By Spencer . March 5, 2013 . 1:17am
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.
Circle of Mana is a free to play game and service for the title just went live in Japan.