Square Enix has launched the official Japanese website for Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional.
The website features first screenshots of the updated Joker 3, which will be the last entry in the Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker series, as well as a few new details:
Of the over 700 monsters featured in the game (200 more than its predecessor), monsters from newer titles like Dragon Quest X and Hoshi no Dragon Quest will appear in great numbers, as well as completely original monsters.
Up until now, there have been good fields and bad fields for ridable monsters, but in Joker 3 Professional, that notion is negated. For example, before you would have to ride a monster that lives in the water to dive into the bottom of a lake, but now every monster can be used to swim.
Additionally, you can also ride giant monsters. When doing so, you can enjoy the adventure as if you’ve transformed into a huge monster. Just like when riding a normal size monster, you can atack enemies while riding a giant monster, as well as utilize its large size to trample monsters wandering about.
New areas have been added that only those aiming to be the strongest can enter. Many new adventures of course await players in these new areas. Somewhat different monsters from what we’ve seen so far wander about the savage lands of the planet.
Nochorin, who lives with the Nochora Clan in Break World, will become the player’s “partner” and travel with him on this adventure. Nochorin not only provides a variety of help in the field, he’s also a reliable partner who participates in battle.
Various elements have been added on the system side to make things speedier.
- Story Shortcuts – The basic story of Joker 3 Professional is the same as Joker 3, but there is a now a shortcut function that lets you advance the story to specific scenes. Additionally, you can look back on story scenes through a synopsis.
- Speedier Movement – Compared to the original game, the movement speed on the field has significantly increased.
- Make Battles Faster – Speed battles were in the original game, but now you can also use the feature during Wi-Fi and local battles.
Additionally, you’ll be able to import your monster data from the original game. If you have save data from the original game, you’ll be able to import data at a maximum of 10 monsters a day at any time. Your monsters’ skills, size, and even their coloring will be imported.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional is due out for 3DS in Japan on February 9 for 5,250 yen.