Dragon Quest Champions Announced for Mobile; Japan-Only, Solo & Multiplayer

During a Japanese live broadcast, developer Square Enix announced a brand-new Dragon Quest game that will be coming to Android and iOS smartphones. The game will be free-to-play, with optional in-app purchases.

The official website describes the title as an “unprecedented Dragon Quest experience, where players can experience it solo or with friends.”

The story is summated as follows:

A long, long time ago, the plans for the Demon King to conquer the world were thwarted by the hero and his two companions. Centuries pass, and in a world where peace still reigns, people are excited for the Combat Tournaments that heroes of long ago bequeathed.

A young man from a remote village sets out on a journey to participate in the tournament. “In order to become a true hero, you must brave the Hero Tournaments. And you must accomplish this by your own hands.” With the words of his father behind him, our protagonist goes on to fullfill his promise. A new legend shall be born!

Furthermore, the title also features a tournament mode in which up to 50 players compete against each other in real-time, where the last player standing is victorious. Accumulating wins will increase your rank, from Bronze III, all the way to Gold I, and you can also team up with other players in a party. Scattered across the stage are various Stat Spheres, which will increase your character’s Attack and Defense, as well as treasure chests containing healing items. After some time has elapsed, a vortex will start closing in the map, shrinking the play area.

In addition to that, there is also a story mode and various quests to play, if you’d rather fly solo, featuring a completely original story with unique characters.

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The official website has also provided two screenshots showcasing the gameplay. You can view them in our gallery below:

Lastly, closed beta registrations for the Japanese version have also begun starting today until January 29. There will be a total of 20,000 participants who will be selected, distributed half-half between iOS and Android. The beta test is scheduled to occur from February 6 to February 13. In order to sign up, a Japanese Square Enix account is required. Here are the following device specifications recommended by Square Enix:

iOS: iPhone 8 Plus or later, with iOS 13.0 installed. At least 3 GB of system memory is required.
Android: Android 10 or later. At least 4 GB of system memory is required.

You can view the full broadcast here:


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