Square Enix has released a new set of details and screenshots for Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 introducing the game’s “Scout Attatck” recruitment system, monster skills and accessories, and more.
Get the information below.
■ Scout Attack
The silver-haired protagonist is on a journey to recover his memories. Being a monster master, he is able to trigger the “Scout Attack,” a skill in which his monster companions make use of his power to unleash a special attack at the opponent. If it’s a success, you can recruit the enemy monster as an ally. A gauge that appears on screen will display your scouting success rate. Even at a small percentage, it’s possible to scout a monster.
In battle, there is a new “Strategy” command available to players. Selecting this command offers a total of six options, such as “Accumulate Tension” or “Use Special Skills.” If your “Tension” is accumulated, your attack will be more powerful, and the scout gauge will rise more easily.
As you battle your monsters, they will continue to level up. Doing so will increase their attack power and other statuses. However, each race of monster also has a variety of skills, and you can allocate skill points to learn these special skills and spells.
For example, the monster “Dragon Kids” has the skills “Drago Force” and “Speed +1.” If you allocate your skill points to Drago Force, you’ll learn a powerful breath attack. If you allocate your skill points to Speed +1, you’ll be able to attack enemies more quickly.
In this regard, you can have two of the same monsters raised completely different from each other.
Monsters can also be equipped with accessories that raise its capabilities. By handing over materials like shrubs and ores to the accessory shop, you can create accessories that offer various effects. Each accessory can have a maximum of three effects.
■ New Monsters
Over 500 monsters will appear in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3. Here are the newest confirmations:
Needleman (from Dragon Quest X)
Witch Greichel (from Dragon Quest X)
Besking (from Dragon Quest: Monster Parade)
Grand Caesar (from Dragon Quest: Monster Parade)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 is due out for 3DS in Japan on March 24.
View the screenshots at the gallery.