Square Enix has announced via its official Twitter account for the game that on March 18th, 2020, will make a playable Trials of Mana demo for the remake available on the Nintendo Switch eShop as well as the PlayStation Network and to much surprise, it will include an English language option. So for those of you who have been waiting to give the remake a try, can do so by downloading the demo on your hardware from the Japanese eShop or PlayStation Network. Even better, your save data from the demo will in-fact be transferrable to the release of the game when it releases worldwide on April 24th, 2020.
Another one of the more anticipated games of 2020 is the remake of Seiken Densetsu 3. Seiken Densetsu 3 originally released in 1995 on the Super Famicom platform in Japan only and never saw a Western release. That is until the Collection of Mana package released, where the original 16bit game was included in the package but titled Trials of Mana.
The game sees three heroes set out to attempt to claim the legendary Mana Sword and prevent the Benevodons from being released and destroying the world. The same month that the Collection of Mana package was released, the remake for Seiken Densetsu 3 or in the West Trials of Mana was announced for Windows, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 platforms.
This is one of the most legendary Japanese RPG titles that has ever been released and certainly paved the way for JRPG’s which followed in its footsteps. I for one am extremely excited to give this a try and see just how much it has changed with its evolution to the current generation of consoles with updated graphics, sound, and gameplay. There hasn’t been an announcement about a worldwide release of the demo just yet, but if I was a betting man, I would be pretty sure that it’s not too far behind.