Secret of Mana is a bonafide 16-bit classic, and if the thought of tracking down a SNES Classic to play it again was giving you cold sweats, Square Enix recently dropped some good news in the form of a full 3D Remake. With 10 minutes of footage having come out of PAX West, we now have a better look at exactly what shape that remake will take.
Secret of Mana is already one of the best RPGs of all time, but will the remake join the ranks of the best RPGs on PC?
It’s still an energetic and colorful take on action-RPGs, and even if the new 3D work doesn’t quite have the timeless quality of the SNES art, it’s still a super charming look. Despite the changes, the layout of the levels sticks pretty close to the original, as evidenced by the game’s use of the original pixel art for an on-screen minimap.