Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Free Demo Now Available

Square Enix has announced that a free demo is now available for their upcoming turn-based JRPG Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince. Players can experience the early hours of the game’s story and become acquainted with the battle system, monster fusion, and exploration.

“You’ll be able to transfer the monsters in your main party and reserves from the demo into the full game..”

You can download the free demo for Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince via the Nintendo Switch eShop now.

A brief new trailer for the title was also shared during the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct, viewable below:

In Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, the demihuman 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 environments to traverse, each with their own creatures.

Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince will launch for Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023. Physical pre-orders are available.

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