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Dragon Quest VIII Heading To The West On January 20 [Update]


unnamed Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will be one of 2017’s first video games this year. Nintendo has announced the JRPG will come to the Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe on January 20, 2017. It also went over some of the new features only available in this version of the game.


People playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on their Nintendo 3DS will notice story and gameplay changes. It has a quick-save function, as well as a Speed Up feature to make battles quicker. Morrie and Red have been added as new playable characters, with the former being a mix of a martial artist and minstrel, in terms of abilities, and the latter considered something of a thief. More dungeons and side quests are available. You can check in with Cameron Obscura in Port Prospect to get Cameron’s Codex to get rewards fro their photography and share pictures via StreetPass. There’s even an alternative ending.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King originally appeared on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 27, 2015. It’s immediately available on the PlayStation 2, as well as Apple iOS and Android devices.

Jenni Lada
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