Heroes of Ruin Updates and DLC a Possibility
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Discussions and fan support vital
Heroes of Ruin is now available in both Europe and North America, so the online action-RPG will have adventurers from both sides of the Atlantic hacking and slashing their way to loot and glory. In terms of functionality alone, it's one of the most substantial titles on 3DS, with a major online co-op component and voice chat included.
Despite its various positives, there are a few balancing issues with levelling up, for example. In a recent interview with superphillipcentral.com, the n-Space team was asked about the issue and confirmed that patching or updating the game may be a possibility, and that it's under discussion.
Glitches? What are you talking about? Heroes of Ruin is flawless — just like every other video game that’s ever been released! In all seriousness, though, Nintendo has greatly empowered developers and publishers with the Nintendo 3DS eShop. It was encouraging to see Nintendo release the Mario Kart 7 update eliminating the Maka Wuhu shortcut, partly because we’re huge Mario Kart 7 fans and partly because that demonstrated how such updates could be delivered. So the possibility is there. As far as what updates might be done for Heroes of Ruin, if any, that’s an ongoing discussion.
With daily and weekly challenges also available in the title, the next question that some gamers may ask is whether DLC will be made available in the future, to expand into new areas or storylines. The developer confirmed that the title wasn't originally designed to allow DLC extras, but that fan demand may prompt publisher Square Enix to change its mind.
If you look on the Heroes of Ruin box, you’ll notice an absence of the orange Nintendo Network logo. This means the game in stores doesn’t offer the option to purchase paid DLC. But that’s not necessarily the final word on the subject. We don’t have anything to announce at this time, but if your readers would like to see paid DLC, they can make their voices heard at the HeroesOfRuin.com message boards. Square Enix keeps a pretty close eye on that dialogue.
Considering the strength of the online offering in this title it'd be strange if updates and DLC never arrive, but it seems that much depends, as always, on its sales success.