During the latest Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced a new Dragon Quest Monsters entry, Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince, which will launch for Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023. Fans can look forward to turn-based battles and monster fusion.
The game features the demon prince Psaro, with a curse that prevents him from hurting monsters. Following these events, he becomes a Monster Wrangler to recruit monsters in the world of Nadiria. Further, the seasons will cycle between Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall, altering the world with new monsters and areas. Further, fans can anticipate a monster synthesis system with over 500 monsters with online battling.
You can view official screenshots for Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince via our gallery below:
The game’s official website contains renders of Psaro, the supporting elf character Rose, and some manner of creature:
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 for Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince below:
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