Glory of Heracles Kicks Off Nintendo’s 2010 Releases

By Spencer . December 2, 2009 . 8:49am

imageNintendo set January 18 as the release date for Glory of Heracles making Paon’s RPG their first game in 2010. It’s also the first game in the Heracles series to get an international release.


Data East started the Glory of Heracles RPG series on the Famicom. When they closed their doors Paon got the rights to the series. Like past works, Glory of Heracles is rooted in Greek mythology. You’re actually Heracles… with amnesia. Kazushige Nojima, the script writer for past Glory of Heracles games and Final Fantasy VII, drafted this story.


The game has turn based battles with touch screen control for magic and a Final Fantasy X style overkill system that encourages players to crush enemies with as much force as possible.


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  • Of course this would be the first Hercules game I broke down and imported. Well, it’s good news. Maybe they’ll start to offer the originals here as simple ports of some sort. Didn’t they drop one of these as a Wii VC download?

    • gar3

      The Japanese Virtual Console does indeed have both Super Famicom releases up for download (III and IV). I have the second title on a Famicom ROM-Hacked cart to play on my NES and enjoyed the game. All four original games pretty much follow the exact same formula as Dragon Quest and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, heh. I’ve been very hopeful that Nintendo of America would keep its word and bring this latest DS version over and I’m glad to see not only is it still coming, it’s coming much sooner then I would have anticipated.

    • Is Stylus control mandatory/obnoxious?

      That’s make or break for me. Much as I love the DS, I refuse to play any game that imposes stylus control.

      • Yeeeah… maybe you should just get a PSP and see how bad non-stylus controls can be.

        • Maybe I have a PSP.

          • me too, and i still prefer buttons (though sometimes, is handie to use the styles, just when im to lazy to carry the DS, i just put it in my bed and walk with the stylus -.-)

      • tim_mbp

        The press release said:

        “Players can opt to use the stylus or control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, while the touch screen is required to complete optional challenges used to power up spells or skills during battle.”

        • THANK YOU! (for actually answering the question)
          Then chances are I will buy this. I checked the PR and it doesn’t state MSRP, which is odd considering it’s a month away. Going to guess 39$?

          • Joanna

            probably 34$. Most of Nintendo new IPs (in the west) for the DS have been selling for 34. Starfy, Layton, Rhythm Heaven, etc. So I think Hercules will also be in the 34 group as well.

      • Finally home from work. Well, it seems your question is already answered but, yeah, the parts where stylus is required isn’t really obnoxious like some of the complaints you might hear of A Witch’s Tale or Wizard of Oz. So you should be okay, denpa!

      • Andy

        I like games that make good use of the stylus. What I usually dislike is having a bad mix of both, having to switch hand positions on my DS constantly during a battle or to do simple tasks is horrendously annoying.

      • Aoshi00

        The stylus is mandatory. Like once you cast magic, you could still tap or swirl more to increase damage. Personally I didn’t like this game at all and I’m a fan of old school turn based RPGs…

  • This rpg looks very good, and it seems the story is original. I will try this out

    • Same here. I’ve heard of this game a while back, but never looked into it. After watching the trailer it looks like a fun adventure, not some generic one. It actually reminds me of Buckaroo Banzai. The characters look interesting and the setting is something I can get into, so this is definitely in my radar.

  • BY THE WAY, MAJOR LOL!! The game is now called “Glory of Heracles” not “Hercules”.

    • jj984jj

      It was always called Heracles, not sure why Siliconera keeps changing it.

      Anyway, unless they’ve made the battle system faster and fixed the controls I’m not interested. I’d rather get Sands of Destruction in January.

      • Yeah you’re right. Oh well easy oversight I guess.

  • lostinblue

    I just came in to say… DAMN WHERE’S MY SOMA BRINGER!

    I’m done.

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