Despite the upcoming New 3DS and New 3DS XL units handling stereoscopic 3D much more deftly than the currently available 3DS units, the upcoming Final Fantasy Explorers will not support 3D.

This won't be an issue if you're sporting a 2DS, or the majority of you who forgot that the 3DS actually supports a 3D feature.

It is, however, a sign that more developers might take this route when they need to pack a little more oomph into their games.

The good news is that Final Fantasy Explorers will support the Circle Pad Pro, meaning it will be fully compatible with the New 3DS unit's analogue nubbin at launch.

Final Fantasy Explorers will be hitting virtual and physical store shelves in Japan come December 18th.

There's no word on a western release date yet, but don't hold your breath for it arriving this year.