LONDON (Aug. 8, 2022) – SQUARE ENIX LTD. today announced that DRAGON QUEST TREASURES is available physically* for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch™ system starting today. The title, which follows the childhood adventures of siblings Erik and Mia from DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™, is set to launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch™ on December 9, 2022.
Players who pre-order DRAGON QUEST TREASURES from participating retailers will receive the following in-game items to help them on their adventure:
- Chimaera Wing (x5) – Returns players to base immediately without losing any treasure
- Better Buddy Bullet (x15) – Increases the likelihood of a monster wanting to join the player’s gang
- Fullheal Pellet (x5) – Fully restores the HP of a single ally
A wealth of new assets was also revealed for the game, highlighting various features, including treasure hunting, exploration with allied monsters, and treasure appraisal. These assets can be viewed here.
DRAGON QUEST TREASURES follows Erik and his sister Mia who live on a Viking longship, dreaming of someday exploring the world for grand treasures. One night they encounter a pair of otherworldly creatures, Porcus and Purrsula, and are led to a mysterious ruin, where they come across a pair of Dragon Daggers. Upon obtaining the magical daggers, the plucky duo is whisked away to the floating continent of Draconia. This legendary land is home to monsters and countless pieces of precious loot, including seven legendary Dragonstones that are highly sought after among serious treasure hunters.
As players start their journey as Erik and Mia, they’ll learn how to fight alongside a team of monster pals and utilize their unique abilities to find hidden treasures and reach otherwise inaccessible areas. The two will also need to protect their treasure from monsters and rival gangs until they can get it back to base to be appraised. Collecting treasure will increase the player’s vault value, allowing them to expand their home base and further build up their brigade of friendly monsters.
DRAGON QUEST TREASURES will be available for Nintendo Switch™ on December 9. For more information, please visit the DRAGON QUEST site and follow us on our official channels.
*The start date for pre-orders will vary between each store and retailers.
*The pre-orders of the digital editions for Nintendo Switch™ will start at a later date.
Official Website: https://dragonquest.square-enix-games.com/?lng=us
About DRAGON QUEST
DRAGON QUEST is a legendary series of role-playing games created by Yuji Horii and beloved by millions both in Japan and around the world. The first DRAGON QUEST was released in 1986, and the game made its US debut in 1989 as DRAGON WARRIOR. The critically acclaimed series has shipped more than 84 million units worldwide, spanning 11 main series titles, many spin-off games, as well as films, anime, novels, manga, merchandise and more. Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year, the wildly popular DRAGON QUEST franchise holds various Guinness World Records including “Longest-Running Japanese RPG Series.”
The visionaries behind the series, Creator and Game Designer Yuji Horii, Character Designer Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball) and composer Koichi Sugiyama, have long enchanted newcomers and longtime fans alike, with each new entry in the franchise comprising charming visuals, enthralling storylines, and captivating music. The latest installment, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of An Elusive Age, was released to much critical acclaim, winning the Metacritic Must-Play game award and becoming Metacritic’s “#2 Best Switch Game of 2019” and “#3 Best PS4 Game of 2020.” It has shipped over 6.5 million units globally to date.
About Square Enix, Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 168 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 84 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com
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