18th Gate is a hex-based SRPG that boasts a decent amount of content for a DSiWare game. You can play as multiple heroes, trek through 18 areas, and encounter randomized enemies and traps.
The game is currently approved by Nintendo and waiting on a solid release date in the US, and it's entering the final stages in the UK. Since the 3DS supports DSiWare, you don't neccesarily need a DSi to play it.
I have no idea what to expect from this game, but it could end up scratching an itch for SRPG fans on a budget, just like Rainbow Moon did. Check out the trailer and judge for yourself!
Persona Q, the chibi 3DS amalgam of Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters, has a North American release date: November 25. The opening is still amazing. The premium edition is pretty nice, too. Shadow of the Labyrinth has won me over since its announcement -- or maybe it's just the dearth of Persona -- so I'm pretty ready.more
Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt, is coming to Japan (via 3DS eShop) on August 20. No word on a specific North American release date. Inti Creates' Takuya Aizu explained...more