'Legend of Mana Remastered' Price Details for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam

Legend of Mana has been remastered for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC, where it is currently available on Steam.

What Is Legend of Mana?

The iconic Japanese Role-Playing Game (JRPG) first debuted on Sony's original PlayStation console back in 1999. Despite receiving mixed reviews from Western critics at the time, it has since developed a fierce cult following and is now regarded as one of the exemplars of its genre.

In particular, it is praised for its unique non-linear structure, which enables gamers to tackle quests and dungeons in a flexible manner. Through what is called the "Lake Make" system, players can customise the shape of the game world by opening up different tiles on the map in whatever order they see fit. As such, what could be the final area for one player might actually be explored in the opening act for somebody else.

Given that the levels here can be experienced in a non-linear order, they do not interconnect much from a narrative standpoint. This makes the JRPG feel more like an anthology of short stories, rather than a cohesive whole, which was initially a bone of contention for many gamers. Yet nowadays Legend of Mana's novel approach to game design is lauded for being ahead of its time, as is the enchanting musical; score and the distinctive hand-drawn backgrounds.

How Much Does the Legend of Mana Remaster Cost?

The new remastered version of Legend of Mana features overhauled visuals and rearrangements of the classic soundtrack (which can be reverted back to the original if you prefer). Developer M2 has also upscaled the game to display in HD, touched up the graphics here and there, and introduced a few quality-of-life improvements, such as an autosave function.

The remaster is available to download now through the Nintendo Switch eShop, Steam, and the PlayStation Store. In terms of the latter, you can play the game on either the PS4 or the PS5, so if you have yet to get your hands on Sony's next-gen hardware this will not be a barrier to entry.

Legend of Mana is available digitally on all of the above platforms for $29.99. Digital codes can also be purchased from select U.S. retailers like GameStop and Amazon.

Those who download Legend of Mana before 23 July will also be eligible for "early purchase rewards." On the PS4, these will include ten profile avatars and a custom theme for your console dashboard. Meanwhile, if you buy it on Steam then you will receive a Legend of Mana wallpaper. Nintendo Switch customers will not recieve any early purchase rewards.

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"Legend of Mana's" visuals have been overhauled for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC users. Square Enix