Square Enix has announced that they will release the version 1.1.0 update for Trials of Mana on 14 October 2020.

This new update adds the “No Future” and “Very Hard” difficulty settings for New Game Plus, which will fix one of the game’s biggest problems; that it’s too easy (as I pointed out in my review).

Clearing the game on the “No Future” difficulty setting will reward players with the Rabite Slippers accessory, which is being worn by Angela in the picture below.

Here are the patch notes:

  • New difficulty setting “No Future” added.
    • An extremely difficult to clear difficulty in which enemies are stronger, especially bosses.
    • It can only be selected for “New Game+” and returns the player to Level 1.
    • Some abilities cannot be equipped.
    • Up to three items can be used in battle.
    • Boss battles have a time limit.
    • The display of enemy attack range has been shortened for some boss battles.
    • Rainbow item seeds may produce high performance equipment of the same name.
    • Two Chain Abilities added:
      • “Guidance of the Sacred Sword” – Party members not in your control that become unable to fight will have 1 HP remaining.
      • “Guidance of the Sacred Sword II” – When you win a battle, all party members’ HP will recover 100 percent.
  • Other New Feature Additions
    • New difficulty setting “Very Hard” added. It can only be selected for “New Game+.”
    • You can now skip class change cutscenes and the end credits.
    • Fix: Costumes that have been class changed once can now be carried over after a class reset and in “New Game+.” (This only applies to costumes that have been class changed after this update. Costumes can be changed after the first class change.)
    • When selecting “New Game+,” you can choose to return to Level 1.
    • New Goddess Statues added to the map.
  • Other Bug Fixes

Trials Of Mana is available now for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

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