Square Enix Making Social Game for the Nintendo 3DS

What is Heroes of Ruin? It is Square Enix's stab at social gaming on the Nintendo 3DS.

The game features a band of four heroes taking on monsters and other creatures that pop up in games involving bands of heroes.

Heroes of Ruin uses 3DS StreetPass functionality for an in-game "Traders' Network" that lets players buy and sell in-game items. It uses SpotPass to give players rare items or various challenges via WiFi hotspots.

There is also a Heroes of Ruin community website that gives players daily challenges and in-game quests.

You can play solo or with others through drop-in/drop-out multiplayer.

Heros of Ruin is getting its first airing at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, and it will be available in early 2012. Check out the game's teaser. It's not so exciting!