Square Enix has released a new trailer for Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below that focuses on the characters appearing in the game. Luceus, Aurora, Doric, and Isla are the four new characters introduced for the game, but the latest video is a reintroduction to other warriors who have helped save the world before.
Dragon Quest IV‘s returning characters are Alena, Kiryl, and Maya. Alena is a martial artist and princess, though she is considered a Tsarevna in the localized games. Kiryl is a priest and guardsman character who attempts to act as a bodyguard to Alena. Maya is a dancer character, but her mage sister Meena is nowhere to be found.
The representatives from Dragon Quest V are Bianca and Nera, two women who were possible brides for the hero in that game. Bianca is an archer who loves the outdoors, while Nera is a rather kind mage.
Dragon Quest VI and VIII don’t have as many characters from their games. Terry is the only one from VI, though a prequel side-story showed him as a child in Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland. In VI, he’s a master swordsman looking for his kidnapped sister.
Meanwhile, Jessica and Yangus represent Dragon Quest VIII. Jessica is basically a Jack-of-all-trades (Jill-of-all-trades?). She’s a magic user from a rich family who also works well with whips. Yangus is a former bandit who decided to join the forces of good, even getting his own prequel game called Dragon Quest: Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon that starred him as a child.
Then there’s Healix. Healix isn’t exactly a major character, but it’s one of the many slime mascots that’s shown in many major installments and minor spin-offs like Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. He returns here for more fun, and presumably to act as some sort of healer given that’s his function in previous games.
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below will come to the PlayStation 4 on October 13.