Though Square Enix delayed its iOS port for Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions to next Spring, its iPhone adaptation of classic co-op action RPG Secret of Mana is due to hit iPhone/iPod Touch before the end of the year, just six months since its debut at E3 2010.

"We had submitted Secret of Mana, and now we've got the green light to release it!" says producer Masaru Oyamada. "Ah... my biggest work this year is over. Now I can take a rest! Woww! The actual release date is still 'secret' but we'll release it soon in this month. I swear it's soon! I swear again it's really soon!"

This iOS edition of the 1993 SNES game offers touch controls, slight graphical touches, and likely other unannounced changes. You can check out new screenshots for Secret of Mana on an iPhone and a previously featured gameplay demonstration after the break: