Square Enix has revealed that two special editions of “Dragon Quest Heroes” will be coming to North America on Oct. 13: the Day One Edition and the special Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition is exclusive for pre-order at the North American online store of Square Enix, while the Day One edition can be pre-ordered through most game retail stores.
The Day One edition will come with a few exclusive in-game items that will help players during chaotic battles, like a Slime Sword and Gooey Gloves. The Collector’s Edition will add those in-game items, plus a Slime plush doll, Slime chain, Slime lanyaro -- and a premium treasure box package in which to put them all.
Other news about the game’s localization includes its rather long subtitle, “Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and The Blight Below.” Not only is it long and dramatic, but it also seems designed to separate the game from the Japanese version.
“Dragon Quest Heroes” will have a number of characters from all eight “Dragon Quest” games as they team up to take down legions of familiar foes, like Slimes. According to Polygon, the game will introduce two new heroes, Luceus and Aurora, who will team up with the rest of the “Dragon Quest” characters and save the world.
Gameplay-wise, it’s quite similar to the “Dynasty Warriors” games from Koei Tecmo, which should be expected since Omega Force, the studio responsible for the “Warriors” franchise, developed it. The studio has had experience making these spin-off titles before, as it was the one responsible for the “Hyrule Warriors” game for Nintendo Wii U, which featured a similar premise to “Dragon Quest Heroes,” but with characters from the “Legend of Zelda” games.
The game will be a Sony PlayStation 4 exclusive and will be available this October, so fans of the “Dragon Quest” games or of hack-and-slash games in general have something to wait for. Square Enix has already confirmed a sequel, so it seems like this series is going places.