Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds to release in English, pre-registration now available

Square Enix has opened the official website for upcoming mobile title Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds worldwide, set to release in 2021. The game was originally announced for Japan in May 2020, alongside a new console game, based on a classic Dragon Quest manga/anime series.

As stated on the website, the game will be available in Japanese, English, French, and Traditional Chinese.

Square Enix has also opened pre-registration on Google Play for Android devices. Players can also sign up to participate in a closed beta test (Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore only), which will take place from April 7 to April 15. The game is also announced for iOS devices, though pre-registration and the beta are Android only at the moment.

The official website contains information on the game's storyline, characters, and gameplay style. Notably, A Hero's Bonds includes cooperative gameplay elements where up to three players can join together in the game's 'lane-based' combat. There will also be two different storylines: 'Dragon Tracks', which follows the Adventure of Dai storyline, and 'Bonding Journey' where the player creates themself in a unique narrative.

The English version announcement trailer, third Japanese trailer, Google Play description, and images set can be found below.

English Announcement Trailer

Third Japanese PV

Recommended for everyone who:

  • Is interested in DRAGON QUEST, RPGs, and action games
  • Likes to play RPGs based on manga and anime, particularly from Shonen Jump
  • Enjoys engaging stories
  • Enjoys RPGs with deep character progression
  • Is looking for a game with dynamic visuals

Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, with 47 million copies in circulation in Japan, DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai is a timeless masterpiece that has made its mark in manga history, and has been reborn as a brand new, critically acclaimed animated series! Now, you can relive the legend of The Adventure of Dai in this new action-packed RPG, re-made and optimized for your mobile device. With another crisis facing the world, Dai makes a promise to his mentor, encounters new friends, and slowly learns about his own inescapable fate. This is the beginning of Dai's adventure, and his quest to become a true hero!

Push forward with your allies in dynamic three-lane battles!

  • Get embroiled in fun, intuitive three-lane battles!
  • Unleash powerful attacks to devastate your foes and advance!
  • Experience exhilarating team battle action!

Utilizing your "Break" power at the right moment is key to victory!

  • Slam your foes against the walls to activate "Break".
  • Break your enemies for major damage!
  • Show what you're made of by unleashing powerful special moves like
  • Avan Strash, Bloody Scryde, Beast King Redemption Blast, and Kafrizz!

For a more streamlined experience, try playing battles in Auto Mode. Also, you can play co-op multiplayer with up to three players! Team up and conquer your enemies!

A story that unfolds across two worlds -  Journey back and forth between two worlds and fight as you strengthen the bonds between your friends!

The classic tale: Dragon Tracks - The Dragon Tracks storyline follows the original Adventure of Dai series. Complete quests to add familiar characters to your team!

A Fresh Adventure: Bonding Journey - The Bonding Journey is an all-new story written under the guidance of the original author, Riku Sanjo! It is set in the mysterious world of Milladosia, which bears a striking resemblance to the world seen in The Adventure of Dai. The star of the story is you—the Luminary Leader! Join Dai and his friends as you fight to protect the two worlds and the many bonds that unite their inhabitants!

Become the Luminary Leader and explore the world of The Adventure of Dai! - Change your hairstyle, face, gender, and more! Customize your character and adventure in style! Switch to a variety of vocations such as warrior, martial artist, mage, and more! Choose the one that suits your play style the best!

Features lots of classic characters! Build your team and go adventure! - From the Disciples of Avan—Dai, Popp, Maam, and Leona, to Dark Army members such as Hadlar, Crocodine, Hyunckel, and Flazzard.

Boost your equipment and skills and take on new quests! - Familiar skills and gear from The Adventure of Dai are here! You can strengthen weapons, armor, and characters' skills and abilities. Complete quests, power up, and take on fierce foes!

Grow stronger with the power of bonds! - Get closer to your allies by adventuring together! When a character's Friendship Level is raised, you'll unlock exclusive special scenes with them! Also, you can raise Friendship Levels to expand the Buddy Board, allowing allies to grow even more! Bolster your bonds and grow together as a team!

Recommended System Requirements
Android 7.0 or higher
Note: We do not guarantee functionality on all devices listed above.

Supported Languages: Japanese, English, French, Traditional Chinese

Credits

  • Planning/Production: SQUARE ENIX
  • Planning/Development: DeNA
  • Made under the supervision of Yuji Horii
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