The fight to restore peace in the Seven Realms begins today in Dragon Quest Heroes II, the action-RPG derived from the beloved Dragon Quest series and the anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Dragon Quest Heroes.

Developed by Koei Tecmo (creators of Nioh), the title brings back the charming characters, engaging music and deep role-playing mechanics that fans know and love about Dragon Quest. The game also adds new and exciting features including multiplayer, an interconnected single player world, the ability to play as iconic monsters and more.

With artwork and designs by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama, Dragon Quest Heroes II will also offer players access to the series’ most expansive roster yet, with 15 playable heroes both new and old in Story Mode including newcomers Lazarel and Teresa and fan-favourites from Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest VI, Dragon Quest VII, Dragon Quest VIII and more. Eight additional characters will also be playable in the series’ first-ever multiplayer mode, where up to four players can band together online to vanquish hordes of monsters in Dimensional Dungeons and story-driven battles.

Dragon Quest Heroes II will feature more customisation options than ever before with a diverse selection of skills, weapons and accessories for players to choose from, and even deeper gameplay through a new and improved “Monster Medal” system where heroes can not only summon but also transform into iconic Dragon Quest monsters to help turn the tide in battle.

You can read our review of Dragon Quest Heroes II through this link.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is out now on the Playstation 4 and PC. Find out more on the official website through this link.