Famitsu reveals Dragon Quest Wars, a strategy game developed by Intelligent Systems.
Famitsu recently revealed a new entry in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest Wars. Unlike the main entries of the series, Dragon Quest Wars is a mixture of a board game and a strategy game. It is being developed by Intelligent Systems, who are known for developing strategy games such as Fire Emblem and Advance Wars.
Players pick a team of four monsters from the Dragon Quest universe and battle the computer or other players locally or online. Battles are played on a grid and the goal is to knock out all the monsters on the opponent's team. The game supports up to four players, however only two players play at a time in an elimination style of gameplay.
Yuji Horii is serving as the supervisor for this title, Akira Toriyama returns as the character designer, and Koichi Sugiyama returns as the music composer for the title.
The game will be released some time in mid-June in Japan for 500 DSiPoints. There is currently no release date in North America.
Thanks to James Charlton for translation help