Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince

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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ3魔族の王子とエルフの旅 Doragon Kuesuto Monsutāzu 3 mazoku no ōji to erufu no tabi , lit: "Dragon Quest Monsters: The Prince of the Demon Clan and the Journey of the Elf") is the third main game in the Dragon Quest Monsters series. It is set to release on December 1, 2023 worldwide for the Nintendo Switch.


The game is set in Nadiria, the underworld from Dragon Quest IV and V.

Psaro is cursed and is unable to harm anything with monster blood. Now, he must become a Monster Wrangler to create an army for battle.

The hunt for high-ranked monsters takes Psaro through the ever-changing seasons of Nadiria and its unique environments, with rivers of bubbling lava, mysterious ancient ruins, and soaring towers of cake. Along the way, Psaro meets the kind-hearted elf, Rose, who joins his adventure to seek out ever-stronger monsters.

The key to Psaro's success lies with synthesis: the ability to combine two monsters and create a stronger offspring. Each new creation brings Psaro one step closer to his goal of becoming the Master of Monsterkind.


Gameplay-wise, it follow's the same basic setup as the 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters games: players can freely explore the world's 3D environments and they can engage in turn-based monster fights. This time, as in Joker 3, the battles are 4 vs 4.

As usual in the series, players can acquire new monsters by either showing them a remarkable strength, or by combining two monsters.



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