Nintendo's sales, marketing and distribution teams are getting a good run-out with third-party support on 3DS, having already lent their support to Resident Evil Revelations, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D and more. The platform-holder's just signed a similar deal with Square Enix to promote and distribute Heroes of Ruin across Europe.
n-Space's ambitious online action adventure reaches Europe on 15th June with the full support of Nintendo's marketing, sales and distribution team. Yesterday GAME claimed the exclusive on the game, but Nintendo UK told Eurogamer.net it's "currently in discussion with UK retailers" about the game's sale, suggesting it could appear at other stores too.
With Nintendo behind it, here's hoping the game delivers the sales it deserves.
NINTENDO SIGNS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SQUARE ENIX EUROPE FOR HEROES OF RUIN™
25th April 2012 – Nintendo of Europe today announces that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Square Enix Europe, a leading publisher and distributor of video games, for the forthcoming game Heroes of Ruin, a brand new adventure created specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system. Under the terms of the agreement, Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout EEA, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey and South Africa territories, with Square Enix Europe remaining as publisher. Heroes of Ruin will be released across Europe on 15th June this year.
Heroes of Ruin pushes social and online interaction to the forefront of gameplay through innovative use of the Nintendo 3DS hardware. Players can trade rare and powerful items through an in-game shop which has an inventory updated through creative use of StreetPass. Connect your 3DS console online to download fresh daily challenges which allow you to earn rewards as you play. Heroes can choose to take the battle to the next level by connecting locally or over the internet to fight alongside their friends in cooperative multiplayer.
In Heroes of Ruin, your adventure begins in the grand city of Nexus where a fragile peace has been shattered when a curse is placed upon the city’s ruler. Unable to find a cure, a call is sent out across the lands, promising rewards beyond measure to anyone who can find a cure. Choose from one of four unlikely heroes to answer the call and find the cure to save the city.
Heroes of Ruin challenges players to carve their own adventure as a Gunslinger, Alchitect, Vindicator or Savage. Create and customise your character and battle the elements and an array of fearsome and dangerous creatures through an environment with routes that change every time you play. Choose to form an alliance with other heroes, through four-player drop-in/drop-out multiplayer either locally or online, or go it alone, venturing forth into the wilderness to ultimately do battle with the mysterious force behind the curse.
Check out Heroes of Ruin from Nintendo and Square Enix when it comes to Nintendo 3DS on 15th June!