Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, the latest entry in the Dragon Quest Monsters series, is launching on December 1, 2023, for Nintendo Switch.
The game gives players the power to command and recruit various types of monsters to join them on an epic new adventure.
Here’s an overview of the game:
In Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, Psaro is cursed by his own father, the ruler of the monster realm of Nadiria, and rendered incapable of harming any creature of monster blood. In defiance, Psaro becomes a monster wrangler and soon commands his very own army of loyal monster minions.
On his quest for revenge against his father, he meets Rose, a young elvish woman, and a mysterious man who goes by the name of Toilen Trubble… Together they head off to face the perils awaiting them in Nadiria.
Psaro’s ultimate goal is vengeance, but he’ll need to befriend many monsters and tread many dark paths before he’s capable of fulfilling his ambition.
We also get to meet some of the characters in the game:
A Proud Demihuman Prince – Psaro (Voiced by: Gwilym Lee)
Psaro dreams of one day usurping his father as Master of Monsterkind. On his journey, he rescues a young elf named Rose from her human captors, and meets a mysterious magic researcher called Toilen Trubble. The three join forces and set off on a wild adventure to Nadiria, the underworld realm of the monsters.
An Elf with a Cring Heart – Rose (Voiced by: Emma Ballantine)
An invaluable ally to Psaro, she joins him on his forays into Nadiria using her mystical elven powers to reveal the path through this foreboding land. Rose is a gentle, kind-hearted
soul, but unafraid to stand up for what she believes in.
A Fuzzy Friend and Wrangling Coach – Fizzy (Voiced by: Harriet Carmichael)
This cheeky creature has made it her life’s mission to seek out the best and brightest monster wranglers of the world. Fizzy becomes something of a mentor to Psaro, teaching him the basics of monster wrangling.
A Human with a Passion for Magic – Toilen Trubble (Voiced by: Hyoie O’Grady)
A young researcher of magic with a self- confessed propensity for five-finger discounts, Toilen joins Psaro to scour Nadiria for magical ingredients not found in the human world. He’s known to get more than a little excitable at the prospect of finding rare items.
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Ultimate Edition
A Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Ultimate Edition has also been revealed, which will include the following items:
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince – Ultimate Edition
- Platform: Nintendo Switch
- Bonus (In-game items)
- Burgundy Gothic Vestment
- Warrior’s Ring x1
- Beastie Bites x10
Early purchase bonus for the physical edition will include in-game items such as the “Wrangler’s Bundle” (Asia region original), which consists of a Silver Tiara x1, Bunny Tail x1, and Bonus Ball x3.
Pre-order/early purchase bonus for the digital edition will include a “Charcuterie Set”, which consists of Smoked Sirloin x5 and Meaty Treat x5
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, the latest entry in the Dragon Quest Monsters series, is launching on December 1, 2023, for Nintendo Switch.