Dragon Quest Heroes 2 Releases on April 25, 2017 for PS4 (Update)

Update: Answering a question about the PlayStation Vita version, Square Enix’s Dan Seto said, “Sorry you feel that way but unfortunately, the Vita version just isn’t a viable option for us to localise and bring over. Hopefully, you’ll still give the PS4 version a chance and enjoy it all the same.”

Seto also said that they’ll “see what we can do about bringing more DQ games out in the West!”

Original Story: Confirming the previous leak, Square Enix has announced that action-RPG Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is releasing on April 25, 2017 in North America and April 28, 2017 in Europe for PlayStation 4. You can watch the opening cinematic in the above trailer.

Set in an all-new world with new heroes and a new story, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 adds online multiplayer for up to four players, allowing you to fight enemies and defeat gigantic monsters with friends. Although it assumes you have no knowledge of any previous Dragon Quest game, Heroes 2’s roster includes characters from other games in the series, while also introducing two brand new heroes – cousins Lazarel and Teresa.

Here’s the details on the story:

Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a long and terrible war. When the war finally ended, the people of the world made a solemn pact never to fight again. The world was divided into seven realms and peace reigned for a thousand years.

One day, cousins and fellow knights-in-training Lazarel and Teresa reunite in the Kingdom of Harba, far from their Dunisian home. Little do they suspect that the Dunisian army is about to invade, with their old friend Prince Cesar at the helm.

The long-kept peace is broken and the world descends into chaos. With the aid of High King’s envoy the cousins must travel to Accordia for a meeting with the Supreme Sovereign of the Seven Realms to find a solution and bring back peace to the world!

Square Enix didn’t mention the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Dragon Quest Heroes 2 in their announcement today.

So far, the Dragon Quest series has sold over 68 million copies worldwide.

[Source: Dragon Quest, PlayStation Blog via Brayden]