Continuing the trend of evolving artstyle

When Square Enix announced that Western gamers will be sampling the delights of the latest Final Fantasy game built for the DS, we could hear the dusting-off of robes and the clunking of armour from continent to continent. Now, we have a bit more to share with you as we take a look at the official E3 trailer.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is a traditional RPG with different classes of characters to choose and play with. Featuring an approachable battle system thanks to the DS touchscreen, up to four players can play together on a brand new Final Fantasy game for the DS. Akihiko Yoshida, art director and character designer of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy XII leads a team of developers in crafting this storybook-style adventure with personnel from Final Fantasy IV involved too.

Why not check out the gameplay below and see the game in action for yourself? We're sure you'll agree the animation effects look smooth and the game environments look suitably lush and inviting.

During next week's E3 expo event, Square Enix has a host of games to show off, two of which are on the DS and two more on WiiWare. As well as Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, the earlier-announced Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will be on show and explored further. In about three week's time, Square Enix will be launching two action puzzle games on WiiWare in North America: The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts, and The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages; both of which got released on the Japanese Wii Shop this week.