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‘Legend of Mana’ remaster coming to PlayStation, PC and Switch on June 24

By Kara Santos Published Jun 02, 2021 3:48 pm

A remastered version of the iconic RPG Legend of Mana is set to be released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows by the end of the month.

Square Enix announced that the remastered version of the fourth installment in the classic Mana series will launch on June 24, 2021.

The upcoming HD remaster will feature a host of new upgrades from the original PlayStation classic released way back in 1999. The game now features high-resolution graphics, remastered and lovingly redrawn backgrounds, as well as an updated UI. 

In Legend of Mana, new and returning players can step into the shoes of the protagonist, embarking on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, only to discover that the world map is empty. 

Throughout their adventure, players will encounter multiple stories, a colorful cast of characters, square off against fearsome monsters in real-time combat and explore the vast world of Fa’Diel, all while experiencing the beloved RPG’s timeless story.

The music has also been rearranged for this remaster, and players can alternate between the new and original soundtrack. Other new features include the ability to turn off enemy encounters, an autosave feature, and the never-before released mini-game "Ring Ring Land."

In The Escad Story Arc, players will follow four childhood friends—Escad, Daena, Matilda and Irwin—through the span of their friendships and encounter their conflicting motives in the wake of the Faerie Wars that took place over a decade prior. 

Additionally, players will join Larc, dragoon of Drakonis in The Dragon Killer Arc as he embarks on a mission to slay the Dragons of Knowledge as well as challenging another dragon, named Sierra.

As players progress through the game, they will also be able to access the orchard in the secluded dell which is inhabited by Trent—an ancient tree who can grow fruits and vegetables used to feed pets, paint golems or alter equipment.

Other game details on the remastered visual content revealed by Square Enix for Legend of Mana include: 

  • Exclusive Equipment – Players can forge one of a kind equipment and also alter existing equipment at the Equipment Smithy. Similarly, once the instrument workshop has been established, it can be used to manufacture enchanted instruments with potency.
  • Featured Pets – Players can capture eggs and hatch pet monsters featuring supportive Synchro Effects to help players secure victories in battle. The pets live at the monster corral in the grounds of the player’s home and can quickly be made stronger by sending them out to play the Ring Ring Land mini-game.
  • Magical Golems – Golems are magical life-forms that players can collect which have been imbued with the power of Mana and will sustain players in combat. Players can control a golem’s HP, stats, and can equip them with over 50 different offensive and defensive abilities to help defeat enemies in battle.

Legend of Mana will be available digitally for $29.99 on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC via STEAM starting June 24. Pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch version are already available.

(Images via Square Enix)