In a night of surprising announcements, Square Enix took the stage and blew down the house by revealing Dragon Quest: Heroes. It was the final announcement of Sony's Tokyo Games Show press conference and what a weird one it is. See, Dragon Quest: Heroes isn't a traditional RPG, it's a musou title, and it also isn't apparently being developed by Square Enix at all. Rather, it's being made by Koei Tecmo's Omega Force. What, what, what?
Koei Tecmo's making friends in all the right places, apparently. What with Hyrule Warriors nearly completion, apprently they've got the time to add another musou title to their schedule. Dragon Quest: Heroes will be a third-person action game where heroes battle huge armies of opponents. The player will be able to mow down hundreds upon hundreds of monsters with their superior weaponry. Just don't expect too much of a story on top of it all.
While it's unclear if Dragon Quest artist Akira Toriyama is doing the art, it's very much identical to his work. Heck, all of the visual in the game are exactly what Dragon Quest fans will expect. More than that., Dragon Quest: Heroes is the best looking Dragon Quest title I've ever seen. Outstanding what can happen when these old franchises are brough to modern platforms. Even if they're still scaled back to a lot of the visual we expect from AAA development these days.
To get those awesome visuals, Omega Force is going to need a platform that can handle them. For the first time in what must be a decade, Dragon Quest is coming back to PlayStation platforms. Square Enix signing off on Omega Force making the game must have got them around some contractual obligations with Nintendo.
Dragon Quest: Heroes will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in 2015 -- in Japan. As soon as a localization is announced, we'll update everyone.