Today’s announcement of DRAGON QUEST XI Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition coming to Stadia is not the only announcement we have regarding the DRAGON QUEST series today. This morning Square Enix announced that a new mobile title called DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds will be coming to iOS and Android platforms later this year.
There is still not much known about the title aside from the fact that it is an ‘Action Oriented Mobile RPG’. Square Enix has outlined the game concept as follows:
In DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds, players will experience the epic story of the anime DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai, developed by The Adventure of Dai Project (a committee comprised of SHUEISHA,TV TOKYO Corporation, Toei Animation and SQUARE ENIX), with the animation produced by Toei Animation. Cooperative play will be available for up to three players to work together and strategize to take down the Dark Army on a three-lane battlefield. Players will need to observe their opponents’ moves and attacks to respond with the right counter-attack, dodge, or spell. Each character will have different roles, abilities, and special skills in a match. Characters, attacks, weapons, and equipment can also be upgraded and customized, providing for strategic RPG elements on top of in addition to the exciting action.
DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds will be available as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible iOS and Android devices, with release planned for 2021. The game will be available in English, French, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.
The game will be based on the DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai anime that is based on the hugely popular Japanese original manga DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1989 to 1996. The series was later collected into 22 paperback volumes.
If you’re interested in checking the title out, there will be a closed beta test on supported Android devices in Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore, allowing players in these regions to enjoy select content from the game in both English and Japanese before it launches. You can pre-register for the game here.