Square Enix has stepped out from the shadows to confirm last week’s rumor, officially stating that Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below will be released in North America on Oct. 13 for the PlayStation 4.
In addition to the announcement, Square Enix has also unveiled a $99.99 Slime Edition which comes in a treasure box! Included inside are:
- Slime Plushie, Slime Key Chain and Slime Lanyard.
- Helpful Slime-themed downloadable content for characters to equip including a Slime Sword, Gooey Gloves, Goomerang, Goopid’s Bow, Squishing Rod, Gungenir, Slime-on-a-Stick, Gooreat Sword and Splat O’Nine Tails
- Bonus quest items, including the Gold-digger’s Map and Happy Map
Those who pre-order the game will also have access to a handful of free DLC involving special weapons: Slime Sword, Gooey Gloves, Goomerang, Squishing Rod and Gungenir. Can’t get enough of those Dragon Quest puns, can you?
I’m kind of excited. I would be more excited if I liked Hyrule Warriors better than I did, but I feel that the Musou-action genre has kind of run its course. Of course, I’ll be buying it to support Dragon Quest in the West, but I hope Square Enix doesn’t use this as an example when countering criticisms of it lack of support for the series.
Japan has handfuls of unreleased Dragon Quest games I’d rather be playing than this, and hopefully the company is in touch enough with its fanbase to know that.
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below will be released for the PlayStation 4 on Oct. 13.