Square Enix to feature cat-men, screaming elves and caped gunslingers in Heroes of Ruin for 3DS

Developern-Space (opens in new tab)(Geist, TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids) sent RPG hearts aflutter late last week when it posted (and quickly retracted) teaser images on its Facebook book for a brand new 3DS game called Heroes of Ruin; a title which had been registered by none other than Square Enix back in April. As it turns out, this sneak peak wasn’t so much a leak on n-Space’s part as much as it was a precursor to Square Enix’s official announcement, which dropped today along with game details andthis less-than-revealing teaser trailer:

Heroes of Ruin willstar a band of ‘unlikely heroes’ (are they ever ‘likely’?) who combine their skills to seek out and destroy the source of a curse which threatens to kill the ruler of a city named Nexus. The title will focus on co-operative gameplay, andwield the handheld’s StreetPass function to access an online ‘Traders Network’ wherein players can swap inventory items with other 3DS adventurers. Heroes of Ruinis also said to belaunching with anonline community featuring daily challenges and extra goodies; all ofwhich will be accessible for download via the 3DS’s SpotPass feature.

“The 3DS is a great new console. We were excited to make a game specifically for it that makes use of its great connectivity and social features,” said George Wright, the Square Enix producer on Heroes of Ruin, in achat with IGN (opens in new tab). “Heroes of Ruin combines elements from action adventure and action RPG games. It takes inspiration from a wide range of games, including Western and Japanese adventure games, but it also brings its own take on the genre.”

Heroes of Ruin is being developed by n-Space under Square Enix’s watch, and is due to launch in early 2012. For an early preview, try printing out duplicates of these screenshots and holding them up to your eyeballs at varying distances (that’s how 3D works, right?).

[Source:Heroes of Ruin (opens in new tab)]

May 31, 2011

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