Square Enix has released new information and screenshots for Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline introducing the continent of Eltona and island of Rakkaran.
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For this update, we will introduce Eltona, one of the continents of Astoltia, covering its topography, governing race (Elves), and the characters you will encounter.
Due to its warmth and frequent rain, there are many areas rich in nature and inhabited by various plants and animals, but in the western part of the continent, there is also a cursed land covered entirely by a demonic miasma. In the northern part of the continent, there is a world tree that has been growing for over 500 years.
—There is a wealth of water sources, as well as many thick forests and wetlands.
—The world tree that towers above the Eternal Forest is an important part of the Elves’ lives.
—On the cursed land stands a great tree, which is dyed black by the demonic miasma.
A race with pointed ears, translucent wings, and respect for nature. They have a strong desire to understand the world, and have passed down vast knowledge and various technologies from generation to generation.
—For Elves, even teaching is a learning experience. There inquisitiveness is never-ending.
—Elven technology is also utilized in buildings, such as in wooden buildings built without nails.
—A kamushika is an animal loved by the Elves as a creature said to be an incarnation of the wind, and there are some areas in which they coexist.
Villages and Towns
Eltona features many historical villages and towns that continue to practice longtime rituals and customs such as the festival to celebrate the flowering of the world tree. Given their love for nature, towns are abound with greenery such as large trees and rows of cherry blossom trees.
—Tsusukul Village: An academic village with an school called “Garden of Learning.” A shrine maiden able to manipulate the power of wind governs the village.
—Azlan, the Wind Town: A town which upholds the custom of the “Wind Farewell Ceremony,” in which they pray for the new wind’s protection. Its people coexists with the kamushika, a creature said to be an incarnation of the wind.
—Kamihalmui Castle / Kamihalmui, The Royal Capital: The capital city governed by the Kamihalmui royal family, where cherry blossoms are in full bloom all year round. In the center of the city is a castle surrounded by a moat.
—Gakeppuchi Village: A village constructed with the purpose of monitoring the cursed land. It stands beside a river of light.
The Characters You Will Encounter
During your adventure in Eltona, you will encounter the students of Tsusukul Village’s “Garden of Learning,” party member Fuura, and Fuura’s father as well.
—Fuura: A girl from Azlan, the wind town, who c omes to Tsusukul Village to study. She has the qualities of a “wind rider,” but is troubled.
—Shrine Maiden Himea: A shrine madien who governs Tsusukul Village. She hardly ever appears in public, and is said to possess a mysterious power beyond understanding.
—King Nicoloi: The king who governs the land of Kamihalmui, known as a wise ruler. He has yet to overcome the tragedy that occurred 50 years ago.
—Kyusuke: An easily elated Elf who has been held back at the Garden of Learning for over 10 years. His abilities are unknown.
—Lord Taketora: The lord of Azlan, the wind town. He hopes to see his beloved daughter Fuura become the next wind rider.
■ Rakkaran, The Entertainment Island
In addition to the continents governed by the five races, Astoltia also has two large islands. One of them is Rakkaran, the entertainment island, which as its name suggests is an island with recreational activities such as a casino and the mansion of the island owner who collects small medals.
—The island’s flashy streets are crowded with tourists from all over the world.
—Gohleck, the owner of the island, is also a small medal collector.
—Many people visit the island for its newly opened casino.
The Four Games You Can Play at the Casino
The key establishment on Rakkaran is its newly opened casino. In the casino, you can use tokens to play casino games, and exchange the tokens you collect for various prizes. There are four types of casino games you can play.
—Slot machines and poker tables line the extravagant and gaudy casino floor.
—Big chances like Tension Up, Casino Raid, and more will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The four games are as follows:
—Slots: A game in which you spin the reel to line up the images. If the liquid metal slime images line up, Metal Mode will activate, allowing you to earn two times the amount of tokens.
—Poker: A game in which you make a poker hand with five cards. If you manage to make a hand, you can play Double or Nothing to try to earn double the tokens.
—Roulette: A prediction game in which you guess which space the spinning ball will stop. If it lands on the space with the treasure chest, you can win a large amount of tokens.
—Bingo: A game in which you must fill out a row on your card based on the numbers of the spaces where the ball lands. The more bingos you get, the more tokens you obtain.
Dragon Quest X Offline is due out for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 26, 2022 in Japan. Read more about the game here, here, and here.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.