Square Enix has released a new set of screenshots for the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, introducing a couple of new party members Morrie and Red’s skills, a pair of brand new monsters, and more.
Get the details below.
Skill Master System
The Skill Master System, which boasts a long history in the Dragon Quest series, is the growth system used in Dragon Quest VIII. You can distribute the skill points you earn by leveling up to a variety of skills to learn various special skills and magic.
■ Red’s Special Skills
Red is a lady thief who didn’t appear in the original game as a playable character and can learn “Fan” skills. She’s an attack type and can use other thief-like weapons suh as the dagger and whip.
A couple of her skills include:
“Folding Fan” (Fan skill)
“Twin Wave” (Whip skill) – Red bends her whip left and right and strikes the enemy with continuous attacks. Useful against groups of enemies.
■ Morrie’s Special Skills
Morrie is an old man with a unique sense. In addition to “Claw” skills, he can also wield other weapons such as club and hammers.
A couple of his skills include:
“Tiger Claw” (Claw skill)
“Morrie Burning” (Fervor skill)
When Morrie strikes a pose, flames whirl around him, and within an instant, the enemy is engulfed in a sea of flames.
When you encounter enemies on the field, you’ll enter battle with the enemy. In addition to monsters that appeared in the original version, Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS will also introduce brand new monsters.
Returning monsters include:
- Dancing Devil
New monsters include:
A monster who wears a Morrie costume. Does it have a connection to Morrie, or is it just your ordinary cosplay?
A delicious-looking Slime monster with whipped cream and a cherry on.
■ High-Speed Mode
A new command (“Speed”) has been added to the battle menu that lets you speed up the pace of battle. With this feature you can significantly reduce the length of battle. Players can change the battle speed at any time during battle. When in high-speed mode, the words “High Speed” will appear in the upper left of the screen.
Dragon Quest VIII is due out for 3DS in Japan on August 27.
View the new set of screenshots at the gallery.