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DS Dragon Quest V remake for spring

The Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Steady.

Square Enix plans on releasing Dragon Quest: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride here in spring 2009.

The game, a remake of Dragon Quest V, appears in Europe for the very first time, and is another of the Zenitha Trilogy.

Much has changed since the original 1990s release, so Square Enix will be overhauling the visuals and audio for modern audiences, while stuffing in some Wi-Fi options for players to swap items.

Elsewhere though the revamp will be faithful, and follow a boy hero who uses his father's courage to guide him through his life's adventures.

Dragon Quest V was very popular back in Japan, and is apparently regarded as one of the best iterations in the series - but that was a long time ago.

Still, the Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen remake recently released here was well-received, and was often braver than many an RPG on shop shelves today. Head to our Chapters of the Chosen review to find out more.

The last of the Zenitha Trilogy, Dragon Quest: Realms of Reverie, will be "coming to DS soon", according to the publisher.

We've got some new pictures of Dragon Quest: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride that you might like to look at.