This week's Jump magazine has fresh details relating to the forthcoming Square Enix 3DS RPG Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3.

First up is the storyline, which is set in the far-flung future. The hero is a young man suffering from amnesia (original!) who discovers a device known as a "Reactor" which allows him to analyse the monsters which stalk the land. Thus begins a quest to regain lost memories and essentially befriend as many beasties as possible.

Monsters, monsters everywhere

Over 500 such monsters will be included in the game, and you'll be able to ride each and everyone of them - provided you make them your pal first, of course. This opens up the gameworld in interesting ways, as flying or sea-based monsters will allow you to reach places you couldn't previously.

Jump also reveals that there will be some kind of competitive multiplayer element in the game. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 is currently in development with no solid release date.