The online-enabled RPG for the 3DS will be available June 26th. More details about the game after the jump.
Square Enix's and n-Space's Heroes of Ruin is an RPG with a good deal of social focus for a handheld game: not only does it boast drop-in/drop-out multiplayer ("seamless," says Square), but it also uses mic chat for communication between the player and online allies.
If you're at PAX East this week, you can check it out yourself while it's being demoed.
Here's the synopsis from the game's site:
War raged for over a hundred years until strong, powerful Lords emerged from the fighting to bring a fragile peace to the land. This peace is threatened when one of the Lords, Ataraxis, ruler of the city of Nexus, is taken ill by a deadly curse. A call is sent out, promising rewards beyond measure for anyone who finds a cure.
Four mercenaries, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and motivations answer the call. One uses forbidden spells to rain death on her foes, one has guns and bombs to blast his way through, another has a mighty sword capable of slicing through entire packs of enemies, and one other gains strength from savagely tearing through anything that stands in his way with brutal, bladed fists.