Heroes of Ruin


Heroes of Ruin
North American Boxart
Developer N-Space
Producer Square Enix
Composer Sacha Puttnam
Genre Action, Adventure, RPG, Real-time strategy
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Modes Single-player, Multiplayer
Release Date July 17, 2012 (NA)[1]
June 15, 2012 (EU)[2]
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Heroes of Ruin is a game that will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS on June 15, 2012 in Europe and July 17, 2012 in North America. It is an adventure, real-time role-playing strategy, action game developed by N-Space and produced by Square Enix.


[edit] Synopsis

War raged for over a hundred years until strong, powerful lords emerged from the fighting to bring a fragile peace to the land. This peace is threatened when one of the lords, Ataraxis, ruler of the city of Nexus, is taken ill by a deadly curse. A call is sent out, promising rewards beyond measure for anyone who finds a cure.

Four mercenaries, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and motivations answer the call. One uses forbidden spells to rain death on her foes, one has guns and bombs to blast his way through, another has a mighty sword capable of slicing through entire packs of enemies, and one other gains strength from savagely tearing through anything that stands in his way with brutal, bladed fists.

These unlikely heroes can choose to create a fearsome alliance or venture forth from the city alone. Beyond the safety of the city the land is filled with strange and dangerous creatures, but none as deadly as the evil force behind the curse, which the heroes must eventually confront and destroy.

[edit] Story

[edit] Prologue: Shipwrecked!

After King Marcus of Nexus sends out word for a hero to try and heal the curse that has befallen the founder of Nexus and powerful Ruin Lord, Ataraxis, the hero sets out by boat to the City of Nexus. However during their journey the Leviathan attacks their ship, all by destroying it and leaving the hero, alongside companions Prince Solon, Prince Adrian, Fironel and various sailors stranded on the Reef of Ruin. Solon asks the hero to find a way through the Reef so they can continue their journey to Nexus and save Ataraxis!

Once at the other end of the dungeon, you will face a barrage of Ickthid Scavengers and Ickthid Bruisers guarding a boat. Once defeated you can continue your journey onto Nexus and onto saving Ataraxis.

[edit] Act I: The Missing Sorcerer

[edit] Gameplay

The game is an adventure RPG game with action elements, as well as incorporating many other genres. It features four player drop-in, drop-out multiplayer connectivity over the Nintendo Wi-Fi system, allowing players to chose to play by themselves or with other people. It will also feature SpotPass integration in which missions will be distributed every day for a year after the release of the game, these challenges can be recorded and can affect the Official Site with new challenges being exclusive there also. Via the StreetPass functionality that comes with the 3DS, players will also be able to access the Traders Network in which players can trade or sell items with others for points simply by walking pass them with their 3DS, items which players no longer want or cannot be used for their specific class. In return players can buy items that are inaccessible in their game, due to the random generation of dungeons and the items inside them.

The player will be able to access one of four Classes; Gunslinger, Vindicator, Alchitect and Savage, all of which will don a large variety of weapons, armor and spells, some of which will be unique to their class.

It will also feature the use of the 3DS microphone to allow communication between players during co-op play.

[edit] Classes

Main Article: Classes

[edit] Locations

See: All Locations

[edit] Bestiary

See: All Monsters

[edit] Demo

A demo for the game was released on June 7, 2012 in Europe and was downloadable via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. It was playable a total of 6 times. In the demo the player could choose between the Vindicator and Gunslinger classes and thrown into the Tangled Growth within the Elder Forest. The player is tasked with stopping the treacherous Michadele who plans on raising an army of the undead and using it to take over the World of Veil. Downloading the demo was met with a once occurring error and riddled with connection problems with trying to use the co-op feature the game's premise is based around. The player also gets to partake in several side-quests, most of which aid you in the defeat of Michadele, notably giving to a prestigious weapon in order to take her down.

It is currently unknown when the demo will be available on NA eShops.

[edit] Trailers

[edit] Gameplay Trailer

[edit] Walkthrough Trailer (1)

[edit] Walkthrough Trailer (2)

[edit] Launch Trailer

[edit] Trivia

  • The name of the game comes from the nature of the heroes, in the fact that they're not the typical archetype and take on the role to save Ataraxis for personal gain.
  • The concept of Heroes of Ruin was originally titled 'Rift Walkers' [3]

[edit] References

  1. http://www.wiinintendo.net/2012/05/30/heroes-of-ruin-na-release-pushed-back-to-july-17th/
  2. http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/nintendo_direct_47764.html
  3. http://heroesofruin.com/news/meet-the-team-tim-schwalk#
Last edited by Dragoon on 18 June 2012 at 10:24
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