Dragon Quest Heroes Videos Show the Differences Between the PS4 and PS3 Versions

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[Editor’s note: a little while after the PS4 video had been uploaded, Squeenix pulled it from Youtube, so we were forced to remove this article. Now the video, and therefore our article, is back.]

Square Enix have uploaded new videos that showcase both the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 versions of Dragon Quest Heroes. Viewed together, they make for a pretty good graphical comparison of the two platforms.

The differences have been detailed on the game’s official website as follows:

Rendering and graphical differences

Playstation 4Playstation 3
FPS60 frames per second30 frames per second
GraphicsThe game is rendered with more detail/care. Where there are large groups of monsters, more of the enemies will be displayed.When the player encounters large groups of monsters, some of the monsters will not be rendered until necessary.

You can scrutinize the footage below. Also, in case you missed it, an epic seven-minute trailer was released for the game recently.

Dragon Quest Heroes will debut in Japan on February 26 for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 home consoles, for a reference price of 8,424 yen. Although Square Enix and Koei Tecmo are considering a Western release, it has not been announced yet.

Playstation 3

Playstation 4

Dimi Gronnings


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