Jessica Albert and Yangus from Dragon Quest VIII will appear in Dragon Quest Heroes, series creator Yuji Horii and Koei Tecmo general producer Kou Shibusawa have confirmed in this month’s V-Jump.
In an interview with the pair, Shibusawa describes the character selection process as being run predominantly by Horii, but nevertheless recalls specifically requesting at Jessica join the cast.
“We try to strike a balance among the characters in terms of jobs and weapons and whatnot, so by and large, we’ve left it up to you [Horii] to hash out who should appear,” Shibusawa explained. “But there was one character I just had to step in and implore be included and I said, ‘I want you to put Jessica in the game!’ My wife is always pushing me to be more assertive, so I thought I’d actually stand up and say something for once. (Laughs.)”
To that effect, Horii picked up the conversational baton, stating, “It’s fun to be able to bring these characters together from disparate games, especially ones that could never encounter one another in the normal games. Aside from Jessica, Angus will also be showing up to help represent the old geezer crew.”
Aside from Jessica and Angus, other Dragon Quest characters confirmed to appear include Dragon Quest IV‘s Alena, Kiryl, and Maya Mahabala, and Dragon Quest VI‘s Terry.
Dragon Quest Heroes due out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan this spring.
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