Final Fantasy Gaiden out in Japan this October

Today, Square Enix announced the release date for its original multiplayer DS Final Fantasy title, Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden. The Matrix Software-developed RPG will be out October 29, at a Square Enix Tax-laden price of ¥5,980 ($62) -- the same price at which Dragon Quest IX launched.

Speaking of Dragon Quest IX, this new game seems pretty well targeted at the Dragon Quest audience. We doubt it's a coincidence that Square Enix is releasing a streamlined, multiplayer version of its other major RPG franchise on DS three months after the release of DQIX. Check out some lovely new screens at GAME Watch.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.