Being a big fan of co-op games, the original Secret of Mana on Super Nintendo holds a special place in my gaming heart, an organ now covered in an nigh-impenetrable shell of cynicism. It's nice to remember the hours I spent playing it with my brother, he helming the spiky-haired protagonist and me happily behind the controls of the spell-wielding "Sprite".
As a result, despite being a PC gamer, I still get excited by news related to the series, including trademark filings like "Circle of Mana" by Square Enix.
"Circle of Mana" wasn't the only thing the company filed, with "Wizardlings", "Ultima Box" and "Agent 47" also submitted. Gematsu believes "Wizardlings" could be a new title from the US arm of Enix, while Agent 47 is clearly a reference to Hitman and "Ultima Box" likely related to the Ultimate Box for Final Fantasy.
While I'll probably never play "Circle of Mana", it's good to know the "of Mana" series has endured. Fingers crossed it's not a Facebook game.
Square Enix Trademarks Circle of Mana [Gematsu]
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