Trials of Mana Reveals Post Game Story, New Classes and New Game Plus (UPDATED)
Trials of Mana, the remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, will feature an exclusive post-game with new story elements and classes for each character.
After announcing the game’s demo with a new trailer, Square Enix revealed Trials of Mana has a new exclusive post-game story episode, new classes for each of the characters, and a New Game Plus mode.
A new story episode can be enjoyed in Trials of Mana after reaching the game’s ending. Moreover, after discovering a certain message in Forsena’s library, each one of your party members will be able to go back to their respective homelands to Class Change again; unlocking brand new classes. Just like previous Class Changes, you’ll have the choice between a new Light Class and a new Dark Class. The two classes you can pick are the same regardless of whether you picked Light or Dark before that point.
Update: All the 3D models for the new Trials of Mana Post game classes were revealed:
Duran new classes: Saver (Light) and Berserk (Dark).
Angela new classes: Witch Queen (Light) and Berserk (Dark).
Charlotte new classes: High Priestess (Light) and Berserk (Dark).
Kevin new classes: Beast King (Light) and Destroyer (Dark).
Riesz new classes: Meteor (Light) and Hræsvel (Dark).
Hawkeye new classes: Spriggan (Light) and Avenger (Dark).
It’s interesting to note some of the new classes are named after royal titles in the game’s story, which implies the characters of royal lineage end up inheriting their countries’ thrones in the post-game. Hence why they’d need to return home for this new Class Change.
Moreover, players who manage to clear the post-game will unlock New Game Plus mode, where you can restart the game while keeping your levels, Lucre (money), items, abilities, and Li’l Cactus Finds.
The Li’l Cactus Finds are another novelty of this remake. The recurrent Mana Series’ Li’l Cactus is hidden in every town, city, and dungeon of Trials of Mana. Players can search everywhere and try to find him. The more times you managed to find Li’l Cactus , the more bonus items you’ll get. There are 50 different Li’l Cactus to find in the whole game.
The original game didn’t have any of that, and these are great additions for this remake, making me even more excited as a fan.
If you’re interested, the game’s Japanese site also launched a party maker simulator through a personality test.
The usual reminder in case you forgot or if this is your first time reading about this game: This is a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, released exclusively in Japan on Super Famicom/Snes in 1995. Seiken Densetsu 3 is the follow-up to Seiken Densetsu 2, known as Secret of Mana outside Japan. Seiken Densetsu 3 was officially translated as Trials of Mana and released outside Japan for the first time during E3 2019 via Collection of Mana on Nintendo Switch. The remake is also named Trials of Mana in the west. In Japan, the remake is titled Seiken Densetsu 3 Trials of Mana to differentiate it from the original Snes game.
Trials of Mana launches on April 24, 2020, on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It was first announced at E3 2019 along with some live gameplay. You can check out the past trailers, artwork, details, and screenshots here, here, here, here, and here. You can also take a look at our preview.