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Manavolution: the original Seiken Densetsu characters over time

By Spencer . February 13, 2007 . 12:27pm

Square-Enix has been on a remake spree, but most of the time they stick to the original concept art. The notable exception from this rule is Final Fantasy III DS, which has a new look for the main characters. Seiken Densetsu (aka Final Fantasy Adventure or Mystic Quest Adventure if you’re in Europe) has gone […]

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Heroes of Mana arrives in March

By Spencer . January 5, 2007 . 8:48am

The final game in the "World of Mana" line up, Seiken Densetsu: Heroes of Mana is scheduled to come out on March 8, 2007. Unlike all of the other Mana games Heroes of Mana is not an action RPG, it’s a strategy RPG shaped after real time strategy games. You have to collect resources, defend […]

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Watch: Dawn of Mana from the very beginning

By Spencer . January 4, 2007 . 5:32am

This twenty two minute clip of Seiken Densetsu 4 (Dawn of Mana) starts with the opening video where Salamando, Gnome, Shade and the other mana spirits are gathered together. After the opening credits we are pulled into tutorial gameplay footage where you can see Eldy, the protagonist, fighting mushbooms. Then at the tail end you […]

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Introduction to the Panic System in Dawn of Mana

By Spencer . October 9, 2006 . 10:13am

Dawn of Mana is the first fully 3D mana game, which has led to a number of deviations from the typical Mana formula. At E3 we saw the main character have a whip weapon, which can be used to grab objects from a far. Now we know about the panic system, one of the ways […]

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Announcing Heroes of Mana

By Spencer . September 22, 2006 . 8:27am

Square-Enix is really ramping up the Mana franchise. We’re going to get Children of Mana later this month, but work has already begun on the next DS mana game, Heroes of Mana. Traditionally the Mana series has been an action RPG series, but Heroes of Mana is more like a real time strategy RPG. You […]

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Bevy of Square-Enix titles getting a reprint

By Spencer . April 29, 2006 . 10:48am

  Square-Enix announced that they will be republishing sixteen of their games under their discount “Ultimate Hits” label in Japan. On the list to be republished are:   Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Directors Cut Dragon Quest V Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Valkyrie Profile Chrono Cross Chrono Trigger Saga […]

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Seiken Densetsu: Children of Mana

By Katie . April 5, 2006 . 10:30am

There is a lot of potential in the shack that Square built, however, and Children of Mana shows that at long last, they are again realizing some of that potential. The game may differ in fundamental format from its predecessors by virtue of its dungeon-crawling, mission-based nature, and customarily defensive fans may be claiming that […]

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