Echoes of Mana Ends Service Worldwide
Square Enix has announced that their free-to-play mobile gacha JRPG, Echoes of Mana, has ceased service a little over a year after the game was first launched. This news was initially revealed in February of this year.
Their message to players was the following:
Thank you for playing Echoes of Mana.
We regret to announce we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Echoes of Mana app service as of 6:00 on 5/15 (UTC).
From the Echoes of Mana Production Team, we apologize for the abrupt announcement but are sincerely grateful for the support we’ve received from our players.
Since Echoes of Mana’s launch on April 27, 2022, we’ve strived to provide an incredible and enjoyable gaming experience for our players every day that could exceed the day before. However, we’ve come to the conclusion that it would be difficult to continue maintaining the app experience, and to therefore end the app service.
Lastly, new artwork was shared to commemorate this occasion, viewable below:
Echoes of Mana was a free-to-play action RPG that had players experience an original Mana adventure encompassing past Mana titles. The premise had players adventure to past Mana worlds, meet familiar characters, and search for the Mana Sword.
If you missed it, check out our review of Legend of Mana.
Legend of Mana was initially released in 2000 on PlayStation as one of the few Mana titles introducing new gameplay elements to the series. Players can choose their protagonist and carve out a unique adventure using puzzle pieces that they can place on an ever-growing map. The goal is to complete three narratives as they culminate at the Mana tree.
This version features all of the gameplay found in the PlayStation release with additional options for re-arranged music, easier battles by turning off encounters, and a new mini-game now and ring-ring land, which looks similar to a Tomagachi where players can take care of monsters.
Legend of Mana is currently available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and mobile devices iOS and Android.
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