Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light will be released for Nintendo DS on October 8, 2010.

The 4 Heroes of Light is a brand new Final Fantasy game boasting picture book visuals and an easy to use battle system designed to appeal to both old and new fans of the series.

"The Final Fantasy series has a rich history of offering unforgettable adventures and exciting new experiences," said Larry Sparks, vice president brands PAL region of Square Enix. "Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light continues this famous tradition, with an adventure that boasts incredible ease of play and a gorgeous art style that should prove to be extremely popular with fans."

In the small kingdom of Horne, Brandt awakes on the morning of his fourteenth birthday. Today is the day he becomes an adult, and the custom of the realm says that he must go to the castle to present himself to the king. Yet when he arrives at the castle he finds the youngest princess is missing, abducted by the Witch of the North. With no one else to turn to, the king makes a shocking request: will Brandt save the princess?

Designed with the concept of a traditional RPG brought up-to-date with the best of today's technology, the game goes back to the basics and origins of the Final Fantasy series, with a classic story of four young heroes embarking on an adventure; a tale of dragons, kings, princesses and witches.

Up to four players will be able to conquer dungeons together, while the unique job change "Crown System" allows players to freely switch character class simply by changing the hat each character wears. There are over 20 jobs to choose from.