‘Dragon Quest Heroes II’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II – Announcement Trailer | PS4DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is coming to PS4 on April 25, 2017! dragonquest-game.com DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is a hack-and-slash, field-roaming Action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. Up to 4 players can band together…2016-12-09T19:00:14.000Z

We were pretty shocked to find out that a mashup of Dragon Quest and the Musou genre could mesh so well.

2015’s Dragon Quest Heroes featured the whimsical creatures, catchy soundtrack and heroic personalities of the long-running RPG series. With all that came a combat system that delivered the non-stop action of the Warriors line of beat ’em up’s. Developer Omega Force have taken all the lessons they’ve learned from that debut to craft a much improved mega sequel. On April 25, Dragon Quest Heroes II will finally make its way over to American shores. A bevy of new heroes and monsters will make their presence felt alongside a ton of welcome features that this sequel truly deserves.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is massive. In order to make sure you don’t get lost in all its wonder and splendor, let’s break down its five most important mechanics.

1. Exploring Has Taken on More of a Feel Reminiscent of the Dragon Quest RPG’s

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II – Overview Trailer | PS4playstation.com/en-us/games/dragon-quest-heroes-ii-ps4/ DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II is coming to PS4 on April 25th, 2017! Check out the new trailer to learn everything you need to know, and Pre-order now to receive exclusive in-game content in the DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II Explorer's Edition. dragonquest-game.com/ A NEW ADVENTURE BEGINS! After a thousand years of peace, the Seven Realms…2017-02-22T14:00:04.000Z

Dragon Quest Heroes mainly took place on a giant airship that allowed you to shop, swap out heroes and perform a bunch of other tasks. As for the sequel, you and your loyal party of world heroes can actually move around the world in a more traditional sense. Now you can travel around the in-game world to visit various towns on foot. The huge world map will throw you into special battle stages that are reminiscent of RPG dungeons.

You’ll also get caught up in random battle encounters while you’re out exploring, plus there’s treasure chests to discover and weather conditions to be aware of. For example, the rain has a negative effect on your traveling roster. This sequel may feature the same Musou gameplay from the last game, but its exploration mechanics harken back to Dragon Quest’s mainline entries.

2. This Time, There’s One of Two Main Protagonists to Choose From

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet the Heroes, Part I: Lazarel, Teresa & Healix | PS4playstation.com/en-us/games/dragon-quest-heroes-ii-ps4/ Meet Lazarel and Teresa, dedicated military cadets, as they’re joined by Healix, the helpful healing slimekick! After a thousand years of peace, the Seven Realms suddenly collapse into conflict as if guided by a mysterious and malicious force. Now, you must lead a band of powerful heroes in a quest to defeat evil and…2017-03-09T14:00:02.000Z

Like the very 1st game, you’ll be introduced to two main protagonists. But this time, you’ll only have the option to select one of them and see the the entire story play out from their perspective. The male hero’s default name is Razel, while the female hero (who happens to be Razel’s cousin) is named Teresia. Depending on the main character you choose, you’ll get the chance to change their default name. The hero you didn’t select will stick with their main name, though. Healix, the Jelly Slime who accompanied the 1st game’s heroes, returns to aid Razel and Teresia during their grand adventure.

Another big change coming to this sequel are character classes. This feature only applies to the main characters, by the way. Switching classes for either Razel or Teresia allows you to alter their gear types and abilities for use in battle. A few of the known character classes includes the Martial Artist, Mage, Monk, Thief and Warrior. When you run into any of the game’s weapons merchants, you’ll be provided with new abilities that depend on the proficiency of your character’s weapon type. So now your chosen warrior can take a more open-ended approach to their progress thanks to different classes and equipment.

3. Several Roster Members are Returning from the 1st Game Along With New Additions

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet the Heroes, Part II: Desdemona & Cesar | PS4playstation.com/en-us/games/dragon-quest-heroes-ii-ps4/ Meet Desdemona, the dashing axe-wielding envoy of the High King, and Cesar, the cool and powerful Prince of Dunisia. How did their encounter come to pass, and more importantly, how do they fare on the battleground? DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II is coming to PS4 on April 25th, 2017. Pre-order now to receive exclusive in-game…2017-03-16T21:26:18.000Z

Dragon Quest Heroes II won’t be bringing back the two main heroes from its predecessor. However, it will add a bunch of new sub-heroes and include several returning characters from the last game. Two of the game’s warriors are actually making their Dragon Quest franchise debut with this release, too. Refer to both lists below to see all the new and old faces featured in the game:

Ceser (Series Debut)
Ornaze (Series Debut)
Torneko (Dragon Quest IV)
Meena (Dragon Quest IV)
Carver (Dragon Quest VI)
Maribel (Dragon Quest VII)
Gabo (Dragon Quest VII)
Angelo (Dragon Quest VIII)

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II – Meet the Heroes, Part III: Maribel & Ruff | PS4Meet Maribel and Ruff, two familiar heroes who have been mysteriously transported to the world of DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II. Watch to see how these young adventurers use their skills in battle and prove themselves as valuable additions to the party! DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II is coming to PS4 on April 25th, 2017. Pre-order now…2017-03-23T13:00:05.000Z

Alena (Dragon Quest IV)
Kiryl (Dragon Quest IV)
Maya (Dragon Quest IV)
Terry (Dragon Quest VI)
Jessica (Dragon Quest VIII)

Feel free to watch footage of the game’s charismatic party members in the videos posted above and below:

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Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet the Heroes, Part V: Meena & Maya | PS4playstation.com/en-us/games/dragon-quest-heroes-ii-ps4/ They may look alike, but the similarities end there. Meet Meena and Maya: two siblings who have very different tastes in weapons, spells, and fashion. Watch to see what happens when the sisters meet our heroes and show their stuff on the battlefield! DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II is coming to PS4 on April 25th,…2017-04-06T13:00:03.000Z

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet the Heroes, Part VI: Jessica & Angelo | PS4It might be freezing out but watch as the battle heats up when Jessica and Angelo meet the heroes for the first time! Monsters will have to dodge arrows and sexy beams to have any chance of defeating these two powerful Heroes. Watch to see what else they might have up their sleeves… Download the…2017-04-13T17:35:55.000Z

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II – Meet the Heroes, Part VII: Alena, Kiryl & Torneko | PS4playstation.com/en-us/games/dragon-quest-heroes-ii-ps4/ Three more heroes join the fray! Don’t let Torneko’s jolly demeanor and rotund waistline fool you, he has more than a few tricks (and musical instruments) up his sleeves. Watch to see how he is reunited with two longtime friends: Alena, the vivacious martial artist who’s always looking for some creeps to clobber, and…2017-04-20T13:00:07.000Z

4. Online Multiplayer Missions Will Make Their Debut With This Sequel

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 – Space Time Labyrinth Online Mission 1 ドラゴンクエストヒーローズⅡFirst Online Mission.2016-05-28T02:14:51.000Z

One of the more confusing omissions from the 1st game was the lack of any form of multiplayer. We’re overjoyed at the fact that this sequel will be introducing 4-player online multiplayer. You and three companions can hop into the game’s exclusive multiplayer stages, which are contained within the “Time Labyrinth.” Unlocking this multiplayer feature means you’ll need to collect map pieces of the labyrinth as you play through the main campaign. The video posted above showcases a complete playthrough of the very 1st Time Labyrinth mission.

5. Pre-Ordering This Action RPG Grants You Access to 15 Exclusive In-Game Weapons

Dragon Quest Heroes 2

The launch day version of Dragon Quest Heroes II automatically gets upgraded to the much grander “Explorer’s Edition.” The DLC bonus pack included with this special edition is a set of 15 weapons modeled after the game’s signature monsters.

By the way, if you still have save data from the 1st game and Dragon Quest Builders you’ll be gifted with some bonus items. The Dragon Quest Heroes save data items are exclusive costumes for Luceus and Aurora. As for Dragon Quest Builders, your old save data for that game means you’ll unlock the Builders Wooden Hammer weapon for both main heroes.

You can see each of those weapons above and get the actual names for each weapon in the list below:

– the Drackenrang
– the Goodybag Abacus
– the Slime Stack Stick
– the Royal Flush
– the Night Club
– the Slime Night’s Shield
– the Gem Slime Sword
– the Robo-Bow
– the Shadowblade
– the Archdemon Arcs
– the Plat o’One Tails
– the Golem Gauntlets
– the Great Sabreclaws
– the Robo-Razor
– the Imp’s Fork

Buy the Explorer’s Edition Dragon Quest Heroes II here.

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