Square Enix recently announced a brand new Dragon Quest game for a smartphone that is being developed by colopl. It is named Dragon Quest Walk, and it is an augmented reality name that obviously apes the gameplay of Pokémon GO. A closed beta will occur on the 11th of June for both Android and iOS users who reside in Japan, and it is still unknown whether the name could ever make its way into the West.
Above you’ll get a preview which shows Dragon Quest vision as though it is in the actual world, which plays to the subject of the forthcoming augmented reality name. If you’re searching for deeper dive to exactly what this game provides, you’re probably going to need to have a look at the hour-long statement video I have linked below.
As you can see in the statement movie, the gameplay of Dragon Quest Walk mostly resembles that of Pokémon GO, what with how you need to navigate a real map. The official Dragon Quest Walk site goes into further information, and thankfully they’ve been interpreted by Gematsu. Apparently, the game’s narrative develops as you walk, and quests could happen at landmarks around the map. You will also have the choice to construct an in-game space which may be decorated with all the items that you find in your own adventures.
The facts surrounding Dragon Quest Walk are still few and far between, but in least we have gotten a glimpse of the gameplay. There is no doubt the name is motivated by Pokémon GO, however, I must wonder just how much more space there is at the mobile gaming market for this type of blatant clone. We have seen lots of franchises launch their very own takes about the genre, and only about all them are forgettable, so here is hoping Square Enix still has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to distinguish itself from the audience.