Dragon Quest eight heads to Europe and North America in January

Nintendo has introduced Square Enix title Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King will head west in early 2017.


The retelling of Level-5’s basic PS2 RPG comes with two new playable characters, extra aspect quests, dungeons and full voice appearing in all plot-important cutscenes.

Here’s the storyline:

Jester Dhoulmagus has entered Castle Trodain and steals the King’s sceptre. He then makes use of its energy to show his majesty right into a troll, the Princess right into a horse and the fortress inhabitants into vegetation. The just one left unscathed from this assault is a fortress guard who escaped the curse and should now step as much as save the dominion he’s sworn to guard. Only by touring the lands, recruiting allies and following the path of destruction that Dhoulmagus leaves in his wake will The Hero be capable to retrieve the sceptre as a way to restore Trodain again to its former glory.

Dragon Quest eight additionally consists of new story content material which options extra again story on The Hero and his enemy Dhoulmagus.

Various components of the sport have additionally streamlined. These additions embody a Quick-Save perform, the “Speed Up” function which permits gamers to battle by way of encounters at a sooner price.

When not in battle or watching a cutscene, gamers can take photographs, add stickers, frames or filters and share them by way of StreetPass. Once the participant meets Cameron Obscura in Port Prospect they’ll additionally be capable to unlock Cameron’s Codex, the place they’ll be rewarded for taking photos of sure topics, monsters and conditions.

All pictures may be saved to the SD card and the extra thumbs up every receives by different gamers when shared by way of StreetPass, the upper the possibility of receiving a brand new merchandise.

Dragon Quest eight will likely be launched for 3DS in Europe and North America on January 20.