Atlus has confirmed that it is bringing 3DS JRPG The Alliance Alive to the west early next year.

The game - created by the team behind The Legend of Legacy - has already launched in Japan, but Atlus has stated its intention to localise it for western markets, too.

Penned by Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden) and directed by Masataka Matsuura (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky), The Alliance Alive also showcases character designs by Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa Frontier) and music from Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy X). It's being positioned as a "classic" JRPG, which is no shock when you consider the reputations of the team involved.

Here's some PR:

One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. It carved a cross-shaped swath across the ocean, swallowing countless cities in its wake. Humanity was decimated. Hundreds of years later, Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again...

Built on a sprawling world replete with numerous secrets to discover, players will need to establish and unite guilds throughout the four realms while battling the Daemons. Use the “Ignition” system, a part of the turn-based combat that allows for deep customization and nuanced gameplay, to reach an enhanced state and deliver devastating Final Strikes. In The Alliance Alive, players will need to keep their wits about them and think strategically to win each fight!

There's certainly life in the 3DS yet; will this JRPG be making its way onto your shopping list in early 2018?