Square Enix announces Heroes of Ruin for 3DS

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 12:07 GMT

Square Enix has announced this morning Heroes of Ruin, a brand new title for 3DS from Square Enix London and n-space.

It’ll feature “four unlikely heroes brought together to form a fearsome alliance.” The game will take advantage of social gaming features and online play.

StreetPass will form part of that experience, using it to form “an inventive in-game ‘Traders’ Network,” from which players will be able to buy and sell items that were procured during battles. Inventory will be “ever-changing” from each person past using StreetPass.

SpotPass will also be used to “reward players with rare one-off items or unique challenges through local wi-fi hotspots.”

The game’s official site will also give out challenges and quests to complete to players daily.

There’ll also be drop in-drop out co-op, as well as variable and “dynamic” environments in the game.

“With HEROES OF RUIN we wanted to take the game experience beyond the confines of the console’s two screens,” said Square Enix London GM, Lee Singleton.

“Nintendo 3DS’ online and social features allow us to do so much more than multiplayer, using both StreetPass and SpotPass to give players innovative ways of enhancing their experience”

Heroes of Ruin, which will be on show at E3 next week, releases in 2012. First screens are below.

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