Square Enix has trademarked the name Circle of Mana, which would suggest that the company is planning a new entry in the popular series which started way back in 1993 with the localisation of Seiken Densetsu 2 - better known to western players as Secret of Mana.

The franchise has since appeared on a wide range of formats, with the most recent outing being the RTS hybrid Heroes of Mana, which hit the Nintendo DS back in 2007.

No word on which format this mystery game will be headed to - it could well be an iPhone release for all we know - but the series has a strong connection with Nintendo systems, so our fingers are firmly crossed for a 3DS or possibly even a Wii U outing.

[via destructoid.com, gematsu.com]