Hargon the nefarious High Priest could use a little bit of comeuppance.

by Jason Venter

The second part of the Erdrick Saga Trilogy has arrived on iOS and Android platforms, decades after its original debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line may have gained a subtitle, but it tells the same story that delighted gamers at the time of its initial release.

“A century has passed since the events of the first Dragon Quest,” reads the press release Square Enix issued earlier today. “Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line begins with a disruption of peace following an attack upon Moonbrooke Castle by the fallen High Priest, Hargon. To restore balance and serenity to their world, the young prince of Midenhall — a descendant of Erdrick — embarks on a journey to find the other two descendants of Erdrick in order to defeat the nefarious Hargon.”

Dragon Quest II was remarkable within the franchise at the time because it introduced a much larger world, along with additional party members that added new strategic elements to the classic formula. Players could find a ship and sail the high seas, warp between shrines, and venture into a variety of towns and castles, in addition to the typical dungeon exploration.

Square Enix promises that the controls “work perfectly with the vertical layout of any modern mobile device,” and lists the lack of in-app purchases as a “key feature,” since consumers will have to pay for the title up front if they want to experience it.

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line is available on the App Store and on Google Play right now, and carries a price tag of $4.99.

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