Square Enix has released new Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End details and screenshots, introducing the game’s class changes, how to acquire new abilities, multiplayer, and more.
Get the information below.
■ Gain XP, level up, and acquire various skills!
The protagonists will gain experience as they battle and defeat enemies, and parameters such as their offensive and defensive power will increase. Additionally, you’ll acquire “Skill Points” when you level up, which can be used to learn a variety of skills.
There are a number of formidable foes, such as the Red Balzack (Onikonbou). Use all your power to defeat them!
Gain XP and level up! In addition to increasing your parameters, you’ll also acquire Skill Points.
You can set the magic and skills you earn in the Skill Menu. These consist not only of powerful attacks, but also recovery and support skills.
Attack enemies with the Zap magic attack! By mastering skills, you can go into battle against formidable enemies better prepared.
■ Build up tension!
By attacking the enemy, or receiving attacks from the enemy, your Tension will build up. The Tension gauge is represented on the left side of the character’s portrait. When it’s full, you can enter High Tension mode to power up your character and unleash a special attack.
When you enter High Tension, your body will glow in a pink aura.
Razel’s special attack, “Giga Break,” basks his sword in the power of thunder and wipes out surrounding enemies.
Teresia’s special attack, “Giga Slash,” fires lightning from her sword and clean sweeps surrounding enemies.
■ Use weapons to increase your Proficiency and awaken new powers!
By damaging the enemy, the “Proficiency” of your equipped weapon class will increase. When Proficiency increases, different from the Skill Points you acquire, you can learn the magic, skills, and special effects available when a weapon of that class is equipped.
In the castle town of Zebion, you’ll find an instructor who can check your Proficiency. If your weapon’s Proficiency is high enough, you can learn new magic, skills, and effects.
Here we see Razel has learned the dual swords weapon skill “Freeze Blade.” In the same way as magic and skills learned through Skill Points, Freeze Blade can be set for use during battle in the Skill Menu.
■ Change classes to create your own hero!
The protagonists, different from the other heroes, have a special ability. They can both change their class and the types of weapons they use. Each class has attribute values and learnable skills, as well as different weapons that can be equipped and significant differences in how they fight. You can be a powerful, sword-wielding Warrior; or you can be a Priest who heals their allies; create your own kind of hero.
Razel and Teresia start with the “Warrior” class and can be equipped with dual swords, single-handed swords, and hatchets.
The class change office can be found in the castle town of Zebion. Since the level and Skill Points for each class is separate, you’ll need to raise XP again for each new class.
The Priest class can be equipped with sticks, spears, and staffs.
■ Assemble with friends in multiplayer!
Dragon Quest Heroes II crosses the platform boundary when it comes to multiplayer. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita users can all play online together. Additionally, because the game supports cross-save, you share save data across all three platforms. Play PlayStation 4 multiplayer on the big screen at home, and then take it on the go with PS Vita.
Players can take on story battles with a friend via “Cooperative Play,” as well as challenge formidable enemies in the “Space-Time Labyrinth” dungeon with up to four people.
You can start your adventure in the Space-Time Labyrinth by talking to Rikka at the Rikka’s Inn multiplayer reception desk.
Gather your friends nearby and online to take on the labyrinth. What kind of formidable enemies await in its depths?
Not only will formidable enemies appear, but so will a number of metal slimes.
Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End is due out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on May 27.
View the screenshots at the gallery.