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Dragon Quest Wars Comes Exclusively to DSiWare

by Lukasz Balicki - May 18, 2009, 1:29 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Famitsu

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

Talkback

broodwarsMay 18, 2009

Interesting move.  Can't really argue with this at only 500 DS Points.

Ian SaneMay 18, 2009

Strategy games like this are usually very big, in the sense that there is a lot of content.  They don't seem like the type of game to be offered as DSiWare.  So I'm wondering how will this turn out.  Is this going to be comparable to Advance Wars or Fire Emblem or will it be more scaled back?

I'd been considering buying a DSi in a few months but I needed to see good stuff on DSiWare; an Intelligent Systems-developed strategy game is definitely a start.

KDR_11kMay 19, 2009

Quote from: Ian

Strategy games like this are usually very big, in the sense that there is a lot of content.  They don't seem like the type of game to be offered as DSiWare.  So I'm wondering how will this turn out.  Is this going to be comparable to Advance Wars or Fire Emblem or will it be more scaled back?

Not sure but for your content argument Swords and Soldiers takes 140 blocks on WiiWare, far below the 300 limit that most games reach.

vuduMay 19, 2009

Quote from: Ian

Strategy games like this are usually very big, in the sense that there is a lot of content.  They don't seem like the type of game to be offered as DSiWare.  So I'm wondering how will this turn out.  Is this going to be comparable to Advance Wars or Fire Emblem or will it be more scaled back?

Sounds to me like there's probably just the one chess/checkers-style board.

Quote from: Flames_of_chaos

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.

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