Dragon Quest Treasures

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Dragon Quest Treasures (ドラグンクエストトレジャーズ ―蒼き瞳と大空の羅針盤― Doragon Kuesuto Torejāzu: Aoki Hitomi to Ōzora no Rashinban, "Dragon Quest Treasures: The Sapphire Eyes and the Compass of the Open Skies") is a Dragon Quest spin-off. It was first released for the Nintendo Switch in December 2022, and for PC via Steam in July 2023. Like Dragon Quest XI, it is Steam Deck verified.

First teased as a new Dragon Quest Monsters title,[1] Dragon Quest Treasures was officially announced during the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary livestream on May 27, 2021. It is produced by Taichi Inuzuka, producer of all Dragon Quest Monsters games since the original Joker. On June 28, 2022 it was announced that the game would release for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 9 of the same year.

The game stars Dragon Quest XI characters Erik and Mia as children, who go on a treasure-hunting adventure. Described as a role-playing game in marketing materials, Treasures's gameplay borrows from action games such as the 3D Super Mario titles.[2]. The player must find loot scattered across the game's locations and return to the base in order to increase the vault's value and expand the base. A variety of well-meaning monsters can be recruited -three can be with the player at a time-. These friendly monsters can help the little heroes traverse the fields, glide, or scale, among other things.

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The story follows young Erik and Mia who live viking ship dreaming of exploring the world and finding great treasures. One fateful night, the pair encounters two strange creatures: Purrsula and Porcus. Later, the siblings are transported into the land of Draconia, where they will need to search for the seven Dragonstones that lead to the fabled Treasure of Treasures. Along the way the children will encounter cut-throat pirates lead by a ruthless skeleton captain, an archaeological research expedition from a distant land at the behest of a curious princess, and the three remaining employees of a once proud train company all too eager to ask the siblings for help in rebuilding their business.

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The main goal of the game is to obtain the rare treasures scattered throughout Draconia and assert the blue-eyed brother and sister as the ultimate treasure hunters--no less than 777 precious possessions are hidden away in the fabled floating islands. To track these down, the player can freely explore the world with the help of the monsters they scout. Thanks to the Fortune Finder skill and the travelling traits of their new friends, Erik and Mia can find hidden treasures all over Draconia. Using the Fortune Finder allows the siblings to see what their monster partners see, which allows them to easily locate loot the player would otherwise miss. Each monster's vision is different, for instance the vision from a restless armour is obstructed by the visor of its helmet, while a dracky sees in monochrome.

The combat is action based and takes place in real-time, with the player controlling one of the children at a time while AI handles up to three monsters help defeat the foes. Erik and Mia can fight up close and personal with their newly acquired dragon daggers or pick enemies off at a distance by shooting them with catapult pellets that offer a variety of effects ranging from elemental damage, healing and buffing allies, and inflicting status ailments.

Sometimes rival treasure-hunting gangs will appear in the field and challenge the player over their loot, while others will attempt to raid the player's base on Eggshell Island.

Taming monsters is divided in two steps: scouting the monster, which can happen randomly after defeating it and be influenced by certain catapult pellets to a degree, and paying the monster it's fee in order to properly hire it by the Trans-Draconic Railway Company the children ally with. Each monster requires different items or gold as their fee! After both steps are completed, the monster joins the group.

The game offers a range of multiplayer facilities thanks to the assistance of AL4N the diplo-bot, who will guide players when communicating online. Treasures can be hidden for other players to find, monsters can be sent off to aid friends or be headhunted via ID codes, and tours of treasure vaults can be taken.

Releases[edit]

This title was first released for the Nintendo Switch in Dec 2022. Later in Jul 2023, it was released for Steam, without preceding notice. The Steam version is basically the same as the original; exceptions include graphics quality changes and Steam achivements.[3][4]

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