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Smartphone RPG Dragon Quest of the Stars coming west in 2020

Western fans will finally get a chance to try the game out.


Square Enix is bringing its mobile RPG Dragon Quest of the Stars to the West in early 2020.

Confirmation finally comes by way of Square Enix, who confirmed the game would be coming Stateside in a press release. The game has already been out in Japan since October 2015, so it's been some time since the rest of the world got to try it. Now, it'll be Western fans' turn to give it a spin.

It's not the same Dragon Quest AR game we heard about not too long ago created in the same vein as Pokemon Go, but something different entirely. This adventure is a gacha-based RPG that will find you setting off on a journey with a customizable player hero that can team up with other AI companions to complete missions solo or in multiplayer.

Defeating enemies will net you rewards and materials to upgrade your characters, and as you get stronger, you go out and do it all again. This particular game will include new artwork from Dragon Ball Z artist and Dragon Quest mainstay Akira Toriyama himself, as well as new artwork from illustrator Kanahei. There will be communication in-game for players that takes place with special emoji, which features Slimes and other Dragon Quest characters, all designed by Kanahei.

You can register for an Android closed beta test now, and the test will run from October 30 through November 28. Be sure to head over to the Google Play store and apply for the closed beta to see if you can get in. Unfortunately, not everyone will be accepted, as is the nature of beta testing.

If you don't get in, however, you can play the entire game when it releases early 2020 on iOS and Android. That's not too much longer to wait, but seeing as it's been out for four years already, there's probably plenty of footage for you to watch online to see if you like it before the game drops. It's just in Japanese, but you should be able to get the gist, at the very least.

Are you excited for this new Dragon Quest game making it over to the West? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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