Japanese video game company Square Enix has just dropped multiple announcements regarding its long-running series Mana in a recent livestream. If you are a fan of the role-playing game series, then you’re in for a treat!
The stream was specifically done to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary when it was first released in 1991 under the English title of Final Fantasy Adventure. It wasn’t until 1993 that it spawned a new series titled Secret of Mana, with the rest having become gaming history since.
Square Enix has also announced a new anime called Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal as part of the event. It will be produced by Warner Bros. Japan with animation handled by the digital studio, Graphinica, as well as Yokohama Animation Laboratory. More information about the anime will be introduced at a later date, but there are currently plans to bring it to the international market, along with a tentative release date.
Additionally, a new Mana game has also been announced and is currently in development for home consoles. However, do note that the game is still a good way off. The most recent Mana game to hit consoles was Trials of Mana, which was released last year.
To end the celebration on a high note, the company revealed yet another title that is set to arrive on smart devices. Called Echoes of Mana, the game is a free-to-play RPG that’s headed to iOS and Android.
The stream, while unexpected, certainly packed in a handful of pleasant surprises for fans. Mana is no Final Fantasy, but it has gathered a dedicated following over the years, and it’s great that the series will still be getting fresh content even years past its prime.