Gather up your 3DS and three of your closest friends, Square Enix and N-Space have officially announced Heroes of Ruin coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS in 2012. The custom build game from the ground up for the 3DS features four player drop in/drop out co-op, StreetPass functionality that works like an in-game craigslist and SpotPass features where you can get new quests and challenges as well as rare items. With only one week until E3, this is one title for the 3DS to keep an eye on.
LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2011) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced HEROES OF RUIN™, a brand–new adventure featuring four unlikely heroes brought together to form a fearsome alliance. Custom–built for Nintendo 3DS™, with support for online play and a wealth of social gaming features, players will find a new experience awaiting them every day.
“Using the Nintendo 3DS™’ StreetPass™ and SpotPass™ functionality, HEROES OF RUIN will offer extensive multiplayer elements,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing and public relations, Square Enix, Inc. “We hope to create a community of HEROES OF RUIN fans who play well beyond the single player campaign and experience the story in completely new ways.”
HEROES OF RUIN uses StreetPass to create an inventive in–game ‘Traders’ Network’ where players can buy and sell rare and powerful items picked up in battle. With an ever–changing inventory updated from each player passed in public, character strengths and abilities can be greatly enhanced by accessing items from other players’ games. Outside of the game, HEROES OF RUIN makes use of SpotPass to reward players with rare items or unique challenges through local Wi–Fi hotspots. The official HEROES OF RUIN community website will reward players further with daily challenges and quests available to complete in–game. With social media functionality, the site will also give players a platform to meet other gamers, swap ideas and items, and team up in–game.
HEROES OF RUIN challenges players to carve their own adventure by joining forces with other heroes through seamless drop–in/drop–out co –op multiplayer or venturing forth alone. Players will enter an ever–changing world where danger waits around every corner. Heroes can explore and fight through wild, varied and dynamic environments, discovering new layouts and routes each time they play. Packed with strange and deadly creatures, these dangerous lands will stretch players’ combat and tactical skills as they enhance their characters, collecting loot, weapons and armor to empower them on their quest.
HEROES OF RUIN will be playable at E3 at the Square Enix booth (South Hall, #1647) and will be available in early 2012 for Nintendo 3DS. The game is not yet rated. For more information and updates, join the HEROES OF RUIN community at www.HeroesOfRuin.com.
Source: Square Enix