Today, during a live presentation from Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix announced a new dragon quest titled mobile game Dragon Quest Champions.
The game is coming to iOS and Android and does not have a release date yet, but it will be beta tested for the Japanese audience on both platforms. Applications are now available at Official site of the game and the test will open on February 6, with an expected closure on February 13.
It is a turn-based JRPG designed to be enjoyed in both individual and multiplayer modes. It will have a “Story Mode” where you can enjoy a narrative adventure while fighting battles with a party of three characters, and a “Tournament Mode” where you can fight against other players.
The story takes place in a peaceful world without a Dragonlord, with the protagonist (who can be male or female) aiming to become a hero through a martial tournament, fighting alongside a rich cast of NPCs. Of course, we don’t yet know if this peace will last beyond the first part of the story, but that’s unlikely. Tournament Mode features three-way battles and up to 50 players can battle each other in each tournament. Up to three groups can fight at the same time, adding excitement to the game.
The inevitable gacha feature will be gear-based, and collecting strong gear will give you an advantage. Of course, you can still level up your characters as a further progression mode, and you can also upgrade your weapons.
At the moment, there is no information from Square Enix’s western arms on whether Dragon Quest Champions will be localized for North America and Europe. We’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, you can watch plenty of gameplay in the live stream recording below.