A new console game in the Mana series is currently in the works. It will be the first console game in the series since Dawn of Mana for PlayStation 2 in 2006. However, there have been a number of Mana spin-offs and remakes for mobile devices over the last few years.
Masaru Oyamada, who is the producer for the sequel, announced the game during the Mana 30th anniversary livestream event on Sunday. A translation by Gematsu confirmed that the untitled game is in the works but that fans will have to wait a little longer for a full gameplay reveal.
“We are in fact developing [a new game], but please wait a little while longer until the proper announcement,” said Oyamada. “Although we did have [series creator Koichi Ishii] take a look at it a little bit ago. We’re at that level, so please look forward to it. Development still has some way to go…. We are developing for console, so I hope you can look forward to it.”
The series rose to prominence in 1993 with Secret of Mana, a huge hit for the SNES. Several sequels followed and the Mana franchise is widely regarded as one of the best and most influential JRPGs.
In addition to the untitled console game, a free-to-play action RPG game called Echoes of Mana is coming to Android and iOS in 2022. Meanwhile, a TV anime series, Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal, is in the works from producer Warner Bros. Japan with animation by Graphinica in collaboration with Yokohama Animation Lab. No release has been set yet.