Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King Comes To The 3DS Next Year

Fans of the Dragon Quest series don’t have too long to wait before they can play Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on their 3DS. Nintendo has announced that the game would arrive on the 3DS in North America early next year.

“The story begins when a jester, Dhoulmagus, comes to Castle Trodain and steals the King’s sceptre,” a press release reads. “He then uses its power to turn his majesty into a troll, the Princess into a horse and the castle inhabitants into plants. The only one left unscathed from this attack is a castle guard who escaped the curse and must now step up to save the kingdom he’s sworn to protect. Only by traveling the lands, recruiting allies and following the trail of destruction that Dhoulmagus leaves in his wake will The Hero be able to retrieve the sceptre in order to restore Trodain back to its former glory.”

The 3DS version is going to be far more than just a straight port. To entice returning players, the 3DS version will offer two new playable characters, full voice acting in all plot-important scenes, new story content, new quests, new dungeons, and a brand new alternate ending. Along with those new features, 3DS players will also be able to take advantage of the new Quick Save and Speed Up features.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is set to launch on the 3DS on January 20th, 2017. Nintendo released a new trailer for the game, which you can check out below.





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