Dragon Quest Heroes introduces main characters

Four original protagonists and a slew of series cameos.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Square Enix has released a new Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below infographic providing an in-depth look at the main characters, their background, and their weapon of choice.

The action RPG introduces four new protagonists—Luceus, Aurora, King Doric, and Isla, who reside in the city of Arba. When the city is overrun by monsters, the group will battle and recruit characters from previous Dragon Quest games, including Maya (Dragon Quest IV), Nera (Dragon Quest V), Yangus (Dragon Quest VIII), and many others.

The infographic is attached to the right, but we’ve also produced a text version below.

Luceus

  • Title: Captain of the Royal Guard of Arba
  • From: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
  • Weapon: Sword

Luceus, a steadfast captain in King Doric’s service, prides himself on his carefully laid out strategies and tactical battle maneuvers. His commitment to a systematic approach to combat is such that even his own allies tire of his incessant need to lay out a battle plan…

Aurora

  • Title: Captain of the Royal Guard of Arba
  • From: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
  • Weapon: Sword

Battle plans be dashed! By the time they are laid out, count on Aurora to have flung herself into the fray, steel drawn! Some may call this lady of action brash or even quick-tempered, but make no mistake, she will protect the kingdom no matter what may come!

Doric

  • Title: King of Arba
  • From: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
  • Weapon: Mace

Many kings are content to sit upon their thrones while intrepid heroes toil to prevent the world from sliding into chaos… but not this one! Leading by example, he is found on the front line, inspiring his subjects with his unfailing optimism, good-natured humor, commanding belly laugh, and a rather intimidating quarterstaff!

Isla

  • Title: Chief Ingeneer of Arba
  • From: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
  • Weapon: Boomerang

Don’t be deceived by her feisty attitude or those flirty one-liners. Islanis so incredibly clever, she built the airship known as the stonecloud from the very fabric of the city of Caliburgh itself. Calm and collected, she rarely lets an opportunity to add to her extensive research slip by – just make sure you’re not the one she sees as that opportunity!

Healix (not playable)

  • Title: The Loyal Healslime
  • From: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
  • Weapon: That Smile!

This young healslime just oozes adorable from his every pore, and he’s magically unaffected by whatever’s making the other monsters go crazy. He swears the crown he wears is a real treasure of some sort – he just has to find out how to ooze it!

Maya

  • Title: The Exotic Dancer
  • From: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  • Weapon: Fan

Seek out music, magic, and money, and you shall find Maya. A sultry and uninhibited dancer, she once used her talents as a cover to investigate her father’s mysterious death. But now she can finally focus on her one true desire – finding true happiness through wealth!

Alena

  • Title: The Tomboy Tsarevna
  • From: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  • Weapon: Fists

This headstrong princess is also an accomplished martial artist. Against her father’s wishes and the better judgment of her retainers, Kiryl and Borya, Alena once set out to blaze her own trail through the world… And she’s still blazing, much to Kiryl’s dismay! Yoy!

Kiryl

  • Title: The Tsarevna’s Retainer
  • From: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  • Weapon: Spear

Having never come to terms with Alena diving headfirst into danger, poor stressed-out Kiryl is always holding her back from what he believes is certain doom. With the Tsarevna still punching and kicking her way through every obstacle she encounters, it would seem he’s done his job well – but the experience has certainly not been good for his nerves!

Bianca

  • Title: The Childhood Friend
  • From: Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  • Weapon: Bow and Arrow

This bow-wielding country lass has had a hard life, having cared for her ailing father since childhood. Her no-nonsense attitude and heart of gold would make her a fantastic companion on the adventure of a lifetime…

Nera

  • Title: The Merchant’s Daughter
  • From: Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  • Weapon: Wand

A demure and polite young lady who just happens to be the daughter of the richest man in Mostroferrato. Gentle to all and kind to a fault, there’s truly nothing about her that would make her anything less than the perfect partner for a lifelong adventure…

Terry

  • Title: The Lone Swordsman
  • From: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
  • Weapon: Sword

This proud swordsman once sought to become a powerful warrior, seeking out legendary blades across the world. While he is not very trusting or easily befriended, one only needs to watch him fight to see his true value as an ally!

Jessica

  • Title: The Reluctant Heiress
  • From: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Weapon: Whip

Jessica may be of noble birth, but this fiery young lady certainly isn’t one for airs and graces! She may be a rebellious sort, but her powerful spells are nothing to scoff at. Just don’t tell her what to do, make sure that your name isn’t Yangus, and you’ll be fine!

Yangus

  • Title: The Reformed Bandit
  • From: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Weapon: Axe

Cor blimey! It’s Yangus, one of the most feared bandits this side of the pickham! But keep your knickers on, Guv – he put aside his life of crime after meeting a hero who chose to save his life rather than leave him dangling on a bridge. These days, he’s strictly on the straight and narrow, honest!

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is due out for PlayStation 4 in North America on October 13 and Europe on October 16.

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