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Trials of Mana

Hello my independent gamers! This week on NEP, it’s Animal Crossing time! First impressions on New Horizon, followed by demo talk on Trials of Mana and how Square Enix is remaking two great JRPGs very, very differently. Then we celebrate Nindies in the Indie World Presentation, and close out the show by discussing if there’s any good LGBTQ+ representation in video games. Spoiler alert: there’s very little of it.

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GameXplain has put together a new video comparing Trials of Mana on Switch and PlayStation 4 from a graphics and load time perspective. Check it out below.

New footage has emerged from the demo of Trials of Mana on Switch. Get a look at nearly an hour of gameplay below.

Square Enix has released a ton of information and swath of fresh screenshots for Trials of Mana detailing the game’s post-ending new episode, Class 04, and the involvement of the series’ recurring character Li’l Cactus. You can see the details below if you don’t mind spoilers:

Square Enix has officially announced that a demo for Trials of Mana is on the way. You’ll be able to play it very soon, as it’s due out on March 18.

The demo will let players experience the beginning of the game, including the Fullmetal Hugger boss fight. You’ll be able to get your hands on the six playable characters as well. Progress can be transferred to the full version.

If you’re looking for the full game, Trials of Mana launches on April 24. We have a bunch of footage below.

Square Enix has uploaded what it’s calling the “final” trailer for Trials of Mana. Get a look at the video below.

Trials of Mana launches for Switch on April 24.

A 20-minute gameplay video has emerged for Trials of Mana showing off the latest footage. Give it a look below.

Square Enix just issued a brand new gameplay trailer for its action-RPG Trials of Mana. Take a look at the video below.

Trials of Mana launches for Switch on April 24.

Hello, my deserted villagers! This week on NEP, we’re covering the big Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct. Oni Dino is reminded of Fyre Fest, while Galen can’t wait to share his place and play online with friends. We also introduce Snack World in our Adventure Log, followed by an impromptu talk about why misrepresentation of marginalized groups in video games is harmful. We ebb and flow between the serious and the absurd on NEP! Plus, we talk about an upcoming, killer JRPG that’s kind of going under the radar: Trials of Mana. Come hang out.

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Square Enix sent out another batch of details and screenshots for Trials of Mana. Today’s update covers the game’s growth system, abilities, appearance changes, seeds, and more. Find the full roundup below, courtesy of Gematsu.