Published on December 4th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


SQUARE ENIX® has launched DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, the latest role-playing game in the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series. DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince is now available globally, exclusively for Nintendo Switch™.

In DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, Psaro must become a Monster Wrangler, recruiting, and fighting alongside monsters throughout the fantastical world of Nadiria, where rivers of bubbling lava, mysterious ancient ruins and soaring towers of cake await. DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince features over 500 unique monsters to battle, recruit and train, along with online battles, changing seasons and a revamped synthesis system.


The synthesis system returns to the series in a new and evolved form, offering players the chance to discover new monster combinations with their own innate talents. Fans can then put their monsters to the test in one of two battle arenas – the Endor Colosseum in the human world of Terrestria, and the Maulosseum in the monster realm of Nadiria. Using the right combination of monsters, battle tactics, skills, magic spells, attribute boosters and accessories is key to victory

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince encourages fans to immerse in the game’s strategic battles, where players can issue precise orders to each individual monster, or set general tactics for their party, such as ‘Show No Mercy’ or ‘Focus on Healing’. Up to eight monsters can join the main party, with four monsters engaging in battle and four more in reserve.

Once players have assembled a DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS “dream team”, take the battle online and lead parties of powerful monsters to compete against other Monster Wranglers from around the world. For the first time in the series, online players can compete in Quickfire Contests, massive competitions that use the data of 30 players to conduct battles automatically. Additionally, there are several online battle modes to jump into, including Ranked Matches, Friend Matches, and Multiplayer Tournaments, where up to eight players clash in a knockout format until only one reaches the top.

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince is now available on physical and digital formats for Nintendo Switch.


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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