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A brand-new entry in the beloved Mana series, Visions of Mana is the first mainline instalment in more than 15 years. Visions of Mana will return to the series action RPG roots and take players on a new adventure with protagonist Val, a soul guard assigned to protect his childhood friend, who has been chosen by the Faerie as the Alm of Fire to travel to the Tree of Mana and rejuvenate the mana flow.
Square Enix released a new trailer which provides a first look at the newly imagined world of Mana in the all-new Visions of Mana. The trailer features action-packed gameplay and showcases a vibrant world where players will be able to journey across a range of breathtaking environments, battle with an array of enemies and monsters, including fan-favorite Rabites, while exploring a world where the powers of nature and elemental spirits connect. Fans and newcomers alike will also get to experience new and evolved gameplay with real-time 3D combat.
Since the series’ debut in 1991 as Final Fantasy Adventure, a spin-off of the Final Fantasy series, Mana games have immersed players in bright vibrant worlds, breathtaking environments, heartwarming characters and high fantasy storylines across many genres and platforms. Fans of the series can expect new designs of the series’ beloved creatures from Mana series Illustrator Airi Yoshioka and a new captivating musical score composed by Mana series composers Hiroki Kikuta, Tsuyoshi Sekito and Ryo Yamazaki.
To celebrate the reveal of Visions of Mana, popular series artist HACCAN created new teaser artwork which gives players a glimpse of the iconic Tree of Mana against one of the game’s enchanting vistas and a variety of the heartwarming characters that players can expect to encounter within the game.
“I am delighted to finally be able to reveal Visions of Mana, the first mainline instalment to Mana series in over fifteen years,” said Mana series producer Masaru Oyamada in a press release. “The development team have been working hard to ensure that Visions of Mana remains faithful to the series that players know and love while also offering fans and newcomers a fresh new experience with an all-new story, characters, and gameplay mechanics. We cannot wait to share more details about the game with you soon.”
In addition to the quote above, the official Mana series Twitter account published the following message from producer Masaru Oyamada:
My name is Masaru Oyamada and I work as producer for the Mana series.
It has been over 15 years since the last mainline entry in the series, so I am delighted to be able to announce Visions of Mana, which also represents the fulfillment of my personal ambition to create an all-new Mana game.
This game is an action RPG where you will travel through an expansive world filled with vibrant nature and elemental spirits. We have strived to create beautiful landscapes to explore, with in-game visuals that hold up to the wonderful teaser art drawn for us by Mr. HACCAN, so I look forward to seeing players fully immerse themselves in Visions of Mana’s world of adventure.
The creator of the Mana series, Mr. Koichi Ishii, has also worked closely with us to re-imagine the familiar monsters, including the iconic rabites, for this latest installment. Mr. Ishii’s uniquely cute and charming designs combine with the innate fiendishness of these beasts to push the series visuals to a new level fitting for the latest Mana game.
The music is expertly handled by our three composers returning from Trials of Mana, Mr. Hiroki Kikuta, Mr. Tsuyoshi Sekito, and Mr. Ryo Yamazaki. You can expect great things from their scores, where each of their personal touches shine through to brighten the adventure at every turn!
We still have loads more to show you, including the comrades who will join you on your journey and details of how you will fight in battle, so you can look forward to further information coming soon.
—Masaru Oyamada, Producer