Dragon Quest Stroll is Sq. Enix’s reply to Pokemon Go – CNET

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Dragon Quest Stroll.

Sq. Enix

Final week Nintendo introduced Pokemon Sleep, reasoning that it may gamify sleeping like Pokemon Go gamified strolling. Nevertheless it seems like Sq. Enix thinks strolling nonetheless has some, uh, mileage.

The corporate on Sunday introduced Dragon Quest Stroll, an iOS and Android addition to the long-lasting JRPG sequence. The reveal trailer confirmed little gameplay, however, with its depictions of 3D Dragon Quest monsters interacting with real-life people, hinted at augmented actuality (AR) performance.

A number of the little gameplay we did see seemed an terrible lot like Pokemon Go, seeming to contain an identical map-based interface. Nonetheless, it does seem that Dragon Quest’s well-known turn-based fight is current right here.

Dragon Quest Stroll might be launched in Japan this yr. No worldwide launch window was given. You’ll be able to see the trailer under. 

For those who’re hungry for an additional Pokemon Go-like expertise, Dragon Quest Stroll will not be your solely possibility. Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, is growing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It is slated for launch by the top of the yr.

The Pokemon Firm in the meantime, is specializing in our shut-eye. Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of the Pokemon Firm, stated final Tuesday that Pokemon Sleep will “flip sleeping into leisure.” Pokemon Sleep is ready for launch in 2020 and can work with a tool Nintendo is asking the Pokemon Go Plus Plus, a peripheral that may assist observe your sleep and monitor sleep patterns. 

Together with Pokemon Sleep, The Pokemon Firm additionally unveiled a follow-up to Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. It is coming to Nintendo Swap and a cloud-based service known as Pokemon House that hyperlinks your telephone and Swap so you possibly can seize your Pokemon and chuck all of them collectively.  

In the meantime, the final we noticed of Dragon Quest was Echoes of an Elusive Age, the 11th principal recreation within the franchise. It was initially launched in Japan on the Nintendo Swap and 3DS in 2017, with a worldwide launch for the PlayStation four final September. 


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