Dragon Quest XI introduces monster mount system

Mount dragons, skull crawlers, machines, and bees.

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The latest issue of Weekly Jump has first details on Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time‘s monster mount system.

When you defeat a monster in battle, there will be times that you can mount it. By mounting a monster, you can go places that you couldn’t go before. During the game, you’ll borrow the power of various monsters in order to overcome terrain-based obstacles.

Weekly Jump has a look at the following:

  • Dragon Rider – If you mount a Dragon Rider, you can travel to places you couldn’t reach by walking.
  • Skull Rider – If you mount monsters like the Skull Rider, you can climb up cliffs and dungeon walls only scalable by six-legged creatures.

Two new monsters are also introduced:

  • Pearl Mobile – A mysterious machine made of a beautiful, pearl-like metal. Its body releases numbing gas. You can ride inside these machines and use them to leap to higher ground.
  • Bee Rider – The elites of the Ocobolt world ride supergiant bees. They attack with a needle and lance. You can ride these bees and use them to cross over lakes.

Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will launch for PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29 in Japan. A Switch version is also planned, but has yet to be shown or dated. If you missed it, catch the latest trailers and gameplay footage here.

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