Final "Meet the Heroes" Video Rounds Out Dragon Quest Heroes II Cast
Dragon Quest Heroes II, the sequel to Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below, is set to release for the PS4 and PC on April 25 in the US. Leading up to this launch date, Square Enix has been releasing "Meet the Heroes" videos, which detail various heroes from across the series that will star in DQH2. Today's video -- the last to be released pre-launch -- details the last 3 of 15 heroes that are coming with the base game.
The 3 heroes shown in this video are all from Dragon Quest IV, which was remade for the DS. We see Alena, the warrior princess, Kiryl, the princess' guardian, and Torenko, the humble merchant. The former two characters were included in the previous game, but Torenko is a newcomer.
Many of the moves on display for these characters highlight their natural traits -- whether it be Alena's flurry of fists or Kiryl's healing spells. One of Kiryl's moves even pokes fun at Thwack (an instant kill spell that rarely ever worked in spite of multiple casts).
Many of Torenko's moves are comical and a little badass. One move has him yanking 2 handheld crossbows out of his vest and spraying enemies with them. Other moves have him calling on a large group of townsfolk to assist in running monsters over.
As the video shows, we're seeing new life brought to all these characters. Old 8-bit and 16-bit heroes are being brought into the modern 3D era with full voice acting. It'll be interesting to see how this translates to their presentation in the full game.