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When Trials of Mana arrived it not only remade the game from the ground up, it also captured the spirit of the genre by way of nostalgia. Now a new update has arrived to bring back another retro element – difficulty. Anyone looking for an excuse to get back into the game will find new settings available once they’re on patch 1.1.0.


Patch 1.1.0 for Trials of Mana is scheduled for release today and will include a number of game content updates and additions, such as:

  • “No Future” Difficulty – This new difficulty level will put even the most experienced players to the test. This difficulty setting will allow players to challenge even stronger enemies and bosses with restrictions on certain abilities and item usage, as well as time limits on boss battles. Players can also obtain stronger versions of equipment and execute new chain abilities.
  • “Expert” Difficulty and Level Reset in New Game Plus – Players will have the option to select “Expert” as a difficulty setting when starting a New Game Plus playthrough. Additionally, the option to revert characters to level 1 when starting a New Game Plus playthrough has been added.
  • Costume Adjustments – Unlocked costumes can be accessed after resetting a character’s class or when starting a New Game Plus playthrough.
  • Addition of goddess statues to the map, bug fixes, and more.


Patch 1.1.0 Allows Players New Challenges with Time Limits on Boss Battles


Players who complete the story available after completing the “No Future” difficulty mode will be rewarded with the “Rabite Slippers” equipment, which will allow players to traverse fields and dungeons without encountering enemies.



This comes just in time to celebrate the original game’s 25th anniversary, and Square Enix is doing so with discounts on both Trials of Mana and Collection of Mana. You can grab them for 30% off and 50% off from the Nintendo eShop respectively, with other platforms offering the same deals and more.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.