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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    ENTER THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF
    DRAGON QUEST!

    A mysterious jester. A forbidden sceptre. A fiendish curse. A once idyllic kingdom lies entangled in a web of enchanted vines, its king and princess hideously transformed, its castle and subjects frozen in time. Only one person has survived this horror unscathed: you! Only you can save your king and country by lifting the shadow of the evil jerster's curse... But it won't be easy. An epic tale of friendship, bravery and adventure awaits you on the grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, and restless seas of DRAGON QUEST: The Journey of the Cursed King.

    Experience Dragon Quest's finely balanced gameplay - easy to pick up, challenging to master.

    Marvel as the distinctive character designs of Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball) are brought to life by an amazing cel-shading graphics engine!

    Immerse yourself in a compelling storyline with rewarding side quests and a wealth of customisation options

    www.dragonquest.eu.com

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (813) on May 19, 2012.

uk.playstation.com:
    Japan's multi-million selling RPG series finally makes its European debut.

    Despite selling over 35 million units worldwide, Square Enix's Dragon Quest series has
    never made the journey over to European shores - until now. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of
    the Cursed King is the latest instalment of the incredibly popular series, and the first to be
    created for PlayStation 2.

    Fans of Dragon Ball Z will be pleased to learn that the series' creator Akira Toriyama is on
    character design duties and, thanks to some excellent cel-shading, they all look as if
    they've been lifted straight out of an anime. The gorgeous visuals, combined with the
    classic Dragon Quest gameplay, will make for the finest, most epic instalment of the series
    yet.

    • The first instalment of the immensely popular RPG series to reach Europe


    • Features character design from Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 19, 2008.

Back of Box (US):

    FOR KING AND COUNTRY!

    A vast and vibrant world is yours to explore in the latest installment of this legendary role-playing series.

    A mysterious jester. A forbidden scepter. A fiendish curse. A once idyllic kingdom lies entagled in a web of enchanted vines, its king and princess hideously transformed, its castle and subjects frozen in time. Only one person has survived this horror unscathed: you!

    Only you can save the king and country by lifting the shadow of the evil jester's curse.... But it won't be easy. An epic tale of friendship, bravery, and adventure awaits you on the grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, and restless seas of Dragon Quest VIII!

    • Experience Dragon Quest VIII's finely balanced gameplay - easy to pick up, challenging to master.
    • Marvel as the distinctive character designs of Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball) are brought to life by an amazing cel-shading graphics engine!
    • Immerse yourself in a compelling storyline with rewarding side quests and a wealth of customization options.

    Contributed by breakyboy (1563) on Mar 10, 2006.