Nintendo's official site has revealed that Elminage Original is coming to the 3DS eShop in North America this week.
Developed by Starfish, Elminage Original is a remake of the 2008 game which started it all. It was previously localised for the west on the PSP in 2012.
Elminage is thematically similar to the Wizardry series, and involves moving around a dungeon from a first-person perspective.
Here's the game's official description:
The five rings that protect the world have been scattered after five sorceresses attempted to release the Demon King.
They who can find the five rings and restore the barrier on the Dragon's Fang shall be richly rewarded.Today, many adventurers pass through the gates of Trangelda, their true motives hidden within their hearts.
Elminage Original is an atmospheric, dungeon RPG where players assemble a band of adventures and embark to conquer dungeons and recover the rings!
The five rings lie in dungeons across the world throughout temples, caverns and forests, their locations randomly placed when starting a game. Earn Fame by completing events and infuse it into a compass to track where the rings are hidden.
Hordes of monsters lie in wait throughout the dungeons, some of them so huge they cannot fit on the screen. Create powerful adventures and level up to progress deeper into the dungeons and face stronger foes.
Choose from a total of 16 classes of adventurers, including the more unusual "servant" in addition to the traditional fighters, mages and samurai classes. Nine races, gender, age, and nature, parameters allow players to customize their own powerful characters. Learn 72 different spells under the mage, cleric, and alchemy lines and cast unique spells from your very own characters.
Your very own epic adventure awaits you!
If that sounds right up your street, then cast your eyeballs over the trailer for the PSP release:
This is certainly a pleasant surprise; will you be picking this RPG up on your 3DS?