Dragon Quest VR Brings Slimes to VR Zone Arcade in Japan This Month

Slay slimes and go on adventures with your favorite heroes in virtual reality. 


Japan sure loves its Dragon Quest, and for good reason. It's an excellent series of RPGs, and there's an entry for just about everyone. That's why it's no surprise that this month, Japan's VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo is welcoming the series' first VR title: Dragon Quest VR. Bandai Namco's VR Zone is the very same location that also houses an awesome VR version of Mario Kart, just in case you needed another reason to visit.

There's a new trailer to go with the announcement, though it unfortunately doesn't show off any gameplay or what you might expect from the actual game. You can, however, see others enjoying the game while walking around in a large play area. I'm guessing it looks a lot cooler when you're actually the one wearing the Vive headset.

Series creator Yuji Horii is over the moon to see his game coming to life in such a way, however, as he says in the trailer. “I really felt like I was holding a sword and shield and walking through the world — I thought it was incredibly fun.” That's high praise, especially coming from the man who created it all! 

If you decide you want to make the trip to Tokyo to play Dragon Quest VR, you can make reservations at VR Zone starting on April 20, and the game itself will be available to play on April 27. You've still got some time to hop a flight overseas if you really want to play. Is it worth it? If you're a true Dragon Quest fan, it is. 

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