“Dragon Quest VIII” 3DS Port Coming N. America January 20Th

Nintendo, announced a port for 2004 release of “Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King. Originally available for the Playstation 2. The game was previously ported to the iOS and Android locally in Japan in 2013 with a world-wide release in 2014. Nintendo also ported the game for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS in 2015. A full year later the company has decided there was enough demand for a North American Nintendo 3DS port.

(Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King Nintendo 3DS N. American Trailer)

This port comes with the original game’s content plus a new story and two new party members: one is a female thief named Gelda, and Morrie from Japan-exclusive “Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road.” The upcoming rpg will support Nintendo’s 3DS StreetPass system. This port is a bit special, not only does it include new characters with a new story line but adds an additional orchestral score performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony.

Dragon Quest VIII - Yangus
(Yangus: The Legendary Bandit A Character From The Upcoming RPG Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King)

The new storyline will center around Jester Dhoulmagus past and the childhood of “The Hero.” In addition to the new storyline and Orchestra music, the game comes with a “fast-forward” feature, allowing a player to push forward through random battles. Players will also have the ability to “quick-save.” Allowing them to save and pick-up wherever it is they left off.

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