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Out Now: Heroes of Ruin Lands in North America

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Yes, we're one day late

On occasions when European and North American release dates are weeks apart, in this case a full month, then it's worth giving a quick reminder for anyone that hasn't kept track. This one is all about Heroes of Ruin, the action RPG developed by n-Space and published by Square Enix, and it's in North American stores now.

It's worthy of a mention because it makes better use of the online capabilities of 3DS than, arguably, any other title released so far. Online multiplayer and questing with full voice-chat and various other options shows that a great deal of effort went into this one, even if it's a title with a few flaws.

If you want to learn more, check out our Heroes of Ruin review that was posted for the European release, and if you fancy some online questing with the Nintendo Life community you should join in with the Heroes of Ruin Adventurer's Guild on the forums, with 'ye olde' speech an optional extra.

So, is anyone planning to pick this up for some adventuring with friends?

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User Comments (24)



6ch6ris6 said:

maybe i will start playing it again tonight.
but i have too much fun with rollercoaster tycoon right now and that book i am reading



Spoony_Tech said:

Picked it up yesterday and played it with one friend. Seems like it will be lots of fun!



Aqueous said:

No idea. I've got other games to go at for now, 8-bit summer and Kingdom Hearts 3D soon



CrispyGoomba said:

Passing on this one. The demo didn't impress me and there are just too many good games coming out later this year.



Marakuto said:

Its a great game to communicate with on chat, plus I live near the producers of the game. I put in the address and found out it was just 4 miles from where I live.



Pokefanmum82 said:

I'm getting it Friday along with Rhythm Thief and maybe OOT 3D (trading in Shinobi for it if I can)



katenkyoz said:

@A-Hungry-Banker yeah, i know what mean. It's like, there is something about this game that doesn't get me caught up on it. I do admit that it's big, i mean bigger than any other game for the 3ds in terms of rpg (Kind of like Grand theft auto). To put it in simple words: the graphic are ok (just ok), RPG roaming size is big, item and accessories are abundant, fair leveling up, fair soundtracks, but the game is BORING! Maybe I chose the wrong character to start with.



paburrows said:

I'm definately getting this, but I'm a little worried about the on-line aspect. I went to Gamestop yesterday and they only recieved 2 copies since no one had pre-ordered it. So I'm worried that its going to be like Shinobi, a great game but streetpassing with it sucks. I went to Comic-Con last weekend and got around 200 hundred streetpasses and only 6 of them had Shinobi. Oh well I'm still getting it reguardless, just because of how fun it is.



Urbanhispanic said:

I know what you mean about Shinobi because I got it too but don't know anyone else who has it too. I don't know yet about this game but I am playing through the demo now.



Bane said:

The Chat option makes me easily forget what i planned to do questwise.



ReaperX30 said:


Thanks for reminding me of Torchlight 2 Iforgot about this one. I just pre-purchased it on steam. But seriously even though I have Diablo 3 and it's awesome, Heroes of Ruin is really cool, it's portable and you have the daily and weekly challenges also so it's a pretty good buy if you ask me. And if you don't I'm telling anyway



Flowerlark said:

I'm still on the fence about this. I liked the demo- it seems pretty easy but maybe the retail is harder. I don't really like multiplayer and I'm wondering if the single player is immersive enough to keep me from losing interest (as I do with most games).



cheapogamer4life said:

@12 I'm curious to know how you figured out how 6/200 people had Shinobi.

Anyway, im really enjoying this game so far. Since I really don't play games like this to often its a good change of pace. Online plus chat had me sold on this when it was first announced. This game is definitely a huge step in the right direction for the 3ds.



SuperMinusWorld said:

I actually love this game. Sure, it may be a bit flawed, but I can't recommend getting it if only to support the studio behind it as hopefully to get behind the idea of a sequel that fixes the original's mistakes and improves on everything. My only major complaint is that I can't put it down. My best friend and I picked up the only two copies in town the other day; if you're playing with a friend dedicatedly, IT IS WORTH IT. We never play without each other because we don't want to be ahead of the other, and it's just too much fun together. Plus, these daily and weekly quests will keep you coming back for more. 9/10, if only for online features and co op alone.



Tasuki said:

Dang to many good games are coming out right now. I want to pick up this game cause I really enjoyed the demo and the idea of a portable Diablo clone is great. Going to have to wait till I have a bit more in the video game fund.



vegeta044 said:

I love this game I am 10 hrs in and I am only 30 percent done with the solo part. I really do hope they do DLC or come out with a part 2.

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