Square Enix Encourages Digital Purchases of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince After Physical Begins Selling Out Across Japan

Square Enix Encourages Digital Purchases of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince After Physical Begins Selling Out Across Japan

Following the launch of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, Square Enix Japan made a post on Twitter, recommending that prospective players purchase the digital version of the game since the physical stock has begun running quite low.

While some unspecified stores in the country may still have stock, it’s likely that it’ll run out entirely soon, and it’s unclear if more physical units of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince will still be present.

Square Enix stated the following, translated by our team’s Ryuji:

“Due to the popular demand for Dragon Quest Monsters, the physical version is currently sold out in many stores. If you wish to purchase the game, we hope you consider the digital version instead.”

Additionally, the digital release of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince seems to be selling quite well in Japan, as it’s near the top of the eShop charts:

In Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, the demi-human protagonist, Psaro, was cursed by the ruler of the monster realm of Nadiria, also known as his father, making the youth incapable of harming any being with monster blood coursing through their veins.

To defy his fate, Psaro becomes a monster wrangler, amassing a sizeable monster following during his quest for vengeance. Additionally, he’ll make new allies, including the elf Rose and the enigmatic Toilen Trubble.

Combat will consist of eight party members, with four being active and another four being in reserves. Further, you can manually control your monsters’ actions every turn or set predetermined tactics to let the AI decide, like ‘Show No Mercy’ or ‘Focus on Healing.’

In battle, monsters can enter a frenzied state born from desperation in dire scenarios, enabling greater damage output and additional chances to perform an action. Players can also look forward to monster fusion and several season-based environments to traverse, each with their own creatures.

Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince is now available worldwide on Nintendo Switch.

free demo is now available via the Switch eShop.

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