Secret of Mana remake screenshot of the crew

In an announcement that I must admit came as a complete surprise, Square Enix revealed that they are working on a Secret of Mana remake. However, unlike the 2D art style of the original SNES game, the new Secret of Mana will be going for a 3D look. Whether that's going to affect gameplay in any way, I'm afraid I don't know, but its certainly an interesting and somewhat strange choice on Square Enix's part.

While the announcement trailer does not feature much in-game footage, it should be enough to give you at least a general idea of what kind of style the new Secret of Mana is going for. Have a look, the gameplay clips are near the very end:

Secret of Mana will be coming to PC, PS4, and PSVita on February 15th at a rather hefty $40 price tag. I would love to tell you more about the remake but I'm afraid the details are currently in short supply. If you would like to read a little bit about the story or the characters, however, you'll find what you seek on the official website. And finally, allow me to send you off with a couple of colorful images:

Secret of Mana screenshot of combat

Secret of Mana screenshot of a cutscene

Secret of Mana screenshot of a waterfall