Since the arrival of Pokémon GO in 2016 there have been a number of PoGo clones that have tried to break into the gaming market, with little success. It wasn’t until earlier this year when Niantic released Harry Potter: Wizards Unite that another game had any chance of competing with the augmented reality gaming phenomenon.
Arguably, the reason for its success was the fact that the game has a large fan base upon which to draw from. Now another popular gaming series, with 30+ years in the business, is looking to test the waters – Dragon Quest. Recently announced, Dragon Quest Walk will be coming to iOS and Android devices.
According to it’s official website, Dragon Quest Walk will be more of a traditional RPG than Pokémon GO, with monsters to battle, townspeople to speak to, and quests to take on. When tapping on a monster in the game’s world map, players will enter a turn-based battle with that creature.
These monsters will take on the appearance familiar Dragon Quest creatures from their earlier game releases. Defeating these monsters will award a players character with experience, which can be used to level up and improve your stats.
Not much else is known about Dragon Quest Walk the moment, with no official release date except for 2019. There is also no confirmation that it will even be released outside of Japan at this point, but given the success of the genre that seems like a natural step.
You can be rest assured that the crew here at Checkpoint will keep you updated on any new developments as their announced. Until then, what do you want to see in Square-Enix’s latest smart phone gaming project? Personally, I’d be happy with the option to choose from a few different character classes within the game so that my Dragon Quest Walk experience will be unique to my own play through.