Dragon Quest VIII Coming to Nintendo 3DS on January 20

Posted on November 3, 2016 by
Dragon Quest VIII Coming to Nintendo 3DS on January 20

The updated rerelease of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on January 20, 2017.

The jester Dhoulmagus has attacked Castle Trodain, using a stolen scepter to turn the king into a troll, the princess into a horse, and the castle inhabitants into plants. The protagonist is a castle guard who managed to escape unscathed, and their goal is to follow the trail of destruction left by Dhoulmagus, recruit allies, and reclaim the scepter to undo the transformation of the people of Castle Trodain.

The updated rerelease will feature two new playable characters: Morrie and Red. The game also has voice-acting for plot-important cutscenes and new story content providing more information on both the hero and Dhoulmagus. There will also be additional quests, new dungeons to explore, and even a new alternative ending.

More information on Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King can be found on its official site.