Heroes of Ruin drops in less than a month, have a gameplay trailer to help you wait it out [updated]


Heroes of Ruin was one of the best games I saw last year for 3DS at E3 2011, and by the looks of it, it seems as if it will be one of 2012’s best games for the system. Drop in, drop out online multiplayer? Diablo-esque gameplay on a handheld? Thousands of equipment combinations to chose from? Check, check, check…sign me up. Looks like we won’t have to wait much longer for the game to drop on 3DS consoles everywhere, seeing as how the stateside release date is July 17, and I for one can’t wait. Good thing we have a new gameplay trailer to hold us over until then.

Hot off the presses is another trailer from Square-Enix and n-Space, and while it doesn’t show very much more than we already knew about the game, it is exciting to have the game coming so close on the horizon. From my hands on with the game, it looks like Heroes of Ruin will scratch all of your dungeon crawling, loot grabbing, itches that you could possibly imagine, and then some. Games like this always live and die by their art style and attention to detail, which both of which rest assured Heroes of Ruin is ripe with, so it is exciting to see a project like this being released on a handheld. If all goes according to plan, come next month, we all will be voice-chatting and dungeon crawling with the best of them.

I haven’t seen very much coverage of this game on other game related websites as of late, and I have to ask, is anyone else even excited for this game? I know personally that this is one of my most anticipated titles on any console, period. What about you folks? Am I alone in my sentiment here?

[updated] As Twiilight_Prince points out below, the game has indeed been delayed. Earlier today n-Space updated their Facebook page to say as much.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.


  1. They keep saying drop-in drop-out online play, but do we have any idea if it’ll be worldwide or not yet? When MH3 boasted it’s robust online play, they never mentioned it was region-locked, and I had to find out the hard way after making my Aussie friend shell out money for it.

    And now I feel a bit shafted after telling him the same thing about Mario Tennis…good thing he didn’t pick it up.

    I just HATE the way N-Space is wording their multiplayer descriptions. It’s always “local play and online” but WHAT DOES ONLINE MEAN?

  2. News Flash- Delayed untill 7-17-12

  3. I have been hotly anticipating this game since last E3: I’ve even had it preordered since February!! So no, you are definitely not the not one excited for the game.

  4. @Twilight Prince:

    That’s not true. You’re a funny guy, though.

  5. Too bad a new Diablo has been released….I could have used this game before then but now why do I need it? Online multiplayer on a handheld….oh wait I need to be on a wifi connection; anytime that I would be on one, I could be playing Diablo 3.

    I was excited for this game before the delays…now I have no use for it.

  6. You don’t need a connection to play the single player, as far as I’m aware.

  7. I don’t play dungeon crawlers in single player and this game is toting it’s multi-player so it seems to think that’s what players should be playing mostly.

  8. @Wakko1337 – Amazon (who I have it reserved through) sent me an email approximately ten days ago saying that it had delayed again. Not tracking through any other source or chain yet, so yeah.

  9. Not very many other sources are grabbing this info, and even the official site (believe at your own risk) says 6/26. Either you’re right and I’m wrong which I’m totally cool with, or Amazon is going to be really really late with your shipment 😛

  10. @wakko1337 lol No. Gamestop, Best Buy, and Amazon all now have the release as “7-17-12”. It isnt a shipment placeholder, its a new date given by the Publisher (Square-Enix) to retailers, it can even still be pushed back further. Maybe you should actually join the official site and hit up the forums. Hope to see some Heroes action at E³

  11. Join the official site? LOL I’ve tried many times. The site is so messed up that it’s more of a quest to join than anything.

  12. I am also eagerly awaiting thing game. I hope it still plays well as a solo game as I rarely get the chance to play online with my laggy connection.

  13. I’m glad so many people are interested about Heroes! @Wakko1337 I will put your question forth to my contacts at Square-Enix, and hopefully I will have an answer for you.

    As for the release date. Right now it is still scheduled for June 26 despite the retailer listings. Until official word from Square-Enix says otherwise, that’s how I will report it.

  14. @Eugene
    I don’t know about you asking your contacts anymore…they might tell you that Heroes of Ruin is going to come with a special QR decoder ring.

    I’m going to scan every code I can find just to spell out “BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE.”

    And then I’m going to cry.

  15. @wakko1337 The site registration was disabled a while back, but its been resolved and merged with the official Square Enix registration, it was only down for a short bit and its been working since for awhile now.

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