Rise of Mana is Square Enix’s Mobile Revival of the Series

Remember last week when I was talking about how I’d love to see a reboot of the Legend of Mana series? Well it appears the gaming Gods heard my prayers and granted my wish. Check out the first trailer for Rise of Mana

[youtube http://youtu.be/omllJJzuK6Y]

The new game gives players the ability to embody an angel or demon and certain tasks can only be completed in one form or the other. This game mechanic has never before been incorporated in the series and it’ll be very interesting to see how these changes affect the overall gameplay.

My message to the Gods may have gotten a little scrambled along the way however, because Rise of Mana is strictly a mobile release. It will use the free-to-play model and allow players to use real currency to purchase new weapons and pets. The game will also support 8-player online play, but Square Enix has yet to release any information on what this multiplayer might entail.

Legend of Mana is easily one of my favorite games of all time, so I will definitely give Rise of Mana a try, but I was sincerely hoping for something a little more substantial from the next title in the Mana series.


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