Holy Mother of--! Well don't that look a lot like Mother 3? Yes, you're looking at Level 5's latest game offering for the DS, Fantasy Life, and yes, it does look like Mother 3. And with very good reason too, you can bet.
The reason for the striking similarity is that Brownie Brown, the guys that helped HAL on Mother 3, are the same ones that are developing Fantasy Life. What's more, famed Japanese video game composer and musician Nobuo Uematsu is said to be laying out the music for FL. He was responsible for musical scores for famous gaming series, Final Fantasy included.
So what is Fantasy Life about? Early descriptions say that it is a "laid-back RPG" wherein you create your own avatar and then just enjoy the sweet life in the cute little village, making friends and doing odd jobs.
More details are expected to come for this game, but in the meantime, check out the rest of these lovely screens: