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Dragon Quest 8 comes to 3DS in January

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Get ready for one busy week, JRPG fans

The Nintendo 3DS port of Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King will launch stateside on Jan. 20, Nintendo announced. That’s just one month off from its original release window of 2016, but it’s yet another big-name title launching that week for role-playing game lovers to add to their backlogs.

Dragon Quest 8’s 3DS version will include updates like more story content, full voice acting, two additional playable characters, new side quests and StreetPass functionality. There’s also a fast forward feature to cut down on time spent in random battles, as well as a quick save option.

These and other new features — like improved graphics and an alternative ending — aside, the game will be familiar to those who played it in its original PlayStation 2 iteration. The highly anticipated port comes on the heels of Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past’s 3DS revamp earlier this fall, further expanding the Dragon Quest library on the handheld.

Also due out the week of Jan. 20 are other entries from venerated JRPG series: Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD and Tales of Berseria both arrive then, as do games like Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Gravity Rush 2.