It looks like the flood of information to come out of this year?s E3 has already begun. Square Enix has revealed Heroes of Ruin, a new adventure game being developed by n-Space that will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS in early 2012.
Heroes of Ruin is being custom-built for the 3DS and will support four player co-op play, both locally and online, and a wealth of social gaming features. It will also make use of StreetPass to create an in-game ?Traders? Network? where players can buy and sell rare and powerful items that they may pick up in battle. You?ll be able to enhance your character?s strengths and abilities by accessing items from other player?s games, with your inventory updated as you pass players in public.
Heroes of Ruin will also make use of SpotPass so you can look forward to being rewarded with unique items and challenges through local wi-fi hotspots. You?ll also be able to access the community website to get daily challenges and quests to complete in-game, as well as meet other gamers, swap ideas and items and later even team-up.
?With Heroes of Ruin we wanted to take the game experience beyond the confines of the console?s two screens,? said Lee Singleton, General Manager, Square Enix London Studios. ?Nintendo 3DS? online and social features allow us to do so much more than multiplayer, using both StreetPass and SpotPass to give players innovative ways of enhancing their experience.?
Deep dungeon crawling
The game is said to feature four unlikely heroes brought together to form a fearsome alliance. Here?s a little bit more about the game from the press release: ?Heroes of Ruin challenges players to carve their own adventure, 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 character, collecting loot, weapons and armour to empower them on their quest.?
Heroes of Ruin will be available for the Nintendo 3DS in early 2012. For now you can enjoy the debut screenshots from the game below, and head over to the game?s official website to watch a teaser trailer. The game will be playable at the Square Enix stand at E3, so expect more details to emerge next week.
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