Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS Will Have Additional Content
At long last, Dragon Quest VIII is headed for the 3DS, and not only are we getting a full-fledged port of the phenomenal entry in the long-running role-playing series, but the 3DS re-release will also feature a new scenario. It's important to note that this is all Japan-only news at the moment since an official Western release hasn't been announced, but it's still awesome news just the same.
In the July issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine, details are said to emerge regarding the new scenario, which will center around the character Dhoulmagus and the protagonist's childhood. Dhoulmagus is one of the antagonists you'll face off with throughout the game, and the scenario seems as though it will center around the two in some sort of meaningful plot thread. We'll have to wait for additional details to be announced, but the simple fact that there will be additional content coming is exciting nevertheless.
Dragon Quest VIII's 3DS port will also feature new party members in the form of Gelda, a female thief, and Morrie from the Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road arcade game. Amongst the myriad updates include an orchestral score from the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. There will also be special preorder bonuses for buyers in Japan depending on where the game is purchased, so hopefully all of that will carry over to a potential Western release. A Dragon Quest fan can only hope, after all! Check out the bonuses for Japanese buyers below!
Square Enix e-Store: "Candy Cane" (can equip on Yangus)
Amazon.co.jp: "Healie T-Shirt" (can equip on everyone)
Aeon: "Healie Cap" (can equip on everyone)
Game Tsutaya: "Gold Bamboo Spear" (can equip on main character)
7-Eleven: "Lucky Pendant" (can equip on everyone)
Yodobashi Camera/Yodobashi.com: "Metal Slime Tray" (can equip on everyone)
[via Anime News Network]