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The release date for Dragon Quest Heroes 2 has been revealed. Square Enix has announced that the game will launch in North America on April 25, 2017 and in Europe on April 28, 2017.
“Set in an all-new world with new heroes and story, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is an action RPG that sends players on a grand adventure to restore order to a once peaceful world, with thrilling battles of epic proportions along the way,” a press release says. “With the addition of multiplayer functionality, players can form a party of up to four to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat gigantic monsters. Dragon Quest Heroes 2 brings together a cast of numerous unique characters each with unique moves and abilities, including a host of familiar faces and two brand new heroes to chose from cousins–Lazarel and Teresa.”
Dragon Quest Heroes 2 was announced via an announcement trailer, which can be seen below.
The trailer starts with all kinds of monsters and creatures standing on both sides of a field, before running toward each other to start a battle. You’re then taken away from the ensuing war to see a male and female character.
Monsters are then seen running towards the two characters. The two characters join in the battle. The male character is seen slaying enemies with the two swords he is wielding. He takes down about five creatures before the female comes in with her sword and shield. After the female takes down a couple of enemies, a giant creature swings its weapon at her. She is then saved by another male character who blocks the creature’s weapon with his own giant sword.
A orange-haired female then leaps up in the air and strikes the creature in the head with her Thor-like hammer. After that, a younger female character is seen using some kind of fire magic. You then see a spiky-haired man lift and throw an entire mountain. On top of the mountain is a character that resembles Link, except wearing blue.
Five other characters appear. One has magic that can turn an enemy into a skeleton. One is seen kicking a character like she knew the move Blaze Kick. Another is very Elsa-like in terms of her look and her ice powers. When she uses that power, another character is seen ride the ice who the fires a bow-and-arrow. The final charcter has some sort magic card power that she uses to take down a trio of enemies.
At the end, all of the character team up and run toward a dark castle.
Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is developed by Omega Force, the team behind the Dynasty Heroes series and spinoffs like Hyrule Warriors, One Piece: Pirate Warrior, and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom. Dragon Quest Heroes 2 launched in Japan last May.