Square Enix has posted the first direct-feed screenshots for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII. This new port includes two new playable party members in Morrie and Gerda (Red in the localized PS2 release), as well additional story scenarios featuring Hero's childhood and a young Dhoulmagus - the antagonist of the game. You can also see enemies on the world map.
Check out the screenshots below. You can find the original announcement post here. Dragon Quest VIII lands on Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 27th.