Circle Of Mana Is Live, Has Lost Secret Of Mana Game’s Class Change System

By Spencer . March 5, 2013 . 1:17am

mana With help from GREE, Square Enix made a new Mana game. However, Legend of the Holy Sword: Circle of Mana isn’t like the other action oriented Mana titles. This game is (surprise!) a card battle game where your goal is to protect the Tree of Mana. Cards can be strengthened and you can combine the same cards to make a card evolve.


What makes Circle of Mana unique is it borrows an element from the Japan-only sequel to Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3. Players can choose how cards evolve and what skills they develop. Circle of Mana also has a player vs. player coliseum mode where you can earn points by defeating other Mana Tree guardians.


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Circle of Mana is a free to play game and service for the title just went live in Japan.

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  • gamerdude

    SE is like your childhood best friend that still lives next door but you see him living off tricks that he brings home all the time to fund his crack-binge. =(

    We still love you SE but you need an intervention.

    • foopy

      Square Enix is like George Lucas. It understands that a lot of people really like the things it used to make, but it can not, for the life of itself, figure out either why or how to reproduce it.

      Maybe we’ll get lucky and Disney will buy Square, too. It’s not like we’re going to get any fewer Kingdom Hearts games either way.

      • Xerain

        While I too am optimistic for the future of his properties with Disney now involved, I’m gonna wait until I actually SEE one of their new movies before declaring it a good thing.

    • Randy Marsh

      Rejoice my friend, for the social game craze from Square has finally ended! Perhaps now we can get the true Mana sequel we deserve!

  • Warboss Aohd

    it’s kind sad when da snotlingz iz smart enough to know dis iz stupid, but Square don’t.

  • SE knows all too well that their best “Mana” title was Seiken 3.

    Well….hopefully this will mean SE will work on a full fledged Mana title for consoles or handhelds.

    Eventually :/

  • Way to kick us in the face, Square. You practically smacked us with Dawn of Mana and keep on doing it. This is almost as bad when they announced a 3rd Valkyrie Profile game and it ended up being a mediocre handheld strategy RPG. :|

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Convenant of the Plume was developed by Tri-Ace and published by Square. I guess your beef is with Tri-Ace on that one.

    • zindkeeper

      Covenant of the Plume was not a mediocre game.

  • Heath Bunch

    I’m convinced by now that Square Enix just wants to watch the world burn. How hard could it have been to keep to a system like Seiken 2 and 3, while evolving the graphics and battles along the lines of the Tales and Star Ocean series? Legend of Mana was an ok game, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t the Mana game fans wanted. To say its gone downhill since would be an understatement. They shoved it off a cliff.

    • Andar

      I enjoyed the Secret of Mana series, but honestly, Legend of Mana is one of my favorite games ever. I wouldn’t have minded seeing another iteration of a game like that, which somehow managed to combine nonlinearity with a pretty interesting story. Three of them, rather. But yes, the Mana games just have not been the same since.

    • zindkeeper

      I disagree. LoM was the last good Mana game. The series has been stinking like horse manure after 2000.

  • Nee Nee

    Class change system!? A new Mana game!?




  • I think Gordon Ramsey said it best…

    “F*ck me…”

  • this site has mostly tease info that well never come in america:/

  • such a tease i wana play:(

  • zindkeeper

    Foolishness. After Legend of Mana, this series has continued to spiral ever downward. All they want to do is wreck great series now.

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