Rise of Mana Producer Would Like To Make The Next Retail Mana Game

By Sato . March 7, 2014 . 11:32am

Rise of Mana, the latest action RPG in the Mana series, was recently released. While it is a mobile game, it appears to do a good job at retaining the heart of the series, and the game’s producer recently shared his desire to make a new retail Mana game during a Square Enix web show covered by Dengeki.


Square Enix showed off a bunch of screenshots and footage during the event, but you can also check out gameplay footage out in our earlier report as well.


During the show, producer Masaru Oyamada talked about an upcoming Million Arthur collaboration with Rise of Mana, which will have features that will let you use Arthur’s Excalibur blade to pull off a special attack.


“I’d like to be able to distribute it sometime before the summer,” said Oyamada when asked about Rise of Mana’s release date for Android. “I believe you all will get to play it during the summer break.”


The producer concluded with some thoughts on what he’d like to do next with the Mana series.


“As we head into the series’ 25th anniversary in two years, I’d also like to make Seiken Densetsu 5 [next main numbered titled of the Mana series in Japan]. And if possible, a retail game,” Oyamada stated.


Rise of Mana is currently available in Japan for iOS devices.

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  • SetzerGabbiani

    Looking at the seemingly great quality of this title, I would trust him to do it. I would also support a portable console version of this particular title. I needs mah analog stick and buttons.

    • Kaetsu

      I agree. Rise of Mana actually looks pretty decent. I just won’t play it because of virtual buttons but if they gave it an updated 3DS/Vita port I could see myself playing it. Hopefully we’ll get to see a retail Mana game again :)

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Tenshigami

    “As we head into the series’ 25th anniversary in two years, I’d also like to make Seiken Densetsu 5 [next main numbered titled of the Mana series in Japan]. And if possible, a retail game,”

    Please let this be a mis-translation. SD5 *and* a retail game? That makes it sound like he is not equating SD5 to a retail game at all but that the retail game would be a *separate* title. If Square Enix gave the Mana series the Breath of Fire 6 treatment that would make me a sad, sad panda to say the least.

    • Senka

      This is exactly the same thing I caught on to as well. Hopefully what he meant was, “I’d also like to make Seiken Densetsu 5, if possible, as a retail game.” Otherwise, we are indeed looking at another awful scenario called Breath of Fire 6.

  • Happy Gamer

    With today’s technology available, it is more than capable of making an amazing mana game. Mana series is one of those odd games where it had a pretty solid system that worked, the developers continued to make it worse for some unknown reason. Hell even if they did a total remake of Seiken 3, i’d be happy.

  • Gimme a 3DS port.

  • Hikari Langley

    Please I’d love to see another Mana game that’s not like Dawn of Mana.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    This news excites me. Been waiting forever for another Mana. Give it Couch co-op features for party member’s and you will have yourself a winner.

  • Göran Isacson

    This man and me both. But as for his pedigree… are there any reviews or test impressions in on this game yet? Anyone who knows if it plays as well as it looks?

  • Frank Bautista

    Hey Square Enix, give this guy a chance and let him make one helluva good retail SD5! Though the question is, what console(or handheld)? Would love something “home” and in lush graphix!

  • Lemski07

    oh mana

  • Duc PC-QB

    Then make it like Seiken 3, not the crappy 4 thank you.

  • Strain42

    A retail Mana game that harkens back to the Legend of Mana style would probably be what could convince me to buy a PS4.

  • iamakii

    Show some love for Vita please.

  • Kristoffer Brandberg

    Ahh, that is so pleasing to hear. I hope it’ll be as majestic as Legend of Mana. *swoon~*

  • Sylveria Shini

    Its amazing how many series get destroyed right before their 25th anniversaries.

  • Yan Zhao

    Thank you for being retail, and please dont pull a Dawn of Mana again. Please go look at the first 3 games + Legend of Mana to see what made them great and work off of that.

  • yellowmage

    Another remake of the first game would be nice. Sword of Mana was great, but the translation was rather… awkward.

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