Well this is certainly a nice surprise to wake up to. Square Enix has announced that a 3D remake of classic role-playing title Secret of Mana is coming to both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita early next year. According to the developer, the game will "faithfully adapt the beloved story and top-down gameplay while adopting modern 3D graphics and controls". Sounds good to us.

The remake will feature voiced dialogue, a freshly arranged soundtrack, and, perhaps most exciting of all, local multiplayer. The latter will allow up to two friends to join you and fight at your side. Lovely.

However, it's worth pointing out that the game will be available on the PlayStation Store only when it launches on the 15th February - there's no retail edition. You can get a handful of costumes and PlayStation Network avatars if you pre-order.

Needless to say, we can't wait to give this one a try. Did you play the original Secret of Mana? Embark on an epic quest to the comments section below.

Update: The pre-order page on the PlayStation Store tells us that the game will cost £33. Steep.

[source blog.us.playstation.com]