Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King Confirmed for Europe

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Electronic Theatre ImageWe all knew it was coming, but here’s the proof. SquareEnix is releasing Japan ‘s biggest-ever-selling exclusive PlayStation2 title in Europe. As part of a new-beginning for SquareEnix, Dragon Quest: The Journey Of The Cursed King (Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey Of The Cursed King in Japan and the US ) is to be published by themselves in Europe, along with Final Fantasy XI for the Xbox360, and will be available in the UK exclusively on the PlayStation2 in April, 2006.

Dragon Quest: The Journey Of The Cursed King is the first European release of the legendary Electronic Theatre Imagefranchise that has sold over forty million units worldwide. The game has been updated for its European debut including voice-overs recorded by a British cast, a full-orchestral Soundtrack, a completely renovated Menu System, new battle abilities, and improved animations. Dragon Quest: The Journey Of The Cursed King offers players a huge, epic adventure in a seamless world. Roam as far as the eye can see and battle against a wide variety of unique monsters by deploying spectacular attacks and spells – all in 3D for the first time ever in the series.

Some of the biggest names in the Japanese entertainment industry work on the Dragon Quest series; Akira Toriyama famed for creating DragonBall is responsible for character design; Yuji Horii is responsible for the story and script; and Koichi Sugiyama who has composed music for TV and released over 100 Soundtracks and Orchestral CDs, is responsible for the music. Dragon Quest: The Journey Of The Cursed King has been developed by highly the respected developer Level-5, Inc., and delivers a richly detailed environment with a Cel-Shaded graphics engine which perfectly captures the spirit of Akira Toriyama’s character designs.Electronic Theatre Image

John Yamamoto, President and CEO comments: “We are delighted to be bringing such a prestigious title to Europe . The launch of Dragon Quest: The Journey Of The Cursed King marks a milestone for SquareEnix as a leading European publisher, and will create a benchmark in gaming. There is high anticipation for Dragon Quest and this title will not disappoint”.    



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