Nintendo has announced the release date for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, which aims to release for Nintendo 3DS on Jan 20, 2017.

The game is said to include “two new playable characters, more side quests and the ability to battle monsters on the go.”

Here’s a quick synopsis of Dragon Quest VIII which has been provided by Nintendo:

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 traveling 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.

VG Newswire reviewed the recent Dragon Quest video game on Nintendo 3DS, Dragon Quest VII, which that review can be found here.

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