Dungeons & Dragons Heroes includes the ability to play as one of four resurrected D&D heroes (Fighter, Wizard, Cleric & Rogue) each carved from archetype figures drawn from the D&D universe owned by Wizards of the Coast Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro. Each Hero is equipped with 40-plus combat moves and special abilities unique to their character. There are also authentic D&D Monsters, many drawn directly from the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual; a Skills, Feats and Character Building system inspired by the third edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook; interactive levels spanning multiple environments ranging from a working forge to a magically suspended castle in the sky; and impressive spell and magical effects with weapon and magical upgrades appearing on the in-game characters.
The game focuses around combat and developing a character, "The Hero", as players journey through the game's levels to collect all of the Planar Gems and vanquish the evil force that threatens to end life as we know it. Dungeons & Dragons Heroes features gorgeously detailed characters in lush environments that are rich for adventuring, each populated with monsters, treasures and sinister traps. Players can experience the harrowing twists and turns along the path to righteousness, conquering dungeons and other planes of existence never before seen in full 3D and live a Hero's life.