Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King announced for Nintendo 3DS

In the past few years, The Nintendo 3DS has been the home of various Dragon Quest games, like the remakes of Dragon Quest VII, Dragon Quest Monsters 1 and 2, but also a special version of Dragon Quest X running off the cloud (and which sold over 100 000 units).

And this August, one more game will join the Dragon Quest family on Nintendo 3DS… Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King! This is obviously a port of the PlayStation 2 classic (which originally came out in 2004), which will get various enhancements on the Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest VIII

This version of the game will get:

– a new scenario
– new party members: Garda (a female thief) and Morrie (from Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road)
– full voice-overs
– an orchestral-score, by Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
– StreetPass features

Square-Enix also announced various pre-order bonuses:

  • Square Enix e-Store: Candy Cane (Yangus): a very powerful and mysterious spear, which can even cause damage on metallic monsters;
  • Amazon.co.jp: Healie T-Shirt (everyone): a special t-shirt which lets you recover HP simply by walking;
  • Aeon – Healie Cap (everyone) – a special hat that increased dexterity and max HP;
  • Game Tsutaya – Golden Bamboo Spear (protagonist): a spear entirely made of pure gold. It can be sold for 5 000 gold.
  • 7-Eleven – Lucky Pendant (everyone) – a magic pendant increasing your evade rate;
  • Yodobashi Camera – Metal Slime Tray (everyone) – a metal tray that helps you defend against magic attacks.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) will come out on August 27 in Japan, and will cost 5 980 Yen.

Source: official website
Via: Gematsu


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