Dragon Quest Heroes Game's 3rd Promo, TV Spots Streamed
Square Enix began streaming the third promotional video and four new TV spots for its upcoming Dragon Quest Heroes: Yamiryū to Sekai Ki no Shiro (Dragon Quest Heroes: The Darkness Dragon & the Castle of the World Tree) PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game on Friday.
Mirei Kiritani: Oh wow! There are lots of them. Ooh, what's going on? What're you going to give me? Oh no! OK, let's go! Here's my secret move. Ooh, that one worked. Text: There's a Dragon Quest that's possible because it's the present time. Narrator: Dragon Quest Heroes, releasing on February 26!
Mirei: My heart is pounding!
Tori Matsuzaka: Here he comes! He's huge! How am I going to beat him? Ooh, this is amazing. All right!
Text: There's a Dragon Quest that's possible because it's the present time. Narrator: Dragon Quest Heroes, releasing on February 26!
Tori: All right!
Woman: The fate of the world is now left in your hands.
Narrator: There's a Dragon Quest that's possible because it's the present time.
Narrator: Dragon Quest Heroes, releasing on February 26!
Narrator: There's a Dragon Quest that's possible because it's the present time. Break through the millions of enemies and save the world! Dragon Quest Heroes, releasing on February 26!
The promotional video introduces the main cast, including characters returning from other Dragon Quest games:
- Model and live-action actor Tori Matsuzaka as Akt
- Live-action actress Mirei Kiritani as Meer
- Banjou Ginga as Dirk
- Mikako Komatsu as Julietta
- Rie Kugimiya as Homiron
- Idol and singer Shoko Nakagawa as Dragon Quest IV's Arena (Alena in English versions)
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Dragon Quest IV's Clift (Kiryl in English versions)
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Dragon quest IV's Manya (Maya in English versions)
- Kana Hanazawa as Dragon Quest V's Flora (Nera Briscoletti in English versions)
- Marina Inoue as Dragon Quest V's Bianca
- Fumihiko Tachiki as Dragon Quest VIII's Yangus
- Ayana Taketatsu as Dragon Quest VIII's Jessica
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Dragon Quest VI's Terry
Square Enix will ship the game in Japan on February 26, 2015. The PlayStation 4 version will cost 7,800 yen (about US$77), while the PlayStation 3 version will cost 6,800 yen (about US$67). The limited edition Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition PlayStation 4 will be released on December 11 in limited quantities for the price of 49,980 yen (about US$499).
The game will be developed in collaboration with KOEI Tecmo Games' Omega Force team, which also developed the Warriors series of games. In addition to being the first action RPG in the Dragon Quest series, the game will also be the first title in the series in ten years to be released on a PlayStation system. Yūji Horii is serving as the general director of the game, and Koichi Sugiyama is composing the soundtrack.
The story takes place in the kingdom of of Elsarze, where humans and monsters work hand in hand, and everything is peaceful. However, one day, the monsters turn violent, and begin attacking the humans. Captains of the imperial guards Akt and Mare stand up in order to bring back the original hearts of the monsters, and bring peace back to Elsarze once more.
Dragon Quest IX producer Ryūtarō Ichimura confirmed with fans on Twitter that the game will not be a Warriors title.