Dragon, begone!

It has been confirmed in today's Japan-only Nintendo Direct that Square Enix's new 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers will be hitting Japanese stores in the winter.

The four player title is intended as a stepping-stone into the world of RPGs and will boast famous creatures from the history of the esteemed series. Players will be able to create a character from different "job" classes and online play will be possible over both a local and web connection.

There's no word on the western release as yet, but we'll naturally let you know the moment we hear anything.