The Mana series celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and to celebrate the occasion, Square Enix has released a new update for the Trials of Mana remake that adds new difficulty modes and other features.
Patch 1.1.0 (Version 1.10 on PlayStation 4) adds a No Future difficulty with harder enemies and harder bosses that will now include a time limit. Some bosses will have their attack telegraph time shortened. This mode also restricts the amount of items you can use in battle as well as some abilities, though, you’ll be able to find stronger equipment by using Rainbow Seeds and chain abilities here. If you complete the story after the clearing No Future mode, you will be rewarded the Rabite Slippers, which will remove field and dungeon enemies.
An Expert difficulty mode will be available when using the New Game Plus feature, and you’ll also get to select whether to reset your characters to Level 1 and what costumes they’ll bring over. You can also skip class change cutscenes.
Additionally, more goddess statues (save points) have been added to the game as well as various bug fixes. Square Enix is also discounting the game by 30% for the game’s anniversary until November 2nd.
You can check out some of these features in our video below, or watch our full playthrough on Normal mode here.
Trials of Mana is now available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.