LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced HEROES OF RUIN™, a brand-new adventure featuring four unlikely heroes brought together to form a fearsome alliance. Custom-built for Nintendo 3DS™, with support for online play and a wealth of social gaming features, players will find a new experience awaiting them every day.
“Using the Nintendo 3DS™’ StreetPass™ and SpotPass™ functionality, HEROES OF RUIN will offer extensive multiplayer elements,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing and public relations, Square Enix, Inc. “We hope to create a community of HEROES OF RUIN fans who play well beyond the single player campaign and experience the story in completely new ways.”
HEROES OF RUIN
uses StreetPass to create an inventive in-game ‘Traders’ Network’ where
players can buy and sell rare and powerful items picked up in battle.
With an ever-changing inventory updated from each player passed in
public, character strengths and abilities can be greatly enhanced by
accessing items from other players’ games. Outside of the game, HEROES OF RUIN makes use of SpotPass to reward players with rare items or unique challenges through local Wi-Fi hotspots. The official HEROES OF RUIN
community website will reward players further with daily challenges and
quests available to complete in-game. With social media functionality,
the site will also give players a platform to meet other gamers, swap
ideas and items, and team up in-game.
HEROES OF RUIN challenges players to carve their own adventure by joining forces with other heroes
through seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op multiplayer or venturing forth
alone. Players will enter an ever-changing world where danger waits
around every corner. Heroes can explore and
fight through wild, varied and dynamic environments, discovering new
layouts and routes each time they play. Packed with strange and deadly
creatures, these dangerous lands will stretch players’ combat and
tactical skills as they enhance their characters, collecting loot,
weapons and armor to empower them on their quest.
HEROES OF RUIN
will be playable at E3 at the Square Enix booth (South Hall, #1647) and
will be available in early 2012 for Nintendo 3DS. The game is not yet
rated. For more information and updates, join the HEROES OF RUIN community at www.HeroesOfRuin.com.