New Dragon Quest Monsters Game Announced for Switch
Square Enix has announced that a new entry in the Dragon Quest Monsters series is being developed for the Nintendo Switch. This is a spinoff series that has been neglected since the 3DS, with Dragon Quest Treasures being inspired by it. The latest release was Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3, a Japan-exclusive 3DS title.
In a Famitsu issue from December 2022, the outlet interviewed Dragon Quest Treasures producer Taichi Inuzuka, revealing intriguing tidbits worth chewing on.
Firstly, Inuzuka stated that even with Dragon Quest Treasures releasing soon and being clearly inspired by the Monsters’ series of spinoffs, that does not mean the Monsters series itself will “disappear.” This statement was not elaborated upon, but it appeared that fans of that specific subset of titles should have had faith about them being potentially revived.
Further, the producer stated that following the release of the Japanese-exclusive Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3, he wanted to do something new with the series, eventually leading to the development of Treasures. Therefore, and while this is not explicitly stated, it can be implied that the conceptualization of Treasures occurred during the timeframe of Joker 3’s release.
You can view the announcement trailer below:
In case you missed it, check out our review of Dragon Quest Treasures.
Dragon Quest Treasures follows Erik and Mia, both prominent characters from Dragon Quest XI, with Erik even having been a party member.
However, in this title, these siblings are taken away from the Viking ship they normally reside in to a new world called Draconia, housing a myriad of treasures, including the Seven Dragonstones. Conveniently, Erik and Mia can communicate with the monsters here, allowing for integral cooperation regarding treasure hunting.
Dragon Quest Treasures is now available on Nintendo Switch. A demo is also playable.
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