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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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Cheat Code Central Nintendo DS Mar, 2009 4.7 out of 5 94
GamingTrend Nintendo DS Mar, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Vandal Online Nintendo DS Feb 20, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
JeuxActu Nintendo DS Mar 03, 2009 17 out of 20 85
Retroage Nintendo DS Jan 10, 2014 8.3 out of 10 83 Nintendo DS Feb 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo DS Feb 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Mar, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
NGamer Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75


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