The North American publishing arm of Atlus has announced its latest localization project: "Rondo of Swords", a strategy RPG for the DS from Success. The first batch of screens suggest the title is very much in the vein of Intelligent System's celebrated Fire Emblem series, also of the strategy RPG genre, with top-down, grid-based maps married with side-view battle sequences.
Rondo of Swords is currently scheduled for release this April 15th. That should give it plenty of time to avoid a certain Advance Wars title for the DS, which just so happens to start shipping early next week. If nothing else, I respect a game title where the character designs are handled by artist who goes by the pen name "BUNBUN". Rondo of Swords will also be the second Atlus localization that features a pair of unemployed ninjas, which Atlus fans might remember from another Success DS title. Check out the official sites for the game in English and in Japanese. Atlus has also released a North American trailer: