Adventures of Mana Gets Quiet Release for PS VIta

Posted by at 11:02 am on June 28, 2016

adventures-of-mana-screenshot1After saying in February that they’d look into it, Square Enix has released Adventures of Mana today in North America and Europe for PlayStation Vita, priced at $13.99/£11.49.

A remake of the first Mana game, which was called Final Fantasy Adventure, Adventures of Mana for PS Vita includes enhanced 3D visuals, revamped menus, and a rearranged soundtrack from the original composer. You also have the option to listen to the original Game Boy version’s background music.

Here’s what you need to know about the 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 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 Community Manager Dan Seto said that the Western PS Vita release of Adventure of Mana happened “due to fan demand and also to kick off the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Mana series.”

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