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Lush Dawn of Mana screenshots

By Spencer . March 26, 2007 . 8:30pm

A lot of Square-Enix’s North American buzz is about Heroes of Mana today, but before you mass your army of rabites, Dawn of Mana is going to be released on the Playstation 2 on May 22. For a limited time people who pre-order the game pick up “Breath of Mana” a CD with samples of […]

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Heroes of Mana coming to the US

By Spencer . March 26, 2007 . 4:54pm

Square-Enix announced that the strategy RPG / RTS hybrid, Heroes of Mana, is coming to North America in “late summer”. In the game you command an army of rabites to gather resources with the touch screen and summon armies of mana monsters to attack. Roli O. has an extensive write up about Heroes of Mana, […]

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The Truth about Heroes of Mana

By Rolando . March 20, 2007 . 11:22am

Of all the fans of a given video game series/franchise, Mana fans have had it worse. Once Mana fans realized that the original Secret of Mana games would never come to be, many became distant with the franchise and have developed a jaded look in any new Mana entry that wasn’t Secret of Mana or […]

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Dawn of Mana box art

By Spencer . March 2, 2007 . 6:13am

Square-Enix has been pretty quiet about Dawn of Mana, it seems like all of the attention is going to Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales. Either way it’s getting ready for a release in late May and here is the North American box art. Notably different than the Japanese box art, which just had a serene […]

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What?! Secret of Mana 2 English SNES cart on eBay?

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 6:48pm

  Seiken Densetsu 3 (aka Secret of Mana 2) never saw the light of day in the USA even though it is arguably the best game in the Mana series. Even though Squaresoft overlooked the title there were rumors of a partially localized beta that never surfaced. So it’s a little suspicious that a cartridge […]

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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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