Square Enix, the renowned video game developer and publisher, recently registered two new trademarks in Europe and Australia. One of these trademarks is believed to be related to a new Mana game. The trademarks in question are “Visions of Mana” and “Pixelight,” both filed in early December. While the purpose of Pixelight remains uncertain, Visions of Mana appears to be a potential title for an upcoming Mana game.
During the Mana series’ 30th anniversary stream in 2021, Square Enix confirmed that they were working on a new Mana game for consoles. However, since that announcement, there has been little news or updates regarding the game’s development progress. It has been over two years, leaving fans eagerly awaiting any information on this exciting project. The appearance of the trademark for Visions of Mana raises hopes that it may finally be the much-anticipated game.
The Mana series, also known as Seiken Densetsu, has a rich history dating back to the Super Famicom era. The last console game in the series was 2020’s Trials of Mana, a stunning 3D remake of Seiken Densetsu 3. This remake was previously exclusive to Japan but later released worldwide as part of the Collection of Mana on multiple platforms. In 2021, fans also enjoyed a remastered version of Legend of Mana on consoles. Unfortunately, the mobile-exclusive game Echoes of Mana, which launched in April 2022, ceased service just over a year later in May 2023.
Taking a closer look at the trademark filings, we find interesting classifications. In the Australian filing, Pixelight is listed under Class 28, which covers toys, video game controllers, trading cards, and other related items. On the other hand, Visions falls under both Class 9 and Class 41, encompassing video games, entertainment, amusement, and software. The European filings mirror these classifications, with Visions listed under Class 9, 16, 28, and 41 and Pixelight categorized under Class 28.
The emergence of these trademarks has ignited speculation and excitement among fans of the Mana series. The Mana games have captivated players with their immersive worlds, compelling stories, and memorable characters. The prospect of a new addition to the franchise is undoubtedly thrilling for enthusiasts who have eagerly awaited the next chapter in this beloved series.
As we eagerly anticipate further news and announcements regarding these trademarks, the possibility of a brand new Mana game fills fans with hope and excitement. Will Visions of Mana turn out to be the highly anticipated console entry into the Mana series? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain – the Mana series has left an indelible mark on the gaming landscape, and fans are ready to embark on a new adventure in this magical world.