Kodoani.com – Square Enix and KOEI Tecmo announced on Wednesday a new game in the Dragon Quest series titled Dragon Quest Champions. The melee RPG will launch for iOS and Android devices. Square Enix revealed the gameplay during a presentation stream (actual stream starts around 30:40 below):”
There will be closed beta testing from February 6 to 13. Applications are open for beta testing until January 29.
The game will be free to play with optional in-app purchases.
The story follows the Heroic Martial Arts Tournament that honors the legacy of the ancient hero. Characters include the male or female protagonist of the tournament, manager Elmia, cheering Healslime Homit, rival Zelam, and tournament commentator Dralin the Dracky.
In Tournament Mode, up to 50 players battle in real-time. There is also a Solo Story Mode and quests.
Takuma Shiraishi is producing the game. Tomohiko Shō of KOEI Tecmo is the main director.
Dragon Quest Treasures game launches for Nintendo Switch on December 9.
The game focuses on Erik and Mia from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. The game focuses on the siblings’ childhood and focuses on treasure hunting. The game’s development team mentioned that the game is still an RPG, but “non-traditional.”
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition launches for Switch in September 2019. The game launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store in December 2020. The original game shipped in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo 3DS in July 2017.