Dragon Quest VIII on Nintendo 3DS will add various new features like a camera mode for taking photo booth-like pictures, but it’ll also have a new ending, according to this week’s issue of Jump magazine. [Thanks, @Kazu4281.]

While we still don’t know much about the story of this alternate ending, the magazine leaves us with clues of “a surprising development,” “furious King Clavius,” and “the protagonist gets depressed.”

Again, the magazine also reveals that there will be a new dungeon that is available upon beating the game. It’s called “The Ultimate Trial,” where you’ll get to find a never-before-seen “purple treasure chest.”

Dragon Quest VIII will release in Japan on August 27, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.


Dragon Quest VIII 3DS screenshots, comparisons

Here’s what the Dragon Quest VIII port for 3DS will look like when it releases in Japan (and, likely, nowhere else) this August. Not too bad, considering the portable hardware’s limitations! I’ve also included a couple comparison images of the original PlayStation 2 edition shot off a television by SheepyGuy – they’re the two non-watermarked scenes on the top right.

Gematsu has full details on the game translated from Famitsu: new features include new characters, new scenarios, and unannounced StreetPass features. Surprisingly, IGN says the game will not feature stereoscopic 3D support!