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Hand of the Heavenly Bride is the second remake of the original version of Dragon Quest V, and is largely based on the Playstation 2 remake with its enhanced gameplay and 3D graphics with camera rotation, though lacking its physical interactivity features and toning down the graphics.

This version adds several new features, such as improved interface (with pictures of the heroes' faces in menus, which were absent in both previous versions), the ability to converse with the party members at any point, and some enhancements to the story, the most notable of which is an introduction of a new young woman the hero can marry (in additions to two others in the previous versions).

This is also the first version of Dragon Quest V with an official English translation. Some people and town names were changed in the English language versions to sound more similar to real names in European languages.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Dragon Quest: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride" -- UK title
  • "Dragon Quest: La Sposa del Destino" -- Italian title
  • "Dragon Quest: La Prometida Celestial" -- Spanish title
  • "Dragon Quest: La Fiancée céleste" -- French title
  • "Dragon Quest: Die Hand der Himmelsbraut" -- German title

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1UP Nintendo DS Feb 13, 2009 A+ 100
GameFocus Nintendo DS Mar 16, 2009 9.1 out of 10 91
RPG Site Nintendo DS Mar 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo DS Feb 20, 2009 90 out of 100 90
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Mar 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Mar 11, 2009 4 out of 5 80 Nintendo DS Feb 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Mar 19, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NGamer Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Pelaajalehti Nintendo DS Apr 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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