Game Profile - Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on Nintendo 3DS

"A sceptre spoken of in lore, And sealed away since days of yore, Unleashes its forbidden power, and heralds Trodain's darkest hour."
A demented villain, armed with a stolen magic staff, has destroyed the kingdom of Trodain and cursed its inhabitants. As the lone soul untouched by the evil magic, it’s up to you to restore the kingdom and save your people.

Wage battle against a twisted magician’s plot to rule humanity in DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, a genre-defining role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS system.
Wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by famed artist Akira Toriyama. Upgrade your warriors’ skills to learn mighty attacks and collect new items to change their appearance. Untold possibilities await in this massive, monstrous world!

● Updated story: New heroes, new monsters, new story moments, and even a (possible) new ending have been added to the already rich storyline in this classic game.

● Enhanced gameplay: See your enemies in the field before you fight and speed up your battles with these new gameplay features, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system.

● Quicker pace: Whether it’s battling monsters or brewing up new items in the Alchemy Pot, this version of DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King has been fine-tuned for a new, streamlined experience. Plus, with the portability of the Nintendo 3DS and the new ability to quick save at any time during the game, you can pick up the adventure anytime—or anywhere—you like!

● Say cheese! For the first time, you can take pictures inside the world of DRAGON QUEST. Share your shots with friends via the StreetPass feature and complete Photo Challenges to earn in-game items.

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Nintendo 3DS
Level-5, Nintendo
Square Enix
NA Release Date
January 20, 2017
JP Release Date
August 27, 2015
EUR Release Date
January 20, 2017
AUS Release Date
January 20, 2017
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Koichi Sugiyama
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