Square Enix has released a new set of details and screenshots for Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 introducing the game’s online battle features.
Get the information below.
■ Challenge Monster Masters Across the Country
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 has an internet feature that will let you compete against monster masters all over Japan. This time, we’ll detail the game’s “Wi-Fi Ranking Battle” mode.
What are Wi-Fi Ranking Battles?
Through Wi-Fi Ranking Battles, monster masters all of the country can register the data of the monsters they’ve trained and battle against the monsters registered by other monster masters.
Two types of tournaments will be held everyday for a certain period of time. When the tournaments close, final rankings will be announced, and the next day tournaments will be held again. You can enter a tournament at any time.
In Master GP tournaments, each monster master fights using the monsters they’re proudest of to earn the title of “strongest” player. There are no restrictions on the monsters allowed to participate.
Unlike Master GP where every monster can participate, in this tournament, there are conditions for the monsters that can register. Under these conditions, you’ll need to form a party and take on the challenge strategically.
■ Wi-Fi Ranking Battles
You can participate in Wi-Fi Ranking Battles by obtaining a “Participation Ticket.” 10 Participation Tickets are distributed each week.
In Ranking Battles, you’ll battle against randomly selected monster masters (matched to your own strength) from across the country in a series of three matches. You can also personally select the “strength” of the monster masters you battle. The higher the strength of your opponent, the higher the amount of points you’ll receive in the rankings.
When the final rankings of each tournament is announced, your ranking will be determined. Rankings will be updated everyday.
Ranking Battles also have an auto-battle feature. Using this, you can shorten battle time drastically.
Ride Monsters into Battle
Not only can you ride monsters in the field, you can also ride them into battle. By synchronizing with your monster, you can unlock all sorts of ability enhancements. There are also some special techniques that can only be triggered while riding a monster.
When you battle players online, you’ll receive coins as a rewards. These coins will be awarded for participating in Ranking Battles, coming out on top, and at various other times. These coins can be exchanged for accessories and monsters.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 is due out for 3DS in Japan on March 24.
View the screenshots at the gallery.