Not long ago, the face of the video game industry had a form far different than what we see today. During the years leading up to the current console generation, Japan ran the show, leaving Western gamers at the mercy of sluggish localizations and with no choice but to read and re-read import coverage as they waited impatiently for killer titles to trickle overseas. Even landmark, blockbuster games like Final Fantasy VII took their time in making the transition to English; nine months separated the Japanese and American releases of the franchise's 32-bit debut, an unthinkable delay today.
As the power of Mana wanes, power-hungry nations vie for global supremacy. Uprooted by the turmoil, six teenagers' destinies converge as they strive to restore order to the world, unsuspecting of the ancient legend behind the chaos.