First Heroes of Ruin Details Emerge

Four player online co-op action coming to the 3DS.

On Friday, n-Space accidentally announced Heroes of Ruin for the 3DS. Since they weren’t actually supposed to do that — Nintendo Power had the exclusive — it was quickly taken down from their Facebook site and no details were provided. All we had to go on was that it was in fact a game, and that said game had cat-people, swords, guns and magic. We assumed that it would feature four player action of some sort, but that was just speculation.

A blogger has grabbed the deets from Nintendo Power, and was able to confirm that Heroes is indeed a four player co-op affair. The four characters from the lone image are mercenaries, whose armor, weapons and abilities will be customizable. What’s really exciting, is that the game is confirmed to feature four player drop-in/drop-out online cooperative play, complete with voice chat.

Although that sort of thing is commonplace over on the 360 and PS3, it’s pretty rare for a handheld; especially one made by Nintendo. Players will communicate to each other by way of the platform’s built-in microphone. This is ambitious stuff considering that many online Wii games don’t even feature voice chat functionality. As if that wasn’t surprising enough, the game will also take advantage of SpotPass to offer DLC such as daily challenges. What? All this on a Nintendo platform? Now you’re just talking crazy, n-Space.

It’ll be great to see this type of functionality coming to the 3DS; hopefully, it’s a sign of a renewed focus on quality online experiences on Nintendo platforms. And while we don’t yet know much of anything about how this game will actually play, this definitely looks to be on to keep an eye on. We’ll be surprised if it doesn’t crop up at E3, so you shouldn’t have to wait long for more in-depth information.

[Source: Handheld Gaming Blog]

Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo

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Nick has been a gamer since the 8-bit days and a member of the MTB editorial team since January of 2011. He is not to be interrupted while questing his way through an RPG or desperately clinging to hope against all reason that his Philly sports teams will win any given game he may be watching. Seriously folks, reading this acknowledges that you relieve MTB of any and all legal liability for his actions.

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