We've been getting all misty eyed here at Square Enix London studios following the North American launch of Heroes of Ruin. It's a bit funny seeing a project you've worked so hard on internally finally be released into the wild. It must be like sending your kids off on their first day of school - you've nurtured them as best you can and now it's up to them to stand on their own two feet.
However, if anybody can be called the parents of Heroes of Ruin, it's the dev team at n-Space. These fine folk have poured a lot of heart (as well as graft) into making this game possible and to achieve something truly special with the title.
So, to mark the game's North American launch, Dan O'Leary, President of n-Space, has put pen to paper and expressed the feelings of the whole team for you, the Heroes of Ruin hardcore. We hope you enjoy this personal message straight from the creative minds that brought you the game.
This week's North American release of Heroes of Ruin marks the culmination of a challenging journey that started nearly two years ago for n-Space. We had long dreamed of doing a loot based "dungeon brawling" action adventure game that leveraged our extensive handheld experience, including online cooperative multiplayer. With Nintendo's announcement of the 3DS we began pitching the concept to various publishers. Square Enix understood and embraced our vision better than any other and were the perfect partner from day one. It was an ambitious project from the beginning and I'm tremendously proud of all the team accomplished.
For n-Space, those of you that buy and play the game are the most meaningful measure of our success as a developer. I know I speak for everyone at n-Space, including the entire Heroes of Ruin team, when I say we are very pleased with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we see from you here on the official forums and in similar gaming outlets around the internet. Thank you for waiting patiently for its release and for spending your hard earned money on our game. In a world full of entertainment options, we are honored that you have chosen to invest your valuable time and attention on Heroes of Ruin.
So there you have it - noble words indeed. However, with a year's worth of daily and weekly challenges to come, plus some powerful new features for the community site just around the corner, this is really just the beginning!