Adventures of Mana Smartphone Game's English Trailer Reveals February 4 Release Date
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Square Enix began streaming both an English and a Japanese trailer on Saturday for Adventures of Mana, the iOS and Android remake of the Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu -Final Fantasy Gaiden-) action role-playing game.
Both videos reveal a February 4 release date. The English version of the game will be available for iOS and Android, while the Japanese version will be available for iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita.
The English website's tagline reads, "Relieve the excitement of Final Fantasy Adventure—a timeless classic remastered for a new generation." The remake will feature the story and main characters from the original game such as Hero, Heroine, Shadow Night, Bogard, and Chocobo. The website also describes the game's story:
Enshrined atop Mt. Illusia, high above the lofty clouds, stands the Tree of Mana. Drawing its life energy from the boundless celestial aether, the sentinel grows in silence. Legend holds that he who lays his hands upon its trunk will be granted power eternal — a power that the Dark Lord of Glaive now seeks to further fuel his bloody quest for domination.
Our unlikely hero is one of countless gladiators indentured to the Duchy of Glaive. Each day, he and his ill-fated companions are dragged from their cells and bade to fight exotic beasts for the amusement of the Dark Lord. if victorious, they are thrown back into the dungeons with just enough bread to tide them over until their next match. But a body can only take so much, and it is never long before the weary captives succumb to their cruel fates.
Square Enix previously streamed a Japanese trailer for the game in September.
Game developer Square (now Square Enix) released the original Final Fantasy Adventure for Game Boy in 1991. The game was the first in the Mana series.
Square Enix had announced last June that "production on a [new] Seiken Densetsu -Final Fantasy Gaiden- had been green-lit. Sony's website for Tokyo Game Show 2015 then listed Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu -Final Fantasy Gaiden-) for PS Vita.
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