
So far at the page there is only one song to listen to, but it looks as though they’re going to be releasing more as time goes along, you might want to watch this page!
December 9th, 2006 | Deques | Filed under Dawn of Mana
For all hardcore Mana fans this wouldn’t come as a surprise. But for all other fans here is a juicy information for you.
The eight elements are coming back in this game and will have a big role in the story. For each elemental spirit the player obtains they will be rewarded with new abilites and the spirit’s power.
Isn’t that juicy? Well, I don’t know why even I should write this kind of news. But apperantly they were published in the magicbox.