Dragon Quest Heroes II details town, fields
posted on 02.29.16 at 10:36 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Make use of Zebion's various facilities.

Square Enix has released new Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End details and screenshots, introducing the game’s castle town of Zebion and vast fields.

If you missed it, most of this information was covered in last week’s Niconico broadcast.

Get the information below.

■ Towns and Fields

Dragon Quest Heroes II is an action RPG where players control various unique characters and fight through a great war. You’ll prepare for your adventure in town, which acts as your base, travel through various fields and dungeons while heading towards your destination, and defeat the formidable enemies that await you to progress the story.

(1) Prepare in Town

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Talk with the people in town, gather information, and determine your next objective. Utilize a variety of facilities, including equipment and organizational establishments, to prepare for the fields and dungeons.

(2) Explore Fields and Dungeons

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Explore the fields and dungeons while heading towards your destination. Collecting items and defeating monsters to stack up experience points are also important.

(3) Defeat Formidable Enemies

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Formidable enemies sometimes await at your destination. Defeat the enemy and complete your objective to progress the story.

■ The Facilities of Zebion

The suzerain state of Zebion, which rules all seven countries of Dragon Quest Heroes II, is the base of your adventure. Take advantage of its various facilities before heading out into the fields and dungeons. These include the church, weapon shop, armor-selling orb shop, accessory-strengthening alchemy pot, and other familiar facilities, as well as a special facilities where curious characters appear.

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You can organize your party at Luida’s Bar. You’ll gain new companions as you progress through the story, whom you can switch in and out of your party to control and fight alongside.

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Rikka’s Inn acts as the multiplayer reception desk. What kind of companions will you meet, and what kind of battles await?

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■ Vast Fields

Outsdie of town are feature-rich fields ranging from grasslands to deserts and so on that players can freely travel between. Monsters loiter these fields, which will become the stage of fierce battles. You’ll also find treasure chests and items, as well as dungeon entrances, so be sure to search every nook and corner of the map.

The area around Orenka is filled with lushly green grasslands. The monsters that appear here are less dangerous compared to others you’ll face, including slimes and slime knights.

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The area around Gywall, the protagonists’ home country, is a desert. It’s a hot and dry environment, but a number of monsters inhabit it.

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With Waystones, which will unlock as you advance the story, you’ll be able to instantly move between locations.

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By examining shining spots, you can obtain a variety of items. Sometimes, treasure chests and pots will also be placed.

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In addition to your surrounding terrain, the map also lets you check your location, monster locations, and your next objective.

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Formidable enemies and traps await players in the dungeon.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End is due out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita on May 27 in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Mohammed Allha

    SE will take all my money this year lol 2 dq games on the 3ds and BDSecond and SO5 and ff15 and neir !!!!! And maybe this one too !!!! SE is on rage!!

    • ShinRyuzaki

      I can’t deny that they will take most of our money but I’ll still save up some for Persona 5 and Tales of Berseria.

      • Mohammed Allha

        And so money other great games the ps4 is on FIRE!!!!

    • Zatekuyo

      I’ll be planning to get into NieR: Automata, Final Fantasy XV, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, Bravely Second: End Layer (That it was called by the way), Dragon Quests VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past & VIII: Journey of the Cursed King too.

      But i’ll hold on to my plans for these later.

    • http://k-hermann.deviantart.com/?rnrd airman4

      Rage Mode , red aura around square enix

  • derek wright

    Loving the screens… Hoping for a localization announcement soon.

    • Zatekuyo

      They as well be, and i’m not gonna hold my breath on that one.

      So i think that Side UK would take over the localization, since they did it once for the first Dragon Quest Heroes.

  • Yuntu

    SE is so on fire this year, really hope we get DQH2 this year as well.

  • nonchalantxsteve

    Please square if you bring this game this year y’all will be the real mvps

  • Justaway

    So Togashi going to play a new Dragon Quest on May? now i see why no news is confirmed about HxH.

  • ShinRyuzaki

    I excitement for co-op play is uncontrollable!

  • http://t.co/hs9uhabkCx nekogenesis

    Luida <3

  • Budgiecat

    so now the sequels fleshing out to be a true full fledged rpg; moving further away from being “just a musou with DQ skin” critique so many used for the first one…

    • http://k-hermann.deviantart.com/?rnrd airman4

      Poor zelda fans seeing this !

    • Yuntu

      They will still find something to complain about. Maybe now they will go “it’s just a mindless hack’n’slash – I would prefer it being turnbased!” or something like that.

  • http://k-hermann.deviantart.com/?rnrd airman4

    Looks very star ocean-ish in the concept , i like it
    Well day one , plz localise !

  • http://fav.me/d3k2f2f G3n3raL86

    This is quite the opposite from the 1st game. Insta buy.

  • A PROFESSOR OF MODERN ART

    So its dragon quest mixed with Ys now

  • Zackasaur

    Wow, the structure of this game is moving more in the RPG direction and looking even less like a typical Warriors game.

    I look forward to physical localisation!

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      This got me interested!

      • Zackasaur

        While I already liked the first game, I definitely agree that this sequel appears much more interesting.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          I had barely any interest in the last one. This one though.OOhh

    • idiot482

      the first one wasn’t even a typical warriors game, didn’t even have warriors in the name dog

      • Zackasaur

        I didn’t say that it was a typical Warriors game. I said this sequel is even ~less~ of one. Obviously, they both fuse Warriors DNA with RPG DNA. But I feel that the ratio had changed in this sequel.

  • Mirikku

    It looks different to what I was expecting, and in a good way! I’m pleasantly surprised by this.

  • Jansen

    Bring it on! My body is ready!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    As a big fan of the first game, I like these changes and improvements. Count me in!

  • ZayZay_11

    US Release Plz!!!

  • Slayven19

    Loving these changes.

  • Ein on Shrooms

    It’s already looking like a great improvement!

  • C4

    It’s beautiful.

  • DoUEvenLeviosa?

    The first one was good but after some time it became boring. This one looks like it will be fun.

  • gulabjamal

    Question, I see everyone saying these changes sound very welcome. I haven’t played the first one so I’m not getting what the improvements are. The post is mostly about nice locales traveling between them, dungeons, formidable enemies. I’m assuming all those were in the first game, what info is standing out to people as an improvement over the first?

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

      Open World(ish), better character design(subjective), mostly nitpicky stuff
      -Probably more once we get our hands on it

      • gulabjamal

        Nice, looking forward to it then

        • Budgiecat

          also……get me this

          • gulabjamal

            Kk

    • Slayven19

      You get a dash now as well. Moving in the first game was hella slow.

      • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

        I hated having to trek across the map from one objective to the next and the zoom stones weren’t close

      • gulabjamal

        Haha I see I see

    • C4

      It looks more like a fleshed out ARPG. There’s 4 player online coop. I like the main characters design more but I guess that’s subjective. And yea there’s the fact that the first game is good and fun but some things like map & mission design look relatively~ easy to improve for a developer like Omega Force. Look at it that way, they could have just copied the first game with new characters, we would still be looking forward to it, but would be less excited.

      • gulabjamal

        Okay nice, this is sounding good to me. Thanks!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      In the first game, you’d always start at base (on an airship), where you can prepare before going to the world map and picking a location (a stage – one map), and each stage’s objective was usually to protect something from a swarm of monsters. Once that was complete, you’d return to the airship and repeat. Each character also had their own set of (limited) skills they’d learn.

      This game looks to be more of a proper action RPG with inter-connected maps that you travel between, and really big maps at that, battles only invoking when you approach monsters (rather than you *always* fighting on the field), the ability to set different job classes for the protagonists, weapons that teach you new skills as you use them, multiplayer, towns, and so on.

      • gulabjamal

        Ohh gotcha, thanks for explaining in detail, didn’t realize that’s how the adventuring was in the first game. I’m a fan of tales and star ocean type games so given the similarities to those series, I’m looking forward to this now.

  • PuppetMaster

    RIP Hunter x Hunter :'(

    • ringgo

      its all SE fault, keep spoon feeding him with DQ Franchise lol

      • Yuntu

        Maybe SE hate HxH.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      …What D:

      • PuppetMaster

        Hunter x Hunter author, Yoshihiro Togashi is a big DQ fans, an addict too.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          DX NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Him and Miura…

  • The_Kingdom51

    This looks bloody amazing!

  • Rafael Bueno

    looks better than 1

  • KazeJoestar

    Seems to be more RPG oriented which is great. Keeping the traditional turn-based for the Main series and having the action RPG style Dragon Quest in this form is the best.

  • (✮❀♬Jdm Life♪ ❀✮)

    ok so this time is gonna be a full action rpg not a dynasty dragon quest

    • CRIMSON-XIII

      really?

      • (✮❀♬Jdm Life♪ ❀✮)

        thats what they made it sound like hopefully ill get it on day one if they make it like that

        • CRIMSON-XIII

          thats really what they said about heroes 1

          • C4

            And they deliver, they just have deadlines so mission design and variety probably wasn’t what they wanted to achieve in the first game.

  • Mitsuru

    Does anyone know if it’s still got that annoying tower defense gameplay of the first? I really enjoyed the combat and story of the first game, but constantly having to protect areas got really boring and annoying.

    • C4

      Map design doesn’t look like it. But yea that’s easily the worst thing about the first game. I hope we get more proper dungeons as well, not just better fields and hub area.

  • idiot482

    I feel dqheroes was more a soul of zil game then a warriors game and getting kinda jiffed that people keep calling it a warriors game just cause it was made by koei, any thoughts on gameplay comparing this to warriors? it’s like saying that nfl game was a lot like wwe2k…..

    • Budgiecat

      yeah it was.

      The issue with that is because most did not play Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, so they’re ignorant in that regard which is why they went and said those things…

      just jump spinning back kick em in the nuts

  • keicchi ryuu

    I just hope the DLC’s are free (via update or whichever) just like the last one lol!

    • Yuntu

      For us probably.

  • Volkenou

    Playing the first one this week (yeah… I’m late). My only regret is that, unlike Dynasty games, you can’t play on split-screen… I was hoping that the 2 will correct that, but it does not seem to be the case … :'(

  • http://roleplayingblog.blogspot.com El Chromah

    Despite all the trash talk people gave and still give the Vita it has a great rpg lineup for 2016, Dragon Quest Heroes,Cyber Sleuth, Grand Kingdom, Stranger of Sword City, World of Final Fantasy, , Severed,Trails of cool steel 2, Darkest Dungeon,.., all long games that will keep me entertained for the whole year even into 2017. the 3ds has: bravely second , another pokemon

    • kthanxyousuck

      The 3DS Has Fire Emblem Fates. Project X Zone 2, 7th Dragon Code III, Dragon Quest 7 and 8, Return to Popolocrois and Pokemon.

      Both have very good RPG lineups for 2016 period

  • ShinRyuzaki

    I wonder when Square Enix will release some Dragon Quest XI news, it’s like it has been forever since the last update.

    • Pastmaster

      Probably on their next Dragon Quest presentation which I assume is being held in July similar to last year. We will get a few new announcements as Hino said to Shonen Jump last year, hopefully that HD remake will be unveiled. It could be III or V. Who knows.

      • Loto

        Dragon Quest III or V in a game engine similar to VIII would be so awesome.

        • Pastmaster

          I can see DQXI build up a fanbase for the HD remake. Use the same engine (UE4) as DQXI when they have the assets ready.

          When I think about it, I want V to be remade it has more story and longer OST. III was recently made for smart-devices.