The latest edition of Famitsu has disclosed a bit of new information regarding the battle system in Seiken Densetsu: Children of Mana.
Like previous Seiken Densetsu titles, eight elements of magic will be present. Players will be able to summon the spirits of each element to aid them in battle. Once a spirit has been summoned, players can do one of two things: wait a few seconds for the spirit to release a powerful magic attack, or run up to and touch the spirit for benefits such as regained HP, or having that spiritís element affinity on the characterís weapon. Players will only be able to take one of the eight spirits with them at a time, and will only be able to equip them in towns.
Seiken Densetsu: Children of Mana will be available in Japan on February 23, 2006 and will go for 5040 yen. North America has yet to hear anything of a localization other than the "Children of Mana" trademark filing in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.