Final Fantasy Tactics fans should be interested to know that CIRCLE Entertainment is publishing Rideon Japan's Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle on the North American 3DS eShop.

The game - which originally launched on smartphones - looks almost identical to Square Enix's legendary turn-based strategy title, incorporating the same isomeric view and very similar animation. That's certainly no bad thing - the Final Fantasy Tactics series is fantastic, but we've sadly been denied a new entry on the 3DS so far.

The game launches this week on the North American 3DS eShop, and will retail for the very reasonable price of $4.99.

Here's the game's description from its eShop page:

Claude is the captain of the Kingdom's Order of the Silver Eagle. One day while he guarded Prince Laz's hunting session, an assassin appeared. Claude covers the prince's escape and stops the assassin, but it was just a trap and the prince has been poisoned by a blade.

To aid the prince, Claude has to lead the Silver Eagle north so that they can find the only antidote – an Erni Herb…

Mercenaries Saga 2 is a tactical strategy RPG based on a fantasy world's stage.

Battles engage in a quarter view map and tactics vary from different terrain. Characters can take advantage from standing position to assist each other and attack enemies' backs.

Use acquired points to learn new skill and change class, level up by free battle, full repeatable gameplay is possible.

Here's the Japanese trailer as well, which shows a bit more detail: