I always like the good news first, so here it is: Secret of Mana for the iPhone will be released this year, presumably before the App Store freeze on the 23rd. The bad news? That's really all we know. The game's producer, Masaru Oyamada, isn't giving out any details on the Squre Enix Facebook page aside from the fact that it's done, and he's happy. Look how happy:
In addition, they're also not discussing pricing aside from the fact that it won't be 99¢, and it will cost less than Chaos Rings. So, basically, what we know for sure is that the game is being released at some undetermined point in the future, and it will cost money. Also, here are three new screenshots:
Secret of Mana was one of the many classic RPGs that SquareSoft released for the Super Nintendo. Instead of turn-based battles like previous games, Secret of Mana is played in real time, similar to a Zelda game. Also, Secret of Mana had a really awesome coop mode where you could play through the game with the help of another player. Last month, I would have doubted that this mode would make its way to the iPhone, but with Sega implementing Bluetooth multiplayer in their Genesis games, I'm not even sure what to think anymore.
At least it sounds like we won't have to wait much longer to find out.