Luceus (Akuto in Japan), one of the protagonists of Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below, won’t appear in Dragon Quest Heroes II, his voice actor Tori Matsuzaka confirmed on Twitter.
The non-appearance of Luceus likely means Dragon Quest Heroes‘ other original characters, including Aurora (Meer in Japan), Doric (King Dirk in Japan), and Isla (Julietta in Japan), also won’t appear.
In July, Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii said Dragon Quest Heroes II will have a different setting and new story. However, while new Dragon Quest series characters like Carver (Dragon Quest VI) and Maribel (Dragon Quest VII) will appear, so will Dragon Quest series characters that were playable in the original game, like Maya, Kiryl, and Terry.
If you missed it, catch the latest update on Dragon Quest Heroes II here.
Dragon Quest Heroes II is due out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan in spring 2016. The original Dragon Quest Heroes is due out for PlayStation 4 in North America on October 13 and Europe on October 16. It has been available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan since February.