197 posts tagged dragon quest
Oh hi there, fluffy Dragon Quest headphones ⊟
The Watabou is a cute monster from the DQ Monsters series, and it’s also what keeps your ears warm while you’re listening to Love Hz. NCSX will happily sell you these lil’ guys for shipment in November.
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New Dragon Quest X 3DS trailer ⊟
Still looks fantastic, and I still don’t trust that this is what the 3DS version will look like.
But wow, what is even going on in this game? Being a Japan-only MMO, I never dared follow the details of DQX, and after watching this I am super curious. A lot of running and jumping, and I guess a ship captain is there?
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Dragon Quest X 3DS looks pretty good! ⊟
You’re going to want to watch the video to see for yourself, as my crudely web-generated GIFs fail to capture it all, but Dragon Quest X’s streaming 3DS version looks really nice… at least in the idealized, who-knows-how-real version shown in this morning’s Nintendo Direct.
Being streaming, the quality will of course also depend on your own home internet connection, but at least Square Enix appears to be aiming high. Maybe streaming gameplay won’t require too much bandwidth because the 3DS’s resolution is low…
Dragon Quest X coming to 3DS ⊟
The Wii/Wii U/PC MMO will be released on 3DS in Japan September 4. Players of the handheld version will be able to share the same game world with the other versions. The control scheme looks really, really awkward and shoehorned, with basically pictures of Wii U buttons on the touchscreen.
It’s apparently built on streaming tech, like the mobile version, which means it isn’t so much a 3DS game as a 3DS client running an OnLive-style stream of the game running on a computer somewhere… else… Despite the actual game not really being on 3DS, it’ll still cost ¥3800 and come in a box (packaging shot above via Famitsu). As a result of the streaming, it’ll look better than most 3DS games but won’t be in 3D.
An in-game code will be available to get exclusive “Lemon Slime” items. I do want Lemon Slime items…
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Dragon Quest floor mats ⊟
Add mystery, intrigue, danger and implied dungeons to your home with these Dragon Quest floor mats, on J-List for $23 each. The 50cm square mats come in staircase, journey door or poison swamp styles.
I wonder if you could use a poison swamp tile to keep your cat away from an area… it’s a good look anyway!
Will you be my valentine, Chocolate Golem? ⊟
I NEED to have this guy in my life. It’s the latest concoction from Luida’s Bar, the Dragon Quest-themed cafe in Tokyo. This mix of chocolate and opera cake will join the dessert menu for the next month, in honor of Valentine’s Day and the Japanese release of Dragon Quest Monsters 2 for 3DS.
From now on, when people ask what my favorite kind of food is, I won’t answer with something boring like Chinese food or French cuisine. With a glint in my eye, I’ll tell them my favorite is Dragon Quest monster food, yes, meals that have been fashioned to look like monsters from Dragon Quest, right before I float away into the sky, leaving this limited world to search for something more in the cosmos. … Yeah, that’s what I’ll tell them.
Since I brought up Dragon Quest, I have to point you to my second-favorite new Tumblr, Pixel Digest. It’s a blog about neat sprites, backgrounds, animations, and tricks with pixels in games, and I love it. The latest entry shares a clever trick TOSE employed in Dragon Quest III for the Game Boy Color to make the game look far better than it should have despite the system’s limitations.
In case you forgot about Dragon Quest Monsters 2 ⊟
Here’s a GIF to remind you the 3DS remake (and its limited edition XL bundle — here’s an unboxing) released in Japan this week. The image comes from Kimimi, who posted a video showing the first half hour of her playthrough with the import at Nintendo Life.
So, again, that makes four Dragon Quest games for 3DS that have released in Japan and nowhere else. Now that Bravely Default is out in North America today, maybe we’ll hear about other plans Square Enix and Nintendo have for this side of the Pacific soon. Might as well put those trademarks to use!
Valenslime is coming up! ⊟
Not that it matters much here in non-Slime country, but Square Enix will sell these special chocolates with white and pink tins to Dragon Quest lovers in Japan for 1400 yen (around $13).
Who knows, once Bravely Default is out, maybe Square Enix will send a card to all its long-time admirers and tell them it’s choo-choo-choosing to localize the Dragon Quest VII remake.
Oh my gooness, more Slime items ⊟
Need more Slime for your 3DS XL? Finally – FINALLY – Square Enix has made a Slime stylus compatible with the 3DS. Unfortunately for 2DS/3DS owners, it’s sized for the XL. It’s available in blue, grey or orange and comes with a matching cleaning cloth.
This is a smartphone AC adapter shaped like a Slime ⊟
Sure, you may already have the Slime battery charger for some emergency power (I do!), but do you have a wall charger shaped like a Slime? Because that exists now.
Beautiful Dragon Quest Monsters 2 3DS XL ⊟
I’ll limit my grumbles about the lack of any Dragon Quest games releasing in the West to just this sentence here. This is a really nice limited edition system, almost as pretty as the last Dragon Quest Monsters 3DS.