E3 2019: Trials of Mana brings Seiken Densetsu 3 to the West for the very first time

This is a news story for anyone that came up in the early 2000’s playing Super Nintendo ROMS. Seiken Densetsu 3 was the sequel to Seiken Densetsu 2, a game released in the West under the name Secret of Mana. Secret of Mana was and is still considered one of the greatest roleplaying games ever made, released at the height of Squaresoft’s powers right after Chrono Trigger. Seiken Densetsu 3 was, if anything, even more beloved.

It was also never released in the West. The only way audiences outside of Japan could play it was via averagely translated SNES ROMs.

Until now.

Trials of Mana is a current-gen remake of Seiken Densetsu 3 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and it arrives early next year. It will be the game’s very first time appearing in the West in any official capacity. You check check out its first trailer above.

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David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously worked as a freelance games journalist and critic, appearing on PC World Australia. He tweets at @RhunWords and plays the odd game at twitch.tv/RhunWords when the internet works.