The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series is venturing onto the 3DS in March with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Nintendo has announced some interesting news about the upcoming release, including the fact that for the first time ever, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon will have a multiplayer mode.

Naturally there's still single-player dungeon exploration found in the game called Hero Mode, but we now know it will also feature local multiplayer for up to four players in Companion Mode. It's all about being cooperative with each other as you work together with your Poképals, exploring and progressing through expansive dungeons. Interestingly the experience you gain and items that you find in Companion Mode transfer over to Hero Mode, which should prove quite handy.

This iteration of the series will also be the first to receive the DLC treatment, with extra dungeons being offered on the day of launch. There will be four Mystery Dungeons available to download on launch day from the 3DS eShop, one of which will be available for free for a limited time - up until 30th April. The new dungeons offer new items to find and some new Pokémon to hang out with. Nintendo has said there will be more content coming through on a regular basis.

StreetPass isn't being neglected either, as players will be able to use the feature to help out other adventurers by tagging them and reviving their fallen 'mon using Reviver Seeds - a neat little addition should you meet any dungeon explorers on your travels.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity launches on 24th March. Will you be catching yourself a copy? Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think to it in the comments section.