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Dragon Quest Heroes 2 coming to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita

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Square Enix will develop Dragon Quest Heroes 2, a sequel to the Koei Tecmo and Omega Force-developed action role-playing game released earlier this year, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The announcement comes as something of a surprise, since the original Dragon Quest Heroes was released in Japan just five weeks ago.

It sounds like the new Dragon Quest Heroes game is still pretty early; Square Enix says in a blog post that based on the positive reception to Dragon Quest Heroes on PS3 and PS4, it has decided to begin production on a sequel. Dragon Quest Heroes sold more than 594,000 copies across both platforms in its first week on sale in Japan, according to sales tracking service Media Create.

Dragon Quest Heroes was announced this past September at a Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference, just prior to Tokyo Game Show. The game combines Dynasty Warriors-style hack and slash action with the characters and role-playing elements of Dragon Quest.

Square Enix announced earlier this year that Dragon Quest Heroes would be released on PS4 in North America and Europe sometime in 2015.