In the recent Nintendo Direct, numerous announcements were made, one of the biggest being the reveal of Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince, a new title in the Dragon Quest Monsters franchise. This came following a tease from Square Enix last month. The Nintendo Direct featured an announcement trailer showing off the new game, which is essentially a mash-up of Dragon Quest and Pokémon.
What is Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince?
The Dark Prince is an upcoming title for the Nintendo Switch, set to release worldwide on December 1, 2023. It is developed and published by Square Enix and falls under the genres of JRPG and Turn-Based RPG. In Japan, the game is supposed to be known as Dragon Quest Monsters 3, indicating its place in the series.
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince marks a significant entry in the franchise, as it represents the first mainline entry in several years, and notably, the first on this generation of consoles. The original game of the franchise was released back in 1998, with a sequel following in 2003.
A few other games have been released since then, but the announcement of The Dark Prince definitely stands out as a key event in the franchise’s timeline. This game was officially “announced” during the franchise’s 25th-anniversary celebrations as in the team revealed that a new Dragon Quest Monsters was in development.
What is the gameplay of Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince?
In this game, players will journey into a fantastical world on a quest for revenge. The narrative is centered around the character Psaro, a cursed prince who is unable to harm anything with monster blood. As such, he must become a Monster Wrangler, creating an army for battle by raising and battling monsters against others.
The game offers an exciting adventure with a unique twist on the traditional monster taming game genre. The key to Psaro’s success lies in synthesis: the ability to combine two monsters to create a stronger offspring, providing players with powerful tools to build their battle team. This mechanic is expected to bring a fresh layer of strategy to the monster battles, enhancing player engagement and the overall gaming experience.
While players eagerly await this title, they can look forward to the rich environments the game promises, such as rivers of bubbling lava, mysterious ancient ruins, and soaring towers of cake. As Psaro journeys through these landscapes in the ever-changing seasons of Nadiria, he meets allies like the kind-hearted elf, Rose, who join his quest. The overall game promises to deliver an epic adventure, keeping in line with the narrative-led adventure genre that the Dragon Quest franchise is known for.