Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest Walk for iOS and Android devices. It is developed by Colopl and due out in 2019 in Japan. A closed beta test for 10,000 iOS and 10,000 Android users will begin on June 11.
Here is an overview of teh game, via its official website:
What is Dragon Quest Walk?
Dragon Quest Walk is a location services-based game for smartphones. Become the protagonist and walk around the real world, which was become the world of Dragon Quest, to move forward on your adventure in an RPG like no Dragon Quest before it.
Walk the fields and talk to the townspeople while moving forward on your quest. Battle against various monsters, grow, prepare your equipment, and even challenge formidable enemies…
The Dragon Quest that has appeared on game consoles in the past has finally made the leap to the real world. Now, set off on your adventure!
A story that develops as you walk. Everyday life becomes an adventure. Set your destination from nearby spots and set off.
Quests will occur at each landmark. Various landmarks will appear all over Japan.
Build your own room in the world of Dragon Quest. Decorate your room with the furniture and items you obtain on your adventure.
At the Dragon Quest Walk announcement event, Dragon Quest series executive producer Yuu Miyake also mentioned the still not formally announced Dragon Quest XII. “By the way, about Dragon Quest XII, which I’m sure is on everyone’s mind—[Yuji] Horii and I are currently making preparations on series developments that will connect to XII. I think it’s still too early, but we would like announce it in some form, so please wait a little while longer.”
Watch the Dragon Quest Walk announcement trailer and presentation below.