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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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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Screenshot
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Screenshot
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Screenshot
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews

Gaming since 198x Nintendo DS Oct 06, 2010 5 out of 5 100
Gaming Age Nintendo DS Mar 25, 2009 A 100
Cheat Code Central Nintendo DS Mar, 2009 4.7 out of 5 94
Destructoid Nintendo DS Mar 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Nintendo DS Feb 10, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Mar 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Nintendo DS Mar 03, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
NGamer Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Mar, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGamer Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2009 3.5 out of 5 70


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