Meet Kevin and Charlotte in the new Trials of Mana trailer

One’s ferocious, the other’s precocious… take a look at two of the game’s heroes
By Duncan Heaney

Is it really 2020 already? That means we’re mere months away from the release of Trials of Mana - the action RPG launches on April 24.

As the big day gets closer, we wanted to highlight some of the key characters from the game’s charismatic cast.

We’ve previously showcased the sterling swordsman Duran and troubled Princess Angela, and today it’s time for two more playable heroes to step into the spotlight - Kevin and Charlotte:

As the trailer explains, Kevin is the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Ferolia. His land is home to the Beastmen - humanoid warriors who adopt a bestial form when night falls. Kevin’s a little different to his countrymen though - his mother was a human.

His father has raised and trained him for battle, and Kevin is a formidable warrior indeed. That said, he’s rarely had an opportunity to talk to humans, and his… let’s say lacking social skills mean it can be hard for people to understand him at times.

Charlotte may seem precocious and immature, but there’s more to her than meets the eye. She’s the granddaughter of Wendel’s Priest of Light, and the elfin blood in her veins makes her appear much younger than her actual age.

It’s possibly because of her appearance that the people of the temple have coddled her - she’s somewhat naïve and spoiled. And while she’s superstitious and something of a scaredy-cat, she’s also insatiably curious.

Although they’re both very different characters from very different worlds, Kevin and Charlotte are linked by a common enemy: the sinister Goremand.

The evil jester takes friends away from both heroes, and uses his influence on Kevin’s father to instigate an invasion of Wendel. His malicious actions propel the heroes into a truly epic adventure.

…unless it doesn’t, of course. One of the coolest features of Trials of Mana is that it lets you choose three characters (from a choice of six) to play as, and the story will play out differently depending on your picks.

So while Kevin and Charlotte may team up in one player’s game, in another they may work with completely different allies instead… or even not go on the adventure at all. It’s all up to you.

Trials of Mana launches for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam on 24 April 2020.

Buy the game before May 21, 2020 and you will receive a special Rabite Adornment. This in-game item is based on the Mana series’ iconic enemy and allows you to gain more experience from battles up to level 10.

As well as the Rabite Adornment, if you preorder on PS4 you’ll also get six PSN avatars inspired by the game. Alternatively, pre-purchase on Steam to get two exclusive wallpapers that showcase the game’s stunning art.

You can also preorder the Nintendo Switch version from the Square Enix Store.