Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest Heroes II for PlayStation 4 finally has a release date in North America! The action RPG will be coming to our shores on April 25, with a European release on April 28. Dragon Quest Heroes II marks musou developer Omega Force's second collaboration with Square Enix's Dragon Quest franchise and has been out in Japan since May 27, 2016.
The full synopsis of the title from Square Enix:
Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a long and terrible war. When the war finally ended, the people of the world made a solemn pact never to fight again. The world was divided into seven realms and peace reigned for a thousand years.
One day, cousins and fellow knights-in-training Lazarel and Teresa reunite in the Kingdom of Harba, far from their Dunisian home. Little do they suspect that the Dunisian army is about to invade, with their old friend Prince Cesar at the helm.
The long-kept peace is broken and the world descends into chaos. With the aid of High King's envoy the cousins must travel to Accordia for a meeting with the Supreme Sovereign of the Seven Realms to find a solution and bring back peace to the world!
Spoiler alert: They will probably succeed if you destroy vast armies of monsters.
In our review of the first game, Kat noted that Dragon Quest Heroes was missing a multiplayer mode, something Omega Force has fixed this time around.
"Within the confines of a musou game, however, I was surprised how much I ended up enjoying Dragon Quest Heroes. I've played musou games on and off through the years, but they've never struck me as being more than a distraction - something to play when you need to blow off steam without thinking too much. Dragon Quest Heroes mostly fits within that mold, but its fidelity to the source material, its strong presentation, and its more focused objectives make it more enjoyable than other games in the series," Kat wrote at the time.