Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, which was originally released on the PS2, will release for the Nintendo 3DS this August in Japan.
Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS will add new scenarios that weren’t told in the original title, and a new female thief party member named Gerda, along with Morrie, the owner of the Monster Arena, who’ll join as a new party member.
The upcoming 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII will also implement a new system that uses the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass function. There will be fully-voiced events, in addition to soundtrack by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
Here’s a list of preorder bonuses from various retailers:
Square Enix e-Store: A “Candy Cane” weapon for Yangus that always hits. Best used against metal-type monsters.
Amazon Japan: A “Healie T-shirt” armor that can be equipped by any party member, and increases HP bits at a time while walking.
Aeon: A “Healie Cap” headgear that can be equipped by any party member, and increases Wisdom along with maximum MP.
Game Tsutaya: “Gold Bamboo Spear” that can be equipped by the protagonist. It’s a pricey spear that is made of all gold, and can be sold for 5,000 gold.
7-Eleven: A “Lucky Pendant,” an accessory that can be equipped by any party member. This magic item increases evasion from enemy attacks.
Yodobashi Camera: A “Metal Slime Tray” shield that can be equipped by all party members. It provides users with a little defense against magic damage.
Dragon Quest VIII will release for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 27, 2015 for 5,980 yen plus tax.