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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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Gaming Nexus Nintendo DS Mar 24, 2009 A- 91
RPG Site Nintendo DS Mar 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nintendo DS Feb 13, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85 Nintendo DS Mar 04, 2009 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Mar 19, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo DS Mar 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
InsideGamer Nintendo DS Feb 24, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Cynamite Nintendo DS Mar 28, 2009 7 out of 10 70
D+PAD Magazine Nintendo DS Feb 18, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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