Dragon Quest Heroes Launch Trailer Faces Insurmountable Odds, Special Event Weekends Detailed

October 13, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Available now in North America, with Europe getting it on Friday, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below for PlayStation 4 (check out our review) received a launch trailer today.

Dragon Quest Heroes is an action RPG with more than one million units shipped, and Producer Ryota Aomi talked about its reception:

With the Dragon Quest franchise’s massive success in Japan, we have always dreamed of bringing the series back to Western audiences. Today that dream becomes reality, and we could not be more excited to re-introduce Dragon Quest to loyal and new fans alike through a game that combines role-playing elements true to the series with fresh, fast-paced combat.

Square Enix also talked about the 13 new and iconic characters from previous Dragon Quest games that you can join forces with:

Those characters include Alena (Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen), Bianca (Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride) and Yangus (Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King), and newcomers Luceus and Aurora, to hack and slash their way through swarms of monsters ravaged by a mysterious curse. These monsters will require more than just sheer strength to overcome, however, as players will also find themselves summoning monsters to their side with the use of Monster Medals, upgrading their equipment and items by obtaining loot, and customizing their characters’ skill trees in order to defeat the most formidable of foes.

In terms of post-launch plans, Square Enix will be hosting special event weekends every weekend until January 31, 2016. Here’s the schedule:

Every week (Saturday) midnight to 12 noon PDT

  • Bonus EXP campaign – During the event the amount of EXP earned will be increased by 20%!

Every week (Saturday) 12 noon to 11:59 pm PDT

  • Rare item campaign – During the event the chances of obtaining rare items will be doubled!

Every week (Sunday) midnight to 12 noon PDT

  • Bonus gold campaign – During the event the amount of gold earned will be increased by 20%!

Every week (Sunday) 12 noon to 11:59 pm PDT

  • Bonus EXP campaign – During the event the amount of EXP earned will be increased by 20%!

According to the PlayStation Store, Dragon Quest Heroes is a 22.1GB download.

[Source: PS Blog]