Dual screen, turn based action ahoy!

Famitsu magazine has revealed that Square Enix is to release Dragon Quest Wars on the Japanese DSiWare service some time in June.

The game appears to be a mixture of turn-based strategy and a traditional board game. Both local and online multiplayer modes are expected to feature.

Development duties are being handled by Intelligent Systems (Advance Wars, Fire Emblem) with Yuji Horii acting as the supervisor. Naturally, with this being DQ, Akira Toriyama will be doing the character designs and Koichi Sugiyama will be in charge for the music.

Dragon Quest Wars will retail for a very reasonable 500 DS points. There's no word on a western release as yet, but we would be very surprised if it didn't happen.

[source nintendoworldreport.com, via kotaku.com]