Infinite Space's release is just a matter of time. (See what I did there?)

Just weeks away from release in Japan, Sega has finally released some combat footage from the upcoming DS space opera Infinite Space (known as Infinite Line in Japan).

The top screen displays the action via a cinematic battle camera, with the touch screen used to give commands and display the inside of the player's cockpit. Epic, innit?

Check it out below:

Kudos to the developers for rendering 3D graphics on both screens, a feat long thought impossible by many programmers. Sega of Japan has been on a roll over the last several months when it comes to DS RPG's and Infinite Space may very well be the most impressive one yet.

Co-developed by PlatinumGames (MadWorld, Bayonetta) and Nude Maker (Steel Battalion), Infinite Space allows you to craft and customise your own spaceship from over 150 different blueprints and hundreds of different crew members. Exploration, trading and battles all take place in real-time within a fully-rendered 3D galaxy, with 2D stills and character portraits during story scenes. With a single-player story based on the writings of legendary sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) and local wireless multiplayer for two people, Infinite Space looks to be a sure-fire hit with sci-fi dorks and budding strategists alike.

Infinite Space comes out on June 11 in Japan. An international release has been confirmed but a release date for NA/EU territories has yet to be announced. Expect full coverage on Infinite Space here at NintendoLife as more info comes to hand.