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Heroes of Ruin Detailed

by Pedro Hernandez - May 31, 2011, 10:42 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (Square Enix), https://member.eu.square-enix.com/en/blogs/heroes-...

Square Enix and n-Space are prepping up an epic 3DS exclusive for 2012.

Square Enix officially announced that they have partnered with n-Space for a new 3DS game called Heroes of Ruin, set to be released in 2012. The game was revealed by n-Space earlier this week.

In Heroes of Ruin, up to four players can participate in exploring dungeons, raiding treasures and defeating enemies, both offline and on. Players who find themselves alone during gameplay will be able to use special social networking features to locate friends and other players online.

In addition to the multiplayer mode, Heroes of Ruin will be able to use the 3DS's SpotPass feature to download new quests, items and maps.

A teaser site was also made live with the announcement, which includes the first teaser trailer.

Square Enix, Inc Announces Heroes of Ruin for Nintendo 3DS System

A brand-new adventure featuring unlikely heroes and deep social functionality

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.


TurdFurgyJune 01, 2011

This sounds interesting.

Nik VendiersJune 01, 2011

So maybe I missed something when I read the article, but will this be a rougelike dungeon game or dungeons like in Final Fantasy III or the like? Either way I like the sounds of it, and love to see Square Enix making new games outside of the Final Fantasy series which has been milked to death....

RazorkidJune 01, 2011

I'm wicked excited to hear more about this game. To have a dungeon crawler on the 3DS sounds good, but for it to be 4 player co-op online and off is huge! If it pans out well, this could be really great game to play with the community here at NWR.

pan_cakesJune 01, 2011

I hope this game will be great. I hope the online portion is good because it will give me and some old college friends a chance to possible play a gauntlet type game together again.

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