Square Enix released its E3 trailer for the new DS RPG Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, the back-to-basics Final Fantasy game developed by Matrix Software. Even with all the gameplay footage sequestered inside a tiny window in the middle of the video, the game's cute character designs and striking color scheme come through.

4 Heroes of Light replaces the traditional magic points -- and even attacks -- with a strategy RPG-style "Action Point system" in which every gameplay action subtracts from a gradually replenishing stock of action points. No longer are spells and other special attacks nested within menus: each character has a limited set of actions that can be assigned to the touch screen. You'll be able to try the streamlined Final Fantasy on October 5.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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