One of the break-out games of last year for iOS and Android devices here in Japan was by and far a small little title by the name of Dragon Quest Tact. The title takes a slight detour from what you would expect from the traditional Dragon Quest format, and takes more of a Final Fantasy Tactics approach when it comes to gameplay. The game definitely has a different feel to it than other Dragon Quest titles,titles, which I personally feel is a nice change of pace for the legendary franchise.
Developer Square Enix has shared some info about the games on the pre-registration page for the title and they have the following to say about the game:
Befriend, train, and lead a team of monsters to victory! Recruit a colorful cast of creatures from the legendary Dragon Quest series and experience monstrously strategic combat!
- Build the Ultimate Monster Team – Assemble a roster of monsters both cuddly and terrifying! Train, equip, and customize them to make them your very own!
- Outwit Your Enemies in Battle – Orchestrate your monsters’ movements in a pocket-sized tactical experience! Pick-up-and-play controls and deep tactical elements give experts and newcomers something to enjoy. Study the battlefield and outwit your foes on-the-go!
- Every Monster Has a Place – Monsters of all rarity levels and strengths have a role to play! Resourceful players will be rewarded on the Battle Road, where monsters of all power levels will be required. An ever-growing list of freely obtainable monsters means that you can grow your roster without spending at all!
- A Rich and Vibrant Adventure Awaits – Long ago, when an evil force brought the world of Orchesterra to the brink of destruction, a legendary hero led a loyal band of monsters in defiance. Thanks to their courage and wit, the dark lord was sealed away, bringing peace to the world. Ages have passed, and once again the threat of evil looms over Orchesterra—will you rise to the task?
Directed by Yuji Horii, featuring the inspirational music composed by Koichi Sugiyama, and monster design by the visionary creator of the Dragon Ball series, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Quest Tact will immerse you in a marvelous world of fantasy, magic, and memorable monsters!
Dragon Quest Tact will be dropping on both iOS and Android internationally on 27 January 2021. You can pre-register for the game now and be rewarded with a limited-time ‘King Slime’.