|Children of Mana|
|Publisher(s)||Square Enix andNintendo|
|Genre||Action role-playing game|
|Game modes||Single-player, multiplayer|
Children of Mana, known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana, is the latest entry in the Mana series as part of the World of Mana compilation launched by Square Enix Co., Ltd.. Children of Mana is the first game of the World of Mana compilation, and was developed for the Nintendo DS handheld by Nex Entertainment under the supervision of Koichi Ishii.
In the middle of the island of Illusia stands the famous Tree of Mana. Several years ago, a great disaster took place at the base of the tree and many lives were lost, leaving the main characters as orphans. A brave young boy and girl used the Sword of Mana to save the world from disaster. Now, years later, the main characters set out to investigate the details of the event that took so many loved ones away from them.
It was released on March 2, 2006 in Japan and was subsequently released on October 30 and January 12 in North America and Europe respectively. It received mixed reviews, with generally positive reviews in Japan, and negative ones in the United States.