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New Dragon Quest Treasures trailer highlights the RPG’s blend of styles

Square Enix released a new Dragon Quest Treasures trailer ahead of the monster catcher’s Dec. 9, 2022, launch date on Nintendo Switch. The new glimpse highlights a bit of what players can expect from the spinoff, including where all that shiny loot goes after you dig it out and prize it from the clutches of the series’ signature monsters, drawn in Akira Toriyama’s iconic style.

Dragon Quest Treasures follows Erik, from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, and his sister Mia in a tale that takes place during their childhood, long before Erik’s big adventure. The siblings get pulled into a vortex and deposited in another dimension, where they decide the natural next step is recruiting a team of monsters and building a dazzling base of operations.

Your goal in Dragon Quest Treasures is, well, finding treasure, and plenty of it. Sussing out all that hidden booty is a lot of work for two kids, but Erik and Mia can tame and recruit monsters drawn from Dragon Quest history, including Golems, Dracky, and the adorably deadly Sabretooth 

The new trailer shows what looks like Dragon Quest’s usual biomes – a smoldering volcano, for example, a desert, and a frigid arctic region – but at the end of the day, the duo heads back to their base. Here, Erik and Mia cash in their treasure for expansions to their humble otherworldly abode, new furniture, and plenty of trophies.

It might not be Dragon Quest XII, but Dragon Quest Treasures looks like an RPG to keep an eye on this winter.

Written by Josh Broadwell on behalf ofGLHF

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