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Dragon Quest: Wars next month

And still is. Ha! Turn-based DSi multiplay.

Square Enix has announced an October release for DSiWare game Dragon Quest: Wars. And, as we know, it costs 500 DSi Points (approx. £5).

A turn- and tile-based strategy game, DQ Wars sets four teams of four down in an arena and challenges them to reach the other side. They're all in each other's way, though, and so ensues a big old fight.

This can be done over Wi-Fi against friends, or over a number of short and apparently challenging rounds against the computer brain.

There are popular Dragon Quest characters to pick from, and a rating-points system to keep matches balanced and opposition beatable.

Our Dragon Quest: Wars gallery has the first bundle of shots.