Just Announced: Dragon Quest Heroes is DQ Dynasty Warriors-Style

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Just Announced: Dragon Quest Heroes is DQ Dynasty Warriors-Style

Sony, Square-Enix and Omega Force reveal Dragon Quest beat-em-up

In a press conference in advance of TGS, Sony revealed that the legendary Dragon Quest JRPG franchise would make its Playstation 4 debut not as a traditional RPG... but as a massive hack-and-slack action title that brings popular heroes and enemies of the series to the Dynasty Warriors battlefield.

In what looks to be a crossover/mash-up in the same vein as Hyrule Warriors; Dragon Quest Heroes combines familiar characters and settings of DQ series (many designed by Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama in his distinctive style) with real-time combat - a noteworthy change from the turn-based combat of most Dragon Quest titles. In additon, a special silver "Metal Slime"-branded PS4 will be released alongside the game.

Originally released in Japan in 1986 (and known for a time in the U.S. as Dragon Warrior,) the Dragon Quest series is considered one of the most popular and long-lasting Japanese game franchises. Heroes will be the Square-Enix series' first foray into Koei/Omega Force's "Musou" series, which most-popularly includes the Ancient China-set Dynasty Warriors series but has also included spin-offs involving The Hundred Years War, feudal Japan, the Gundam anime franchise and (later this year) Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series.

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well I like what I see, looks like a pretty damn fun game, but because this is Square Enix let's all complain about how they refuse to use turn-based combat as if that was ever really what kept us playing their games in the first place...

sorry...couldn't resist, (I know, the problem is with the replacement systems being inferior) in all seriousness I'm looking forward to this, I've never had much of an occasion to get into the Dragon Quest series, but I've been wanting to for a long time,

Oly J:
well I like what I see, looks like a pretty damn fun game, but because this is Square Enix let's all complain about how they refuse to use turn-based combat as if that was ever really what kept us playing their games in the first place...

sorry...couldn't resist, (I know, the problem is with the replacement systems being inferior...and also that this was only one of many problems) in all seriousness I'm looking forward to this, I've never had much of an occasion to get into the Dragon Quest series, but I've been wanting to for a long time,

Edit: sorry I meant to press edit there, but hit quote instead

This game certainly has my interest already. Though Dragon Quest is definitely on my list of games I didn't expect to see receive this treatment.

Dear Goddess please let this come to western shores, it's pretty much the coolest looking thing coming to the PS4 bar Bloodborne. I'm pretty optimistic though, I mean we got Pandora's Tower, the Jojo's fighting game, and Dangan Ronpa 1&2... eventually...
OT: Yeah this is... pretty much everything I love about video games and more! Dragon Quest spin-off games usually end up being atleast very interesting if nothing else (remember that DS game where you played as a Blue Slime and fought in giant tank battles?). I know this has the potential to set a dangerous precedent for a flood of Dynasty Warrior re-skins in the neer future, but for right now this looks like just too much fun for me to care.

And honestly, as someone who's always enjoyed the Dragon Quest games way more then the Zeldas, this interests me way more then Hyrule Warriors did.

Ahahaha!

So THIS is how I end up getting a PS4.

And it'll be a Japanese PS4 as well, if the localized game doesn't come with dual audio-- or if the game and its promoPS4 don't make it west at all.

Thanks for letting me know how and roughly when I become much poorer Escapist.

i like dynasty warriors

i like dragon quest (avatar kind of gives that away)

but i feel uneasy at the prospect of the two mixing

not least because i also love classical tunn based RPGs and that is a big part of why i love dragon quest.

so i hope this game does not affect other future dragon quest games much :s

Dynasty Warriors Halo, Dynasty Warriors Monster Hunter, Dynasty Warriors Uncharted, Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan... So apparently Dynasty Warriors is the singularity of gaming.

Dynasty Warriors is practically a genre at this point, I love it Maggle.
Might be getting this.

Sleekit:
i like dynasty warriors

i like dragon quest (avatar kind of gives that away)

but i feel uneasy at the prospect of the two mixing

not least because i also love classical tunn based RPGs and that is a big part of why i love dragon quest.

so i hope this game does not affect other future dragon quest games much :s

What works for Zelda most likely works for Dragon Quest, too.

While I like Dragon Quest I really do play it for the story and rpg elements. I have not played enough games to know enough character to benefit from this. I have played a lot of Zelda games so I am looking forward to that but I don't know if Dynasty Warriors gameplay is enough to try this. Though it does look nice so if it releases I may play it one day for fun.

Is this going to be a thing now? Instead of dynasty warriors sequels we get crossovers, because if so that's kind of awesome.

Although I do hope that they still release dynasty warriors 8 empires in the west.

I'm curious what Jim thinks of this, especially considering how happy he was when hyrule warriors was announced.

themilo504:
Is this going to be a thing now? Instead of dynasty warriors sequels we get crossovers, because if so that's kind of awesome.

Although I do hope that they still release dynasty warriors 8 empires in the west.

My thoughts exactly on both accounts. I've always loved Dynasty Warriors both because I've always loved the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story since I first experienced it with Destiny of an Emperor on the NES, but also because some mindless hack'n'slash can actually be pretty fun and cathartic every now and then. Having a bad day? Toss in Dynasty Warriors and take it out on thousands of poor generic soldiers.

And yeah, I hope and pray every day that the bring DW8 Empires to the west. I like the Empires spin-offs even more than the core games since it adds a really fun (at least in my eyes) strategic aspect to the game. That, and I love making my own characters to plug into the game...giving them little back-stories and choosing which lord they serve under in my own personal fanon.

Another thing I'd like to see (though I doubt it'll ever happen) is a Warriors Orochi Empires. :3

Damn, this almost looks worth getting a PS4 for. ...almost.

Haru17:
Dynasty Warriors Halo, Dynasty Warriors Monster Hunter, Dynasty Warriors Uncharted, Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan... So apparently Dynasty Warriors is the singularity of gaming.

So it has become the new 'Angry Birds' to be cloned... Even though its been out for years...

Anything DW gets my interest, and the trailer did look pretty good...

...OTOH, I'm just not a big fan of DQ. I've only played IX and was very unimpressed.

...Whelp, looks like I'm getting a PS4 (grumbles and starts digging for gold...)

:(

This is nice for DW fans....

But I've been waiting 8 years for a follow-up to DQ8. Stop torturing me with keep DQXI in shades Squenix! I know you have it!

First they turned it into an MMO, and now this?
I just want a sequel to DQ 8... Is that too much to ask?

Catcha: High horse. Maybe I am... maybe I am

WELP! I found ANOTHER reason to get a PS4 now... now if only I had the MONEY for it ;_;.

xaszatm:
...Whelp, looks like I'm getting a PS4 (grumbles and starts digging for gold...)

Can I join you? We'll cover more ground and can split the profits!

So, Dynasty Warriors is its own genre now?

I am okay with this.

Ugh, this game just dropped of my radar. I only heard the name of the game, and no details, but I was expecting a JRPG. I can't get into the Dynasty Warriors' games.

Haru17:
Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan...

I don't know about you, but that sounds completely amazing. :P
Heck, Dynasty Warriors crossovers are always welcome by me. They already did 2 for One Piece and 3 for Gundam.

xaszatm:
...Whelp, looks like I'm getting a PS4 (grumbles and starts digging for gold...)

otakon17:
WELP! I found ANOTHER reason to get a PS4 now... now if only I had the MONEY for it ;_;.

If we work together, perhaps we can find more gold. :D
All I keep hitting is pyrite. T^T

Candidus:
Ahahaha!

And it'll be a Japanese PS4 as well, if the localized game doesn't come with dual audio-- or if the game and its promoPS4 don't make it west at all.

You can get one from your region just fine. PS4 isn't region locked at all, and will play Japanese games. The PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 also aren't region locked and allow you to play Japanese games as well.

Haru17:
Dynasty Warriors Halo, Dynasty Warriors Monster Hunter, Dynasty Warriors Uncharted, Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan... So apparently Dynasty Warriors is the singularity of gaming.

Well, someone was gonna take it from Call of Duty sooner or later. Didn't expect it to be them, though.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY ZENNY!

This looks awesome, I'm way more hyped about this than Hyrule Warriors. Though the prospect of dealing with Metal Slimes in real time will likely be very funny as you have to chase them down.

Problem with DQ though: it doesn't exactly have iconic characters. With Three Kingdoms China and Warring States Japan, there were already tons of references in history in fiction (The Hundred Years' War was also much the same way). Gundam is a long-lasting franchise that created many archetypes in anime which can also be shared with Fist of the North Star. And One Piece is pretty much the new Dragon Ball in Japan. And I need not mention Zelda which has created a plethora of memorable characters in nearly every entry.

DQ, while of course very popular and influential, lacks iconic and interesting characters. Can anyone seriously NAME any DQ protagonists or villains? I have difficulty with even that. Heck, the most iconic thing about it is Toriyama's character and monster design. The SLIME is the most iconic symbol of the franchise. Had they done this with, say, FF there wouldn't any trouble due to it having so many cast members that were interesting and recognizable. And that's before you get into gameplay. What exactly could they add from DQ into DW? That's ultimately the problem; this really is an issue of the idea being nothing more than a coat of paint.

This is the most horrible idea I've ever heard. I like dynasty warriors just fine, but Dragon Quest has always been story driven, while DW is just mindless button mashing. What I worry about the most is that when this game turns out to be terrible and gets panned in the reviews Square-Enix takes it as more evidence that the western audience just doesn't like Dragon Quest. Please bring a real, non-MMO/non-portable Dragon Quest game to the US and I will throw my money at you so fast you won't know what hit you.

Neronium:

Haru17:
Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan...

I don't know about you, but that sounds completely amazing. :P
Heck, Dynasty Warriors crossovers are always welcome by me. They already did 2 for One Piece and 3 for Gundam.

xaszatm:
...Whelp, looks like I'm getting a PS4 (grumbles and starts digging for gold...)

otakon17:
WELP! I found ANOTHER reason to get a PS4 now... now if only I had the MONEY for it ;_;.

If we work together, perhaps we can find more gold. :D
All I keep hitting is pyrite. T^T

Candidus:
Ahahaha!

And it'll be a Japanese PS4 as well, if the localized game doesn't come with dual audio-- or if the game and its promoPS4 don't make it west at all.

You can get one from your region just fine. PS4 isn't region locked at all, and will play Japanese games. The PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 also aren't region locked and allow you to play Japanese games as well.

Do you think Naruto, Toriko, or Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan will get a Dynasty Warriors game in the future? I certainly hope so; If so I can finally play as Lee in a hack-n-slash setting.

This game being released only for the PS3 and the PS4 really makes it look like Sony saw what Nintendo did with Hyrule Warriors and making one just to compete with them. Just my observation on the matter.

Just to make it clear I'm more of a PC guy myself, so I have no bias on either console.

SAMAS:

Haru17:
Dynasty Warriors Halo, Dynasty Warriors Monster Hunter, Dynasty Warriors Uncharted, Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan... So apparently Dynasty Warriors is the singularity of gaming.

Well, someone was gonna take it from Call of Duty sooner or later. Didn't expect it to be them, though.

What's more, THIS is a trend I can get behind!

GamerMage:
Do you think Naruto, Toriko, or Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan will get a Dynasty Warriors game in the future? I certainly hope so; If so I can finally play as Lee in a hack-n-slash setting.

Naruto technically has that Ultimate Ninja franchise, which is sorta like a Dynasty Warriors game, but it's all still possible. Really the Dynsaty Warriors games are made with franchises and series that are extremely popular, and in One Piece's case it's the new Dragon Ball Z as Addion put it. It's still possible for there to be one, but it's hard to say since Naruto is close to ending, and all I ever hear from the exchange students and Japanese 311 students at my college are that they want Naruto to end already. :/

Sillarra:
This game being released only for the PS3 and the PS4 really makes it look like Sony saw what Nintendo did with Hyrule Warriors and making one just to compete with them. Just my observation on the matter.

Just to make it clear I'm more of a PC guy myself, so I have no bias on either console.

I can see that, but then I'd wonder why they don't just make another Pirate Warriors game in that case, since Pirate Warriors is exclusive to Sony's systems and hell Pirate Warriors 2 still shows up on best selling charts in Japan at times despite coming out a year ago.

I'm kind of liking this but the more "realistic" yet Toriyama-esque style kind of hurts me since in both DQ 8 and 9, the look of the game felt like a interactive cartoon. Making the characters have more realistic toning kind of hurts my liking for the game but I do love me a good hack n' slash.

I'm also on the "DQ8 sequel" bandwagon. Personally would love to see the Young Yangus games translated so I can finally play them(big Yangus fan here). If I could at least play withor as Yangus in this game, that'd make me more eager to buy a ps4(or a future PS with backwards compatibility).

VoidWanderer:

Haru17:
Dynasty Warriors Halo, Dynasty Warriors Monster Hunter, Dynasty Warriors Uncharted, Dynasty Warriors Attack on Titan... So apparently Dynasty Warriors is the singularity of gaming.

So it has become the new 'Angry Birds' to be cloned... Even though its been out for years...

Dynasty Warriors Angry Birds Star Wars Kinect, can we just end popular culture before this happens, lol.

Dragon Quest is kinda underrated in the West compared to other series, but hey, maybe at least this game might be easier to localize than a whole RPG...assuming they don't just copy/paste script in someway for remakes. i mean i could see them releasing iOS remakes than things like the remake of VII...as for characters, we need; Yangus, Jessica, Torneko, Debora, Amos, Milly and Slival. (have you seen the number of slimes on screen?, it would either have to be him, or Rocket if there was some way of telling slimes apart from the character).

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