Dragon Quest treasures lift the veil on monster recruitment and more
With Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, and Sonic Frontiers coming out in the coming weeks and months, you may have forgotten that a small game called Dragon Quest Treasures is coming to Switch on December 9, 2022.
Although stated as Dragon Quest A spin-off during Nintendo Direct Mini’s own reveal earlier this year, Treasures does however include a plethora of characters, locations and monsters to discover, and Square-Enix has now cracked the lid on some more of the game’s core mechanics.
First of all, we are waiting for a deep dive into the world of monster recruitment. The main characters Eric and Mia can fight the monsters scattered across the land of Draconia; after being defeated, some of them may want to join your party and provide unique abilities to help you on our adventure. Monsters are color-coded based on their rarity, including bronze, silver, gold, and rainbow. Rainbow-colored monsters are the rarest and therefore the hardest to recruit.
Square-Enix also went into detail about the types of monsters you’ll be recruiting. First up is a unique character named Usabella, a cute pink slime that can always be found wearing an adorable yellow bow. In addition, we will see a fire dragon, a stormy saber-toothed cat and a Valhalla vulture. You can check out each of these monsters in the images below.
Finally, we’ll also be introduced to a mechanic known as “Fortes”, which are unique monster abilities that will help Erik and Mia navigate the dangerous lands of Draconia. These include a Launch Forte that allows Erik and Mia to reach high ledges, a Glide Forte to cover long distances and avoid falling damage, a Sprint Forte to move quickly across the ground, a Stealth Forte to allow diving underground and avoid sharp-eyed the eye of enemies and finally the Scan Forte which will be crucial for finding key crafting materials.
Previously, Square-Enix provided a healthy dose of information on the two main characters of Dragon Quest Treasures, Erica and Mia, so be sure to check it out and get fully immersed in it. For more screenshots, we’ve rounded up some of the best in our extensive gallery to fuel your buzz. Hopefully we’ll get a little more information in the coming weeks ahead of the game’s December 9th launch – hey, maybe a new trailer, Square-Enix?
Are you excited to dive into Dragon Quest Treasures later this year? Grab your monster and let us know in the comments!