New Dragon Quest Monsters Game for Nintendo Switch Teased by Square Enix

Square Enix has teased a new Dragon Quest Monsters game for Nintendo Switch to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary

Published: May 26, 2023 11:18 PM /


Dragon Quest Monsters 25th Anniversary Art

This year Square Enix will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series and it just teased a new game. 

According to the tease, that came at the end of a brief trailer celebrating the history of the series, the new game is in development for Nintendo Switch. Nothing else has been shared for the moment.

You can check out the trailer below.

If you're unfamiliar with the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series, it originally debuted on the Game Boy Color on September 25, 1998, and focused on the ability to recruit monsters to fight alongside the hero as a party. It also comes with breeding and progression mechanics that may remind you of the Pokemon series, albeit there are differences that make Dragon Quest Monsters more than a clone.

The series has been continuing ever since with plenty of additional games including the three Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker games released between 2006 and 2016. The fact that the new game is for Nintendo Switch should not surprise, considering that the series is mostly rooted in mobile platforms. 

Incidentally, today Square Enix also announced the release date of another spin-off Dragon Quest game, Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, based on the popular manga and anime series. It'll come to PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X|S later this year.

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