Learn About The New Heroes and Hardware Differences of Dragon Quest Heroes II
Along with some info on Quests.
04.28.16 - 1:15 AM
Last year's Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below turned out to be a surprisingly fun and energetic take on the Dragon Quest series, so here's hoping that Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End will live up to expectations. With more heroes, gameplay modes, and features, the likelihood seems strong.
Of the new characters being introduced in Dragon Quest Heroes II, we have some new information on three of them. The first is Meena, Maya's fortune-telling sister who first appeared in Dragon Quest IV. Her ability to see the future will guide the party when they lose their way, and she's able to warn the party of an approaching enemy or rescue those who are in danger. She fights with a deck of Tarot cards that can damage foes, capture them, or even heal the party. Her special move is known as "Cataclysm," where she rains down meteors from her crystal ball.
Next up is Carver, a roaming warrior hailing from Dragon Quest VI. Carver's a lively character with exceptional carpentry skill due to his incredible strength. He's travelling alongside Terry in pursuit of a rumor concerning "a high tower that reaches the heavens." Carver utilizes his own body as a human bullet in battle, and his special move is known as "Hell Rock Drop."
Last but not least is Angelo, the playboy/archer from Dragon Quest VIII. Despite his naturally good looks and nauseating flattery with which he attempts to woo women, he's actually quite a chivalrous soul. Despite being pulled into another world, Angelo is quite pleased to be accompanying Jessica. Angelo is a ranged fighter, using his bow in battle, and his special move is known as "Pearly Gates."
Dragon Quest Heroes II, like the first game, will have quests that the player can undertake. By visiting the Quest Office located in Zebion, you'll be able to do everything from fight monsters, deliver items, and locate lost belongings. Doing so will yield rewards, so it's encouraged to take on Quests as you progress. Some Quests will have time limits for completion, so they do require a little bit of dedication.
As for hardware differences, the PlayStation 4 version will run at 60 frames-per-second, while the PS3 and Vita versions will both run at 30 FPS. Some graphics have been simplified or reduced for the PS3 and Vita versions, which also display at lower resolutions, although this does not affect gameplay. The Vita version will support PlayStation TV, and all three versions will feature cross-save and cross-platform multiplayer.
Dragon Quest Heroes II is slated for release on May 27th in Japan, so be sure to keep an eye on RPGFan for any additional information.