Dragon Quest XI in development alongside Dragon Quest Heroes

Upcoming action RPG an invasion of one million monsters.

Dragon Quest Heroes

Famitsu this week features a new interview with Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii, offering new details on Square Enix and Koei Tecmo’s recently announced action RPG collaboration Dragon Quest Heroes.

According to Horii, right around the time it became clear that he wanted to create an action-based Dragon Quest, he was contacted by Koei Tecmo, and thus asked them if they were willing to make it.

The concept behind the game is an invasion of one million Dragon Quest monsters of various shapes and sizes. The game’s giant monster battles are said to be inspired by Toukiden.

The game has been in development since last year at Omega Force under the production and supervision of Square Enix. The staff, who have a lot of love for both Omega Force and the Dragon Quest series, are bringing a lot of great ideas to the table, Horii said. The Dragon Quest creator has supposedly been pretty hands-on in development.

Heroes will offer various orchestrated arrangements from previous Dragon Quest games and composer Koichi Sugiyama. The “level up” sound will also return.

Finally, Horii said that the next numbered entry in the series—Dragon Quest XI—is currently also in development, but first, Square Enix wants you to play Dragon Quest Heroes to build up excitement.

Dragon Quest Heroes is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS3 in Japan in spring 2015.

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