Last week, Square Enix announced a new Dragon Quest game for mobile with a full reveal planned for today. The live stream in Japanese revealed Dragon Quest Champions for iOS and Android made in collaboration with Koei Tecmo. Koei Tecmo has worked with Square Enix on the Dragon Quest Heroes action games in the past. Dragon Quest Champions is a brand-new Dragon Quest RPG set for release in Japan with closed beta sign-ups now live in Japan. Dragon Quest Champions is the first new Dragon Quest mobile release since Dragon Quest Builders ($27.99) hit the platform last year. There will be a solo mode and a mode with up to 50 players in total as well. Watch the live stream for the game reveal below:
If you’d like to try Dragon Quest Champions in Japan, you can sign up for the closed beta test here for iOS and Android. The official website has some gameplay screenshots and more information about the cast in Japanese with a confirmation that the game will be free (to play likely). As of this writing, a Dragon Quest Champions release date hasn’t been announced. Until we learn about a release date for Japan, I’m not going to be optimistic about an international launch. Until we learn more about Dragon Quest Champions, check out Dragon Quest Builders on the App Store for iOS here and Google Play for Android here. Have you played Dragon Quest Builders or any of the premium Dragon Quest numbered series ports on mobile yet?