Square Enix is excited to unveil the online aspects of the highly anticipated Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince for the Nintendo Switch. In this new installment, players will engage in thrilling competitions with friends and rivals worldwide, enhancing their monster-training skills as they vie for the coveted title of the ultimate monster wrangler.
Online battles, a beloved feature of the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series, are making a triumphant return, enriched with innovative gameplay elements like the Quickfire Contests. As players follow the narrative and join Psaro on his journey, they’ll unlock Fizzy’s presence in Rosehill Tower, granting access to a plethora of online opportunities and the option to acquire DLC content. These additions offer both newcomers and returning players a chance to refine their monsters’ abilities through challenging battles against fellow monster wranglers.
The game’s online experience is anchored by three key features: Online Battles, Quickfire Contests, and the Online Shop. Exceptional performances in these battles and contests will reap rewards in the form of new monsters and rare items. Meanwhile, the Online Shop allows fans to utilize hard-earned gold coins from the main game to procure valuable items such as scrolls, which can teach new Talents to the monsters in their roster. Whether players are seeking to test their skills in combat or indulge in some retail therapy, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince offers a myriad of ways to evolve as a proficient monster wrangler through its online offerings.
Below are more details via Square Enix:
Several different battle categories to choose from, including:
- Ranked Matches: This modepits wranglers against other players from around the globe as each competes to take top spot in the rankings. By rising through the ranks, fans can earn rare accessories and other items to strengthen monsters within their party.
- Friend Matches: Players will play for fun against other wranglers from within their registered friends in a player’s Nintendo® account.
- Multiplayer Tournaments: Up to eight players will clash in a knockout format against friends and rivals until only one reaches the top.
Once a player registers their party’s data, they will be ready to compete in Quickfire Contests. These massive competitions use the data of 30 players to conduct battles automatically in the blink of an eye. Participants can only earn rewards from a Quickfire Contest once per day, but they include items that can raise your monsters’ stats, as well as identical monsters (B Rank and below only) from any teams defeated over the course of the competition. After a contest, players can view the details of each battle, as well as use opponents’ party data to conduct Sparring Matches for practice. Utilize this information to improve one’s party composition and tweak battle tactics. Quickfire Contests are a fast and easy way to strengthen your party, recruit new monsters and earn useful items.
The Online Shop
The Online Shop updates its stock every day (real-world days, rather than in-game days), but the items available can also change as each player progresses through the story. With special scrolls that can teach a new Talent to a monster, many powerful accessories, and a selection of delectable meats available, the Online Shop has something of value for monster wranglers of all levels. Be sure to check back regularly and try not to let all that in-game gold burn a hole in Psaro’s pocket.