Free-to-play gaming, folks
The newest Mana game in the series will be no more, come March. Square Enix has announced that Rise of Mana, the free-to-play game that hit the mobile and PSP circuit will end its service at that time.
Evidently not enough money was to be made from the venture, so after a consultation, they decided to end it. Currently it seems like the game will just shut off in March, but Square Enix is “investigating” whether or not they can alter the package so that people can acquire it in some way or another (likely a retail release).
Some would say…this is how it should have always been?
Rise of Mana [Square Enix via Gematsu]