Square-Enix says Trials of Mana sales have 'significantly surpassed initial expectations'

That's what we like to hear!

Trials of Mana launched for Switch back in April of 2020, and it looks like the game has done quite well for Square-Enix. While we don't have exact sales figures, Square-Enix said that Trials of Mana is "off to a good start," and "ales have significantly surpassed initial expectations." Sounds like a very warm welcome for the decades-old franchise. Hopefully this means more Mana love from Square-Enix down the line.

Square-Enix cafes getting a Trials of Mana makeover for a limited time

A new menu, special merch, and more!

Square-Enix has announced that they're giving their cafes in Tokyo and Osaka a Trials of Mana makeover. From June 20th to July 31st, 2020, customers can expect to see a Trials of Mana theme in the cafes, complete with multiple menu items based off the game.

Anyone who orders one Trials of Mana dish will get a special placemat, of which there are 7 different designs. Those who get a Trials of Mana drink will get one of 10 different coasters as well. On top of that, a lineup of merchandise will be available. The items available include badges, keychains, clear files, tote bags, and pass cases.

Check out pics of the menu items and merch here

Square-Enix releases official Trials of Mana wallpapers

Some gorgeous stuff up for grabs

Square-Enix has share a series of four wallpapers for the recently-released Trials of Mana. You can see each wallpaper in the tweet above. Just click on the one you want and save to use on your desktop, tablet, or other device.

Trials of Mana physical soundtrack now set to release in Japan on June 3rd, 2020

Les than a month away

Square-Enix recently announced that the physical release for the Trials of Mana official soundtrack was going to be delayed to an unspecified date in Japan. We now know that the soundtrack is set to release on June 3rd, 2020. For those who'd rather get a digital download of the soundtrack, that version is available now.

Tons of Japanese footage for Trials of Mana released

This daring tale of overcoming the tests of fate has been given new life! Experience the beloved adventure fully modernized with graphic improvements, character voiceover support, a remastered soundtrack and a new episode which you can experience after the ending, in addition to an ability system and a new class that reconstructs the character levelling system plus more active battles!

Trials of Mana developers thank fans for checking the game out

Kind words from the dev team

Trials of Mana hit the Switch last week, and many fans have been enjoying their time with the remake. Square-Enix has put together a video message featuring Mana series producer Masaru Oyamada and Trials of Mana producer Shinichi Tatsuke to share with those fans. Check out what the duo has to say in the video above.

My Nintendo Europe offering printable Trials of Mana alternate covers

Give them a try!

Want some different artwork for your physical copy of Trials of Mana? My Nintendo Europe is offering multiple alternate covers that you can print at home. As long as you have a My Nintendo account and 50 Platinum Points, this set of covers can be yours. Click here to check them out.

Trials of Mana devs explain how they greatly expanded on the game's battle system when compared to the original

Bigger, better battles

Square-Enix may have put an insane amount of work into Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but it's clear they paid just as much attention to Trials of Mana as well. Bringing the game from the Super Famicom to Switch meant revamping everything for a new dimension, which allowed for the expansion of some ideas.

In an internal Square-Enix interview, Producer Shinichi Tatsuke talked about how the original battle system was completely reworked for this remake.

There is a much greater variety of actions compared to the original game - weak attacks, strong attacks, area attacks, jump attacks, charge attacks, and evasion are just some of the things that have been added. Additionally, the areas in which enemy magic and attacks will land are displayed visually in combat, which strengthens the strategic quality within encounters. We hope players will enjoy each battle against the game’s many dangerous enemies.

Trials of Mana soundtrack now available digitally

Trials of music

Want to enjoy some tunes from Trials of Mana outside of the game? Square-Enix has opened up that opportunity by providing digital releases of the game's soundtrack. Hit up the links below to stream away.

Trials of Mana Original Soundtrack (Remake) via Apple Music
Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3) Original Soundtrack via Apple Music
Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3) Original Soundtrack via Spotify

Trials of Mana - another round of gameplay

Trials of Mana is a modern revival of the 3rd game in the seminal Mana series. The game, originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3, has been fully rebuilt from the ground up in 3D.


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