Dragon Quest of the Stars
|Dragon Quest of the Stars|
|Release date(s)||JP October 15, 2015|
Dragon Quest of the Stars (星のドラゴンクエスト , Hoshi no Doragon Kuesuto ?, commonly abbreviated as "星ドラ"[note 1])[note 2] is a free-to-play touch based RPG for smartphones that is part of the Dragon Quest series. The game was released in October 15, 2015 in Japan. The new mobile title features stickers from popular LINE emoji artist Kanahei. On September 30th, 2019, Square Enix announced that the game would be released internationally in 2020, with a closed beta for Android users that will run from October 30th to November 28th.
The game lets players freely explore planets in their entirety across a planet map. Players can customize and develop their own character to fight against the star crisis that draws near. Character customization is similar to Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, in that armor is split between helmets, torso, leggings, and footwear.
On August fourth, 2020 the game received a surprise crossover with the Godzilla series of films in a joint collaboration between Square Enix and Toho studios. The kaiju appearing in the game are the Hesei-era versions of Godzilla, Biollante, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Rodan. In addition, cosplay equipment based on the monsters and the Japanese Special Defense Force have been made available as well.
- Biollante's inclusion in the Godzilla event is an homage to the fact that Koichi Sugiyama wrote and performed the score for 1989's Godzilla vs Biollante.
- Rodan's event cinematic is an homage to the monster perching atop a building in New York City in 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars.