Dragon Quest VIII is Heading to Nintendo 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is heading to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 27 for 5,980 yen (roughly US$50), Square Enix announced today.

According to a translation by Gematsu, the upcoming re-release to Nintendo’s handheld will feature StreetPass support, voiceovers, soundtrack by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and new party members with a female thief named Garda and Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road‘s Morrie. The incentives from various Japanese retailers include:

  • Square Enix eStore – “Candy Cane” (weapon for Yangus) – A mysterious spear that will absolutely cause damage and is even effective on metallic monsters.
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