n-Space’s Heroes of Ruin launched on 3DS back in July, and despite widespread positive reviews – our own included - the game has sadly failed to make any kind of impact since day one. Continue reading
Heroes of Ruin
Publisher: Square Enix
Review Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Also Available on: N/A
Release Date: 15/06/12
Heroes of Ruin could have been the Nintendo 3DS’s must-have game; from what we were promised, it was poised to become the handheld’s killer app. Unfortunately, n-Space’s dungeon crawler doesn’t quite reach ‘classic’ status, but that’s not to say that the game doesn’t hold its own as a unique title in the 3DS’s library which makes every effort to push the boundaries of the console it resides on. What you have with Heroes of Ruin is an extremely ambitious, if somewhat unoriginal action RPG.
With this week’s Nintendo eShop update comes a free demo of Square Enix’s multiplayer-focused Heroes of Ruin. The full game is set to release the week after on 15th June with full voice chat, drop-in/out online co-op and StreetPass integration. Which of these features will be available in the demo remains to be seen, but we’d put our money on tomorrow’s download being singleplayer-only.
Also on the Nintendo eShop this week is 3D Solitaire, a port of the Game Boy’s Tumble Pop, and Devil Band – Rock the Underworld on DSiWare.
Shall you be downloading anything on your 3DS tomorrow?
As we reported yesterday, GAME Group announced that Square Enix’s upcoming 3DS action RPG Heroes of Ruin, will be sold exclusively by GAME and GameStation in the UK.
However, Nintendo have announced today that they will be the distributors of the title in Europe, and have confirmed to Eurogamer that they are discussing the availability of the title with other UK retailers. Here’s Nintendo UK’s statement:
“Nintendo UK can confirm that it is currently in discussion with UK retailers about the sale of Heroes of Ruin for Nintendo 3DS. However, we have nothing further to announce on this title beyond the recent distribution agreement with Square Enix Europe.”
Does this mean that Heroes of Ruin won’t be a GAME exclusive after all? Maybe we’ll just have to wait and see.
GAME Group may have had something of a troubled start to the year, having entered administration, closed numerous stores throughout the UK, and failed to receive stock of new releases such as Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Party 9 and Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, but it seems that the UK’s leading video game retailer has finally turned its fortunes around.
OpCapita, the retail specialist responsible for getting GAME back on the right tracks, has seemingly gone the extra mile to gain the rights to exclusively stock Square Enix’s upcoming Heroes of Ruin in the UK.
Are you pleased that GAME is finally stocking new Nintendo releases again? Would you rather see Heroes of Ruin being sold by a variety of retailers? Let us know your thoughts!