Square Enix Confirms Dragon Quest Heroes for PlayStation 4 Exclusive Western Launch

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On the eve of the game’s Japanese launch, Dragon Quest Heroes, the Dynasty Warriors-style hack and slash action RPG spin-off by Square Enix, Tecmo Koei and Omega Force, has been announced for Europe and North America.

The Western release will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 (there’s a PS3 version in Japan). A specific launch date hasn’t been targeted, but Square Enix says the game is slated for later this year.

Dragon Quest Heroes will sell for $59.99 in a boxed retail release as well as via PlayStation Store digital download. Pre-orders have launched at the Square Enix Online Store.

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This is the second legendary franchise to get Omega Force’s Dynasty Warriors mash-up makeover in recent memory, the other being Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors, which applied the signature slash-through-endless-waves-of-enemies action gameplay to the characters, monsters and worlds of The Legend of Zelda series. You can expect similarly series-authentic character and monster designs in Dragon Quest Heroes as artist Akira Toriyama, composer Koichi Sugiyama, and Dragon Quest creator/director Yuji Horii were involved with the project.

Square Enix has not yet released any Western screenshots or trailers, but for now you’ll definitely want to check out these recent videos of the Japanese version to see what there is to look forward to.

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