Visions of Mana: New Details Revealed for the Highly Anticipated Game
LONDON (Jan. 18, 2024) – Today, Square Enix Ltd., as part of Xbox’s Developer Direct, unveiled exciting new information about Visions of Mana™, the latest installment in the beloved Mana series. Featuring a brand-new world and gameplay experience, this mainline entry has been eagerly awaited by fans for over 15 years. With the official release set for Summer 2024, Visions of Mana will be available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and PC via STEAM®.
Gameplay Features and Enhancements
The newly released gameplay footage introduces players to a range of innovative features and gives a deeper insight into Visions of Mana’s development process. Players can look forward to the addition of an aerial combat system that allows for mid-air physical and magical attacks, taking the action-packed battles to new heights. The Elementals, a much-loved series staple, will also make their return, offering players specialized items that produce various effects in combat, enabling a fast-paced and flexible fighting style.
Koichi Ishii, the Creator of the Mana series, has designed an endearing companion called the “pikuls” that players will encounter during their journey in Visions of Mana. Inspired by animals and mythology, these adorable creatures will assist players in navigating the expansive ground map and accompany them as they explore the vibrant world.
Immersive Soundtrack and Adaptive Music System
SQUARE ENIX® has announced that the Visions of Mana soundtrack will include an impressive track list of 100 songs at launch. Composed or contributed to by renowned musical creators from previous Mana titles, such as Hiroki Kikuta, Tsuyoshi Sekito, and Ryo Yamazaki, the soundtrack is sure to captivate players. Additionally, the game will feature an adaptive music system that seamlessly transitions between map exploration and battles, enhancing the sense of urgency by dynamically changing the background music when entering or leaving combat.
The Legacy of the Mana Series
Since its debut in 1993 as MYSTIC QUEST™, a spin-off of the FINAL FANTASY series, the Mana games have provided players with captivating worlds, breathtaking environments, endearing characters, and enthralling high fantasy storylines across various genres and platforms. Drawing from the 30-year legacy of the series, Mana Series Producer Masaru Oyamada and his team are dedicated to creating an authentic addition to the beloved series while offering both fans and newcomers a fresh experience, complete with a new story, unique characters, and engaging gameplay mechanics.
Release and Further Information
Visions of Mana will launch in Summer 2024 for PS5®, PS4® consoles, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and Steam®. For more information and updates, visit the official website here.