Today Square Enix updated the official site of Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End, adding a handy comparison matrix between the three platforms the game will be released on: PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.
|Game contents||Gameplay content is the same for all versions.|
|Difference in function||Supports sharing, broadcasting and PS Vita remote play.||Doesn’t include PS4-specific share features, nor PS Vita remote play.||Compatible with PS Vita TV. Doesn’t include PS4-specific share features.|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||HD (1280 x 720)||960 x 544|
|Frame Rate||60fps (60 frames / sec.)
Characters will move more smoothly. ※ There is a possibility that frame rate will fluctuate.
|30fps (30 frames / sec.) ※ There is a possibility that frame rate will fluctuate.||30fps (30 frames / sec.) ※ There is a possibility that frame rate will fluctuate.|
|Graphics||Characters, backgrounds and effects are displayed with higher fidelity. In addition to that, when an army of monsters appears, they will all be displayed on the screen.||The visuals will be reduced and simplified in accordance with the hardware. Objects and monsters in the distance may not appear, but this doesn’t impact gameplay difficulty,|
|Cross-save||By storing the save data on the PlayStation Network, you can share it between all platforms (Cross-save).|
|※ If you want to share save data, you need to connect the PS4 to the network.||※ If you want to share save data, you need to connect the PS3 to the network.||※ If you want to share save data, you need to connect the PS Vita to the network via Wi-fi or 3G.|
|Multiplayer||PS4, PS3 and PS Vita all include multiplayer content. In addition to that, cross-play is supported. For online multiplayer, you need to fulfill the following requirements:|
|※ For the PS4, you need to be subscribed to PlayStation Plus, and you need to be connected to the network||※ The PS3 needs to be connected to the network.||※ The PS Vita needs to be connected to the network via 3G or Wi-fi.※ Ad-hoc multiplayer is supported, but you will need at least two units.|
Looks like the PS4 version will satisfy those who prefer their games to run at the 1080p, 60 frames per second Holy Grail.
Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End will release on May 27th in Japan, while there are no news yet on a possible western localization.