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The story begins when a jester, Dhoulmagus, comes to Castle Trodain and steals the King’s sceptre. He then uses its power to turn his majesty into a troll, the Princess into a horse, and the castle inhabitants into plants.
The only one left unscathed from this attack is a castle guard who escaped the curse and must now step up to save the kingdom he’s sworn to protect.
Only by travelling the lands, recruiting allies, and following the trail of destruction that Dhoulmagus leaves in his wake will The Hero be able to retrieve the sceptre in order to restore Trodain back to its former glory!
As you dive into the rich story of DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back to relive the adventure all over again, you can enjoy full voice-acting in all plot-important cut-scenes, and new story content that will provide more back-story about The Hero and the villainous Dhoulmagus.
Returning heroes may also find that elements of DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King have been streamlined for this handheld outing.
Adventurers in a hurry no longer need to rush to a church to save thanks to the new Quick-Save function, allowing you to save and exit the game at any time!
And for warriors in a hurry, battling foes is also much faster with the introduction of the “Speed Up” feature, allowing heroes to cut your way through each encounter with much greater haste.
Further additions include additional quests to complete and dungeons to explore, and even a new alternative ending...
Those who wish to capture mementos of their quest to restore peace to the land will now find it’s easier than ever before, as at any time outside of battles and cut-scenes, you can pause the action and take a photo of your adventure thus far.
These photos can be customised in a variety of different ways, including allowing The Hero and his companions to perform special poses, adding stickers, filters, or putting a frame around the image to add a personal touch to your memory.
Once you meet Cameron Obscura in Port Prospect, you’ll also be able to unlock Cameron’s Codex, where you’ll be rewarded for taking pictures of certain subjects, monsters, and situations.
All of these images can be saved to the SD card and shared to other DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King owners via StreetPass.
Once these photos have been shared, other players can give them a thumbs-up, and the more of these the image earns, the higher the chance of receiving a new item…