It’s awesome, but it’s not what you think it is.
The good news- Dragon Quest is returning to PlayStation, as yesterday, at Sony’s pre-TGS conference, Enix and Koei took the stage to announce Dragon Quest Heroes.
The unexpected news- it’s not what you think it is. If you were expecting another glorious full fledged console Dragon Quest RPG such as Dragon Quest VIII was back on the PlayStation 2, you may be disappointed (and just a bit baffled), because Dragon Quest Heroes is essentially Dragon Quest meets Dynasty Warriors. Yes, it’s Dragon Quest’s version of Hyrule Warriors.
The game will nonetheless be somewhat of an RPG, adding some nuance and depth to the gameplay and combat, which has otherwise been known to get monotonous and repetitive (the previously mentioned Hyrule Warriors promises the first shake up of the formula in over a decade). Sony also announced a new special edition Metal Slime PS4 that will go with it, which is expected to be due out, alongside the game, in 2015.