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Dragon Quest Heroes II
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Developer(s): Armor Project, Bird Studio, Omega Force
Publisher(s): Square-Enix
Release Date: Flag of Japan: May 27, 2016
Flag of Republic of China/Flag of South Korea: August 4, 2016
Genre: Action role-playing game
Game Modes: Single Player,
Multiplayer
Ratings: CERO: CERO B Rating
Platform(s): PlayStation 3,
PlayStation 4,
PlayStation Vita

Dragon Quest Heroes II Futago no Oh to Yogen no Owari (ドラゴンクエストヒーローズII 双子の王と予言の終わり, subtitle translated as "Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End") is a derivative sequel to Dragon Quest Heroes that has a new world setting and narrative. It was first revealed online through its early official website launch on April 1, 2015. It is one of the projects that celebrates Dragon Quest's thirtieth anniversary.

The same creators for the first game are returning for this title.

Buy the game new to receive serial codes for an Energy Ball item, the first Dragon Quest protagonist costumes for Razel and Teresia, and a Healix statue recipe for Dragon Quest Builders. Purchase the limited Square-Enix e-STORE edition to receive a thirtieth anniversary Dragon Quest monster coin set. Various bonuses are being offered at different store outlets.

PlotEdit

The story takes place in a peaceful land of seven kingdoms. Suddenly, as though enchanted by an ancient prophecy, the kingdoms wage war. The heroes from different kingdoms band together to restore peace to their torn continent.

GameplayEdit

World exploration has been changed to resemble the typical Dragon Quest experience. Players can move their party to visit towns, wander the world map and initiate battle stages (similar to dungeons). Seamless random monster encounters may break up the pace between locations. Special ingredients and treasure boxes can be discovered across the world map. Weather can fluctuate and affect the party's status. Rainy days inflicts a curse ailment on the party during battle.

Characters can now dash to wherever they please, but certain areas will be blocked until the player proceeds with the main story. As the players proceed with the main story, they can unlock "Invitation Stones" on the world map. These monuments allow the party to instantly warp to previously visited locations.

Zelbion acts as the new main town. One major change from the previous game's features is the class change feature for the main protagonists. Switching classes changes equipment types and potential skills for each protagonist. Known classes include martial artist, mage, monk, thief and warrior. The weapons merchant can teach random weapon skills to the protagonist, depending on their proficiency with each weapon type. Individual weapons and outfits have all been changed to only provide aesthetic changes. Accessories can still be strengthened to alter stats.

Battle stages are mandatory for progressing the main story and behave like battle areas from the previous title. Parties can still be changed by talking to Patty in her bar. Two player co-op is now available for the main story by selecting the "Assist" option in the main battle menu.

Alternatively, players can work together to complete the new "Time Labyrinth", a series of multiplayer exclusive stages aiming to appeal to longtime Dragon Quest fans. It is unlocked by finding labyrinth map pieces scattered throughout the main story. Talk to Erinn in town inns to set up online matching or send invites.

Up to four players can play together for multiplayer missions. Online chat is not available, but players can select common stock phrases to communicate. Fallen party members can either be resurrected by "Leaves of the World Tree" or raise their alive companions' health and Tension by cheering for them. Players can work together to find more map pieces or defeat difficult bosses. Metal Slimes have a higher chance of appearing in these missions.

Cross-platform play options and save data sharing are present. Having save data from the previous title grants Luceus and Aurora costumes for this game's protagonists. Dragon Quest Builders save data grants "Builders Wooden Hammer" for the protagonists' use. Downloadable content so far includes costumes, weapons, and multiplayer options. DLC can be accessed by talking to Manemane in town.

CharactersEdit

NewEdit

  • Razel
  • Teresia
  • Ceser
  • Ornaze
  • Torneko - from Dragon Quest IV
  • Minea - from Dragon Quest IV
  • Carver - from Dragon Quest VI
  • Maribel - from Dragon Quest VII
  • Gabo - from Dragon Quest VII
  • Angelo - from Dragon Quest VIII
  • King of Zebion
  • King of Orenka - voiced by Tesshō Genda
  • Queen of Kuretia - voiced by Kikuko Inoue
  • King of Dararu - voiced by Kenji Nomura
  • King of Feruno-ku - voiced by Youhei Tadano
  • King of Mo-riasu - voiced by Shigeo Kiyama

ReturningEdit

BossesEdit

TrophiesEdit

Trophy Name Unlock Method Trophy Type
DQH2 Trophy Living Legend Obtain all other trophies. Platinum
DQH2 Trophy 2 Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End Watch the prophecy's end. Gold
DQH2 Trophy 3 Monster Scientist Obtain every item dropped by monsters. Gold
DQH2 Trophy 4 Yancha Champion Defeat all Yancha monsters. Gold
DQH2 Trophy 5 Material Master Obtain all materials. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 6 Weapon Master Obtain all weapons. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 7 The Time Has Come Participate in the celebration of the war's end at Zelbion. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 8 Applause! Complete every quest. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 9 King Metal Slime Hunter Defeat a King Metal Slime. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 10 Treasure Hunter Open every chest found on the field. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 11 Orb Master Obtain all orbs. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 12 Accessory Master Obtain all accessories. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 13 Monster Hunter Meet every monster and defeat them. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 14 Monster Collector Meet every monster and turn applicable party members into allies. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 15 Soldier's Accomplishment Obtain the Soldier's Ring. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 16 Thanks! Collect over 150 medals. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 17 I Like You Too Form an intimate bond with every ally. Silver
DQH2 Trophy 18 Overhead Notice! Hit a ceiling while under the effects of a movement-enhancing spell. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 19 Rainy and Windy Days Experience every weather on the field. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 20 Glorious Career Class levels reach 20 or more. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 21 Filled Bonds Maximize the total cost of party skills. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 22 Proficient Trader Exchanged 30 or more goods. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 23 Finding the Best Weapon Have a weapon shop owner appraise one unusual weapon. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 24 Refined Misgivings Meet with the council of Zelbion to appease the Queen's doubts. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 25 Prince Laughing in Sorrow Clear Ceser's doubts by challenging him to a duel. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 26 Vulnerable Ally Help an ally 15 or more times. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 27 Millionaire Accumulate 300,000 gold. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 28 Beginning of an Adventure Defeat the Night Clubber terrorizing Orenka. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 29 License Initiation Master all party skills. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 30 Of Allies and Power Perform a party combo 100 times or more. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 31 Metal Slime Hunter Defeat a Metal Slime. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 32 A Sister's Request Reach maximum capacity for Hoimi Stones. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 33 Combo Master Make a combo that is more than 350 hits. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 34 Glittering Collector Obtain 300 or more materials with glittering points. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 35 Perfect Accessory Fully strengthen one accessory. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 36 Good Luck, Everyone All party members must be at level 40. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 37 Killing Medley Do the killing blows for all party members. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 38 Liquid Metal Slime Hunter Defeat a Liquid Metal Slime. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 39 Familiar Weaponry Proficiency level for any weapon reaches 15. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 40 Can Go Anywhere Use Zoom spell to find all monuments. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 41 I'm Counting on You! Call an allied monster 150 times or more. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 42 Welcome Home! Clear the Time Labyrinth for the first time. Bronze
DQH2 Trophy 43 Thank You, Traveling Merchant Reach maximum capacity for the Monster Coin Case. Bronze

Related MediaEdit

Tomohiko Sho and Ryota Aomi presented the game at Dragon Quest The Live in Osaka February 24, 15:00 (JST); they were joined by Hiroki Yasumoto and Yui. Other teaser live streams with the main cast were held April 8 (JST) and May 1 (JST).

Two premium trial conferences was held April 9~10. 620 interested PlayStation Plus users or Square-Enix Members were eligible for preregistration. The press conference for the game's completion was held at Teikoku Hotel on May 26 (JST) and simulcast to Nico Nico Live. Horii, Aomi, Sho, Mirai Moriyama (Razel), Emi Takei (Teresia), and Takayuki Yamada (Ceser) were present to commentate and celebrate the game.

Atre Akihabara shall host multiple collaboration campaigns May 23~June 19. Attend these stores to get original merchandise, participate in a stamp rally or watch original campaign dedicated footage.

V Jump is posting their series of early video coverage of the game onto their YouTube channel. Other supplementary videos include interviews with key voice actors.

Lawson stores are hosting a limited time campaign for Dragon Quest's 30th anniversary. Purchase Homi Flavored Fried Chicken to receive a code on the package. On May 27, fans can enter this code on Dragon Quest Heroes II's official site for a chance to win a golden slime figurine and pouch.

Comedian Knights Hanawa and gravure idol Chiaki Kyan star in an Amazon Prime original series called Delivery Game Corporation; its starting coverage will be this game. The first two episodes can be viewed for free until May 26, 2016.

PlayStation Japan hosted a chalk drawing of monsters done by Renarena at Shinjiku Station. Fans can "destroy" the monsters by Retweeting about it on the official hashtag. Their goal (5,000 Retweets) has already been met, so the monsters were "vanquished" by Lot's Sword. A drawing of the main playable cast replaced the cleared chalkboard on the game's release day.

A Homiron doll for this game will be available for purchase on May 27. Square Enix e-Store is offering other merchandise exclusive to their store.

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