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Fans of epic stories will find a lot to like in this week’s PlayStation Store update.
First up, Square Enix and Koei Tecmo have teamed up to create Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4), a Warriors-style game that’s based on the popular Dragon Quest franchise and features the beloved monster designs of Akira Toriyama.
Also available this week is the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode (PS4, PS3), Telltale’s recent collaboration with Mojang. Combining Minecraft’s distinctive visual style with an original story and an accomplished voice cast, Episode 1: The Order of the Stone should ensnare fans of Minecraft as well as Telltale’s patented brand of adventure gaming.
Finally this week, Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (PS4) is a strategy RPG that’s also a direct sequel to the 1988 game that served as the inspiration for the Fallout franchise. That’s like a double dose of epic.
More information on all of these games (and the rest of this week’s new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Wooly dinosaurs, dimension-hopping heroes, and the return of a classic strategy RPG series highlight this week in new games.
Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U is Good-Feel’s second attempt at yarn-ifying a beloved Nintendo character. Expanding on many of the ideas they used in Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Yoshi’s Woolly World is a ridiculously cute side-scroller that’ll also include extensive Amiibo support.
There’s no yarn, but Square Enix and Koei Tecmo tie together the various Dragon Quest dimensions in Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below for the PS4. Much like last year’s Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes uses Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise as a template to create a brand new hack and slash game.
If you’re looking for something a little more tactical, this week also marks the release of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on the PS4 and Xbox One. More than just a simple turn-based RPG, Wasteland 2 is the first direct sequel to 1988’s Wasteland, which served as the inspiration for the Fallout franchise.
Finally this week, we’ve got a pair of re-releases that might be of interest to those who missed them the first time around. In honor of the movie’s 30th anniversary, Telltale has remastered their Back to the Future game for the PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. And over on the Wii U, Nintendo has finally bundled together New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U on a single disc.
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest Heroes will be available for the PS4 on October 13. Although actually, the game’s full title is Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below. The rhyming makes it feel kind of poetic, but it is also long and a bit tongue-twisty.
Thankfully, the publisher also plans to release an extra large Collector’s Edition that’ll be big enough to handle that title. Available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store, the Slime Collector’s Edition ($99.99) will include:
- Slime Plushie, Slime Key Chain, and Slime Lanyard.
- Helpful Slime-themed downloadable content for characters to equip including a Slime Sword, Gooey Gloves, Goomerang, Goopid’s Bow, Squishing Rod, Gungenir, Slime-On-A-Stick, Gooreat Sword, and Splat O’Nine Tails.
- Bonus quest items including the Gold-Digger’s Map and the Happy Map.
If you’re uninterested in the physical extras, Square Enix will also release a special Day One Edition ($59.99) that only includes some of the in-game bonus items (Slime Sword, Gooey Gloves, Goomerang, Squishing Rod, and Gungenir).
Dragon Quest Heroes is in development at Omega Force and will be on hand at Square Enix’s E3 booth in a few weeks. Like Hyrule Warriors, the action RPG will bring together a variety of heroes from previous Dragon Quest titles in a crossover of epic proportions:
When a dark shockwave sweeps through the city of Arba, the monsters that once lived alongside the people in peace are driven into a frenzied rage. As either the hero, Luceus, or the heroine, Aurora, the player joins forces with a cast of iconic cast from previous Dragon Quest titles, such as Alena, Bianca and Yangus, to bring the rampaging hordes of monsters to their senses and to restore order to the kingdom.
Finally, a brand new trailer for Dragon Quest Heroes was released today. It’s been embedded at the top of the article.
Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force successfully turned The Legend of Zelda into a Warriors game last year with the release of Hyrule Warriors. They’re currently performing the same magic on Dragon Quest, with a Japanese launch planned for this week. Today, Square Enix confirmed that Dragon Quest Heroes will also makes its way onto store shelves in North America sometime this year.
Besides Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, many familiar faces from Square Enix have come together to bring Dragon Quest Heroes to the PS4:
In Dragon Quest Heroes, players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenging swarms of enemies and conquering gigantic monsters. Dragon Quest Heroes comes to the PlayStation 4 system in beautiful high-definition graphics, filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama.
Both Yuji Horii, director and creator of Dragon Quest, and Koichi Sugiyama, the composer closely tied to the series since its first installment and creator of countless memorable musical masterpieces, are closely involved in bringing this title to life. Dragon Quest Heroes is a title not only for Dragon Quest series fans, but also for gamers of all interests to enjoy.
The Dragon Quest franchise has tallied more than 64 million copies sold since its debut in 1986. That number will surely grow with Dragon Quest Heroes and the frenzied response to the franchise in Japan.