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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Nintendo DS)

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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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The Press Says

Gaming Nexus Mar 24, 2009 A- 91
Worth Playing Apr 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Mar 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Feb 10, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
JeuxActu Mar 03, 2009 17 out of 20 85
GameZone Mar 03, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamekult Feb 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Feb 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Apr 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Feb 12, 2009 77 out of 100 77


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Cor 13 (171951) added Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Nintendo DS) on Aug 30, 2009