Earlier this month, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest Heroes: The Dark Dragon and the Castle of the World Tree, an upcoming Warriors-style game for PS4 and PS3. This week’s issue of Famitsu shares more information from series creator Yuji Horii. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]
The concept message behind Dragon Quest Heroes is “From small to large, the invasion of 100 monsters”. According to Horii, it all started when he was thinking about making an action-style Dragon Quest game, then decided to request Koei Tecmo to develop it.
The actual development for the game started last year with Square Enix handling the production and supervision, with Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force being in charge of its development.
According to the report, Koei Tecmo had prepared the scenario, but Yuji Horii, who has worked on most of the series’ scenario, has put in a good share of work as well.
As far as music goes, Dragon Quest series composer Koichi Sugiyama is the composer for the game, and will feature orchestrated arrangements of popular tunes from the series. And of course, the game will have the iconic level-up chime.
Finally, Horii also stated, “Dragon Quest XI is being developed simultaneously alongside Dragon Quest Heroes, but we’d like you all to play this title first to bring out enlivened feelings before going to the next title.” Additionally, you may recall that Square are also working on a new Dragon Quest Monsters game.
Dragon Quest Heroes is slated for release sometime in spring 2015 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. You can check out the game’s first trailer in our earlier report.