Square Enix has announced that the Trials Of Mana demo is launching on 18 March 2020 for the PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. The demo will begin with your chosen hero’s opening chapter as they set out into the world with companions at their side and ending with the first boss battle against the dreaded Fullmetal Hugger.
You are free to choose two of the six available party members in the Trials Of Mana demo. As an added incentive, you will also be able to seamlessly resume your journey in the full version of the game using save data from the demo.
Trials of Mana is one of two Square Enix JRPG remakes coming out in April 2020; the other being the Final Fantasy VII Remake. The original game (known as Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan) initially launched back in 1995 for the SNES, but this is a full HD remake of the third entry in the classic Mana JRPG franchise.
Players can experience vastly different stories by selecting a party of three from six unique characters. These characters can even change classes and learn over 300 different abilities.
The graphics remind me of 2018’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age (also by Square Enix), which means that it looks positively brilliant. Unlike that game’s traditional turn-based gameplay, Trials Of Mana features Tales-like real-time combat.
Those who pre-purchase or purchase Trials Of Mana by 21 May 2020 will receive the Rabite Adornment DLC, allowing players to gain more EXP after battles up to level 10. Pre-orders of the digital PS4 version of the game will also include an exclusive avatar set featuring the game’s six playable characters.
Trials Of Mana is slated to release for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 24 April 2020. In the meantime, check out the awesome final trailer below.