Hawkeye and Riesz take the spotlight in latest Trials of Mana trailer

A quick-witted rogue and a noble warrior princess are just two of the heroes you can play as in the action RPG.
By Duncan Heaney

One of the best things about Trials of Mana is its distinctive and charming cast of heroes. You may have already seen previous videos that showcase Duran and Angela; and Kevin and Charlotte. Now allow us to introduce the final two playable characters: Hawkeye and Riesz:

Hawkeye is a quick-witted rogue from the fortress of Nevarl. Although in the desert, it’s far from deserted and acts as the home to a guild of noble thieves, led by Hawkeye’s adoptive father Flamekahn.

The guild leader took the orphaned Hawkeye in at an early age, and our raised him alongside his own children Eagle and Jessica.

Hawkeye has grown into a smart and skilled young man who is fiercely loyal to his friends… though his somewhat laid-back attitude can make it difficult for them to know when he’s being serious.

Riesz is a young princess from the mountainous kingdom of Laurent. Despite her young age, she’s already one of the fiercest fighters in the region and captain of the famous Amazon Guard to boot!

Her intense commitment to her kingdom is only superseded by her love for her family – particularly her brother Elliot, who she’s helped raise since her mother passed away.

Her unbreakable will and down-to-earth attitude mean that some could perceive Riesz as stubborn – but that’s not the case. She’s a compassionate warrior who will jump into action to help those in need without hesitation.

Although these brave heroes are very different people, their worlds are about to collide. When Hawkeye’s father starts acting oddly, and unexpectedly launches an invasion of Laurent, both characters’ lives are changed forever.

As for how… that’s up to you. Another awesome thing about Trials of Mana is that you choose three heroes out of six, and the story will change depending on your picks. So although Hawkeye and Riesz may join forces in one person’s game, they could never meet in someone else’s. It makes for an impressively varied and replayable adventure.

Trials of Mana releases Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam on April 24, 2020, and is available to preorder now.

If you buy the game before May 21, 2020, you’ll receive a special Rabite adornment. As well as looking cool (it’s based on the series iconic enemy), it also lets you gain more experience in battle up to level 10. What’s more, if you preorder on PS4, you’ll get six PSN avatars inspired by the game, and those who pre-purchase on Steam will get two exclusive wallpapers featuring the game’s stunning artwork.