Dragon Quest Treasures Release Date & Details

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Dragon Quest is having a pretty good few years as it pertains to the Nintendo Switch. Hero is in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, they’ve had multiple games such as Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age, Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation release and now there’s a new title coming, Dragon Quest Treasures.

What Is Dragon Quest Treasures?

Dragon Quest Treasures is a prequel to Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age and will fill in details of the characters Erik and Mia from that game’s backstory. The game was originally announced last year at the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary event in which they also announced a HD-2D Remake of Dragon Quest 3 and the first mainline Dragon Quest game since 2017, Dragon Quest 12. The official synopsis for Dragon Quest Treasures is as follows:

Erik and his sister Mia live on a Viking longship, dreaming of the day they can explore the world in search of grand treasure. One night they encounter a pair of otherworldly creatures, Porcus and Purrsula, and are whisked away to a mysterious place known as Draconia- a legendary land full of treasures just waiting to be discovered. The adventure Erik and Mia have always dreamed of is finally underway!

With the vast world of Draconia to explore and tons of tantalizing treasure to find, Erik, Mia, and their cute companions will need some help. The team soon befriends and recruits a veritable variety of well-mannered monsters. By making use of these monsters magical visions of hidden treasure and their unique treasure-hunting abilities, our heroes will race over open fields, scale cliffs with a single bound, and glide over gaping chasms to locate loot in even the most fiendishly inaccessible spots!”

Erik and Mia were thieves in the original Dragon Quest 11: Echoes Of An Elusive Age game, so thsi will likely explore how they developed into the characters we know and love from the original game while still holding back a few surprises for fans that think they know everything about these characters. We’ll likely see more from the game in the coming months prior to release, perhaps in another Nintendo Direct or during Gamescom Opening Night Live.

When Will The Game Release?

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Dragon Quest Treasures is launching on Nintendo Switch as what appears to be an exclusive later this year, December 9th. Akin to several other titles, it may come to other platforms later but it’ll an exclusive upon initial release at the very least. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age was one of the first games announced for the Nintendo Switch but, a year later, was released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s actually currently available as part of Xbox Game Pass, as is Dragon Quest Builders 2, so perhaps we can expect Dragon Quest Treasures to launch on other systems by December of 2023?

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