You'd be forgiven if you've never heard of the game mentioned in the headline, as it's admittedly from a fairly niche franchise. Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei is the latest game in the Langrisser series, which evidently was Fire Emblem's biggest rival back in the day. Langrisser started on the Sega Mega Drive and had several sequels up through the Sega Saturn, but the only one to ever make it out of Japan was the first game. The series featured turn-based battles very similar to Fire Emblem, but was most notable for its massive sense of scale.

Langrisser pretty much died out on the Saturn, but Masaya very recently brought it back with this fresh entry on the Nintendo 3DS. While it was supposedly met with tepid reception when it released in Japan, it'll hopefully be a welcome addition to the 3DS library here. Aksys Games – the publisher of the game in the west – just made a post to its Twitter confirming that the game will launch in Europe and North America on 19th April of next year. Here's the tweet:

What do you think? Will you be picking this up? For those of you that have played a previous game, how does this compare to Fire Emblem? Share your thoughts in the comments below.