Square Enix Announces Pokémon Go-Style ‘Dragon Quest Walk’ for Mobile [VIDEO]

At a press event in Tokyo, Square Enix has announced a new mobile game titled ‘Dragon Quest Walk’ that aims to blend the real-world exploration of games like Pokémon Go with the monster-battling RPG mechanics of the iconic Dragon Quest series.


A closed beta of Dragon Quest Walk will debut on June 11th, allowing players to build and decorate a virtual room with items collected through the game’s challenges and quests. During the press event, Square Enix showed off the game’s exploration of real-world locations, like Tokyo Tower, and battles against creatures like the series’ iconic slimes.

Dragon Quest Walk will be released this year in Japan for iOS and Android, with no word yet on when it will be released in Canada and other regions. 

In the meantime, check out the game’s first cinematic trailer below showing a variety of Dragon Quest beasts roaming through Tokyo’s subway system, the crowded Shibuya Crossing, the Dotonbori River in Osaka, and more rural areas.

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