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New Dragon Quest game for smartphones to be announced on June 3

Bullet Club

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New Dragon Quest game for smartphones to be announced on June 3

A completely new Dragon Quest experience teased.



Square Enix will host an announcement presentation for a new Dragon Quest game for smartphones on June 3 at 12:00 JST, the company announced. You will able to watch it on YouTube and Niconico.

According to the press release, this will be a completely new title that promises to be a new “Dragon Quest experience” as never before seen.

The presentation event will feature MCs Kazuo Tokumitsu and Rio Hirai, and guests Kazuhiro Ozawa (of comedy duo Speed Wagon) and Dragon Quest series game designer Yuji Horii.

It should be noted that the “surprising” Dragon Quest news teased last week for the June 10-due issue of Weekly Jump is likely referencing this title.

Source: Gematsu
 
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The US ruins their game series by getting woke, while Japan ruins them by getting mobile. Either way, few series survive thus decision.
 

woopWOOP

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I wanna get into DQ, but it's probably not gonna be through this "New Dragon Quest experience"

There isn't a Dragon Quest gacha game yet? Huh. Both the characters and monsters seem pretty recognizable to be used for a microtransaction style mobile game, so I'm guessing it's just gonna be one of those
 

zenspider

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I wanna get into DQ, but it's probably not gonna be through this "New Dragon Quest experience"

There isn't a Dragon Quest gacha game yet? Huh. Both the characters and monsters seem pretty recognizable to be used for a microtransaction style mobile game, so I'm guessing it's just gonna be one of those

Builders, Heroes, and most all of the spinoffs have a lot of the charm of the main series. Any is a good entry point if you don't want to hunker down on a long JRPG. Masked Queen on Wii is a super fun entry point if you have the hardware and the inclination.

I'm pretty optimistic about a mobile entry. It's not like Builders 2 and XI-S aren't around the corner.
 

clem84

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Very skeptical about this but I love this series so much I'll keep an open mind. It may turn out to be decent. I just hope the micro-transactions / 'pay to win' elements will be kept to a minimum.
 
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VysePSU

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But why for smartphones?
Because mobile and Dragon Quest are very big in Japan.

But we already got Dragon Quest XI so let them do a spin-off title or two before Dragon Quest XII.
 
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