Square Enix today announces that HEROES of MANA will be released on 14th September 2007 exclusively on the Nintendo DS handheld system. Here is more info:
"Developed exclusively for Nintendo DS, HEROES of MANA breathes new life into the WORLD of MANA series by taking it into the completely new realm of real-time strategy. Stylus-wielding generals must plan, plot and employ strategy to ensure victory on the battlefield. The Touch Screen presents itself as the perfect method to command your forces; whether you are gathering resources or marching into battle. Test yourself further by challenging a friend in head-to-head multiplayer across DS Wireless play, or compare your performance against players worldwide using Heroes Rankings via the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.
Roget, a soldier of Pedda, is on a reconnaissance mission to Ferolia with his companions, when their aircraft is shot down by the enemy and abandoned by their carrier. The crew comes to realise that the mission was a plot by their own superiors to eliminate them, with the invasion of Ferolia being only the first step towards Pedda?s domination of the world. Witnessing the atrocities committed by the Peddan army, Roget and his crewmates are forced to fight against their own countrymen.
? Real-time strategy that makes full use of the Nintendo DS Touch Screen ? the intuitive control scheme allows players to lead armies, build bases and vanquish their foes entirely through the use of the Nintendo DS stylus ? Intense head-to-head multiplayer allows friends to challenge each other via DS Wireless Communications ? Command heroes and monsters alike from the MANA series and lead them to victory on the battlefield ? The signature MANA art style comes to life in a fantastic blend of 2D and 3D environments ? KINGDOM HEARTS series composer Yoko Shimomura delivers a stirring soundtrack that captures the essence of the WORLD of MANA series"