During the Japanese Nintendo Direct that aired yesterday, it was announced that Square Enix are bringing a new Final Fantasy game to the 3DS this Winter.

Final Fantasy Explorers is intended as the first of a new subseries that is more accessible for newcomers to the action role-playing genre. It features single and multiplayer modes via local or web connections, with characters using job classes and fighting against classic Final Fantasy monsters.

Check out the gameplay footage in the video below, which begins about the 1:13 mark, and let us know if you’d like to see this one make its way to Western shores.