Half of any great RPG is the companions you travel along with. Just ask the hordes of Liara romancers out there. Square Enix is looking to continue in this fine tradition with Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, the upcoming JRPG from the long-running series.

A brand spanking new trailer for Dragon Quest 11 focus on the entourage that will join the player on their epic 80-hour journey, comprising an eclectic cast of octopus batterers, a podgy old man, and, err, Erik.

Erik, Veronica, Serena, Sylvando, Jade and Rab will all be available in the party for Dragon’s Quest XI, each bringing unique skills to the table in their bid to save the land Erdrea.

“Designed by famed manga artist Akira Toriyama, each character has a unique personality and deep background story,” explains Square Enix. “Starting with the reliable partner-in-crime Erik, to the fearless young mage Veronica, along with the laid-back healer Serena, entertainer extraordinaire Sylvando, noble martial artist Jade, and mysterious old man Rab—together, they join the hero on a grand adventure through the world of Erdrea.”

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age launches for PC and PlayStation 4 on September 4th.