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Dragon Quest Heroes Heads West on PS4 in 2015

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Action RPG comes to N. America, Europe as PS4 exclusive

Sony announced on Wednesday that Square Enix will bring its Dragon Quest Heroes action RPG to North America and Europe in 2015 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The company plans to release both physical and digital download editions (via PlayStation Store).

Sony describes the game:

In Dragon Quest Heroes, the protagonists must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenging swarms of enemies and conquering gigantic monsters in an exhilarating action game. Filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama, Dragon Quest Heroes is brought to PS4 in beautiful HD.

Dragon Quest Heroes is a roleplaying game in the long-running Dragon Quest RPG franchise. 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. Yuji 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 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.

Square Enix shipped the game in Japan on Thursday, February 26.


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