Square Enix made headlines at E3, particularly in Japan, with the announcement of Dragon Quest as a launch title for the Wii. The DS is also getting its own Dragon Quest game. While the game is set for release in Japan in 2006, a release outside (probably the US) is still unannounced. Here are some details:
Announced back in 2004 as a new entry in the Dragon Quest Monster sub series, unofficial reports from Japan indicate that the DS title will officially be known as Dragon Quest Monsters Joker.
The game will feature full 3D visuals for movement and battles. Full WiFi support will be included, allowing players throughout Japan to pit their monsters against one another in a tournament known as Jokers’ GP.
Akira Toriyama is reprising his role as character designer. Toriyama is said to have created, for the game’s lead, a “cool” male character who sports a Scout Ring, the symbol for a Monster Master. Via IGN.