Much like last year’s Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes has taken characters from its classic titles and given them an updated look for some good old hack n’ slash action on current gen systems. And while the design changes are often minor, I’d argue they’re definitely for the better.

Check out the gallery below to see how the character designs have evolved.

Alena (Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Kiryl (Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Maya (Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Psaro (Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest Heroes [DLC] )

Bianca (Dragon Quest V, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Nera Briscoletti (Dragon Quest V, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Terry (Dragon Quest VI, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Jessica Albert (Dragon Quest VIII, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Yangus (Dragon Quest VIII, Dragon Quest Heroes)

Of course, Dragon Quest Heroes has its share of original characters as well.

Act and Meer (Dragon Quest Heroes Protagonists)

Dirk and Giulietta (Dragon Quest Heroes Playable Characters)

Homiron (Dragon Quest Heroes Support Character) and Helmut (Dragon Quest Heroes Villain)

Dragon Quest Heroes was released in Japan on February 26, 2015, for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It is scheduled for a Western release sometime later this year only on the PlayStation 4.

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