This month, a rather unusual confluence of games will occur. Two Square Enix-developed games featuring Dragon Quest characters will be released in North America, a week apart -- neither of which will be published by Square Enix. One, of course, is Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, arriving on DS this Valentine's Day.

The other ... is Mario Sports Mix, out this Monday, which totally has Slimes in it. Check out a few screens of that wonderful little gumdrop playing sports against Mario in our gallery, and check out a new, non-Slime-focused trailer after the break. You know, if you want to see that whole "Mario characters playing sports" thing instead of just staring at the Slimes.