Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King was one of the most well received RPGs from the early 2000s. Releasing on PlayStation 2, and later on mobile devices, the game by developer Level 5 swept us away across land and sea to cure a king and princess of varying degrees of mutations and save the land from an evil tyrant. Its heroes have even made appearances in other games. Today, publisher Square Enix announced that you will be able to celebrate the adventures of “The Hero,” protagonist of Cursed King (or the Guv as he was lovingly called), with his costume, included in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. 

    And you won’t have to pre-order a thing.

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    The costume, a snazzy blue and yellow ensemble topped with a red bandana, will be available to every player who picks up Dragon Quest XI. You will find the Trodain Bandana and Trodain Togs already in your inventory when you boot up the game. Both items provide defensive buffs designed to help you out with any early game challenges. Also included is Trodain’s Top Trends, a recipe book you can use to later upgrade the costume.

    Check out the costume in action in the trailer below:

    Maybe some day I should actually go back and finish Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. No doubt the costume will fill some with nostalgia for the gorgeous and sprawling RPG. But for me, I just feel reminded of an unfinished adventure. It looks like I have some homework to do before this latest Dragon Quest release heads our way.

    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be available on Steam PC as well as PlayStation 4 on September 4. Pre-ordering the game on Steam will net you some extra equipment and items for your journey.

    Cameron Woolsey
    Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Writing about video games since 2005, Cam has also worked with GameSpot, GamesRadar, and PlayBoy.

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