Trials of Mana 25th Anniversary Concert announced for Japan

Concert first, then a CD follow-up

Square-Enix is going all-out to spread the word on Trials of Mana's remake, which is due out on Switch April 24th, 2020. Over in Japan, Square-Enix is going to host a Trials of Mana 25th Anniversary Concert, which is set to take place on May 10th, 2020. The following tracks are the only ones confirmed thus far.

- Where Angel Fear to Tread
- Meridian Child
- Evening Star
- Little Sweet Café
- Splash Hop~Can You Fly Sister?
- Decision Bell

Square-Enix will be releasing a CD version of the concert for those who can't attend in person. No release date or price point for that album have been shared at this time.

Square Enix Collective is making a Switch announcement this week

We're losing our collective minds

Square-Enix Collective is cooking up something for Switch, and it seems they're pretty excited to talk about it. The official Square-Enix Collective Twitter account has shared a tease for an announcement to come this week. Now remember, this is the indie publishing branch of Square-Enix, and not Square-Enix proper. Just wanted to put things into perspective for this announcement, which is hopefully worthy of the above tease!

Polish game retailer lists Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition with an Aug. 28th, 2020 release date

Is the band getting back together this Summer?

Square-Enix originally planned to have Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition out for the Switch last year, but the game ended up getting delay to some unknown date in 2020. While Square-Enix is yet to share that date, one Polish retailer has just updated their listing with some info.

While not confirmed until Square-Enix themselves announces it, Polish retailer Ultimate shows Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition as launching on Aug. 28th, 2020. I think many were hoping the game would be earlier in the year, so in this case, let's hope the listing is incorrect.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Dragon Quest: Your Story set to hit Netflix on Feb. 13th, 2020

Your next quest starts soon

Back at the start of the month, eagle-eyed Netflix fans noticed that Dragon Quest: Your Story had a listing on the service. While many though the Square-Enix film would forever be stuck in Japan, it quickly became clear that a Netflix deal had been struck. The only thing we didn't know was when to expect the film, as the listing didn't include that info.

Today we learn that the film is going to be up to watch in less than a month. If you have a Netflix account, you can pop in to watch Dragon Quest: Your Story on Feb. 13th, 2020.

Dragon Quest X 'Version 5.1' intro video

All sorts of fun in Version 5.1

Dragon Quest X is getting a major Version 5.1 update on Jan. 29th, 2020. We went over the details for that update a few days back, but now we have a trailer to showcase what's to come. See everything Version 5.1 has to offer in the video intro above.

Dragon Quest XI poll reveals Sylvando as the most popular character overseas, and much more

Sylvando is definitely the best!

Famitsu recently held a poll about Dragon Quest XI S, and they opened the questions to those overseas. The poll results are now in, and over 2,000 responses came in. Most responses were from men, and came from the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups.
In all, half of the replies came from players who had played the PS4, PC, or 3DS version, and a half came from Switch players.

Check all other Dragon Quest titles you have played

- Dragon Quest I(Dragon Warrior):1323
- Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King:1186
- Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride:1039
- Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past(Dragon Warrior VII):1029
- Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation:1006
- Dragon Quest IX:995

Check all elements you have enjoyed in the game

- Characters:4029
- Story:3894
- Combat system:3741
- Exploration:3511
- Character build:3347
- Voice of characters:3258
- Side quests:2767
- Camping:2552
- Music:2505
- Mini games:2082

Which character is your favorite if you have to choose one?

- Sylvando:1156
- Erik:774
- Jade: 606
- Veronica: 506
- The Luminary: 289
- Hendrick: 280
- Serena: 237
- Rab: 152

Romancing SaGa 3 physical version hitting Southeast Asia on Jan. 24th, 2020

Romance is in the air

We learned a few weeks back that Romancing Saga 3 will see a physical release in Southeast Asia. Now we have information on the release date. Fans in that region will be able to pick up the game on Jan. 24th, 2020, and it'll be ripe for the importing, as it includes English translations.

New Trials of Mana Trailer Features a Ferocious Beastman and Curious Cleric

Meet Kevin, heir to the throne

SQUARE ENIX® today gave players a look at two more of the six heroes from the highly anticipated Trials of Mana™, which is slated for release on April 24, 2020. In the video, players will be introduced to Kevin, heir to the throne of the Beast Kingdom of Ferolia, and Charlotte, granddaughter to Wendel’s Priest of Light, a curious, superstitious scaredy-cat on a mission to protect her friend. Each character in Trials of Mana features unique gameplay and different experiences for players as they adventure through the magical, fantasy world of Mana.

Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the forces of evil that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. Players will craft varying experiences by selecting a party of three from these unique characters as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect the very essence of Mana itself. Originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3 in 1995, Trials of Mana is a full, high-definition remake of the third entry in the classic Mana series, seamlessly bringing the beloved story and characters to a new, modern era of fans with real-time combat, beautiful 3D graphics and updated gameplay.

Trials of Mana will be available for Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM® on April 24, 2020. To pre-order now, visit: https://sqex.link/c10.

Those who pre-purchase or purchase the physical or digital versions of the game by May 21, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation®4 system will receive a Rabite Adornment DLC, allowing players to gain more EXP after battles up to level 10. Pre-orders of the digital version of the game from the PlayStation®Store will also include an exclusive avatar set featuring the game’s six heroes, while those who pre-purchase or purchase from STEAM by May 21, 2020 will receive the Rabite Adornment DLC as well as an exclusive wallpaper set.

Trials of Mana is releasing for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system and STEAM on April 24, 2020 and is now available for pre-order at www.trialsofmana.com. Trials of Mana is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.

Square-Enix launching Final Fantasy Mofumofu Plush Chocobo and Moogle in Japan


Square-Enix is expanding their Final Fantasy Mofumofu Plush series with two more familiar characters. Fans will be able to scoop up plush versions of both Chocobo and Moogle, which are set to launch sometime in May 2020. Both plush dolls are available to preorder from Amazon Japan right now.


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