Dragon Quest Treasures screenshots detail battle system, monster abilities, and more

Square Enix has released new information and screenshots for Dragon Quest Treasures, detailing the game's battle system, monster abilities, and more.

The details can be found below with screenshots in the gallery, via Square Enix.

Dragon Quest Treasures launches on December 9 for Nintendo Switch.

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Team Up with Monsters to Take Down Your Enemies

In Dragon Quest Treasures, Erik and Mia hunt for loot on the floating islands of Draconia, where monsters roam free. Some of these are hostile and need no excuse to attack Erik and Mia. Fortunately, the siblings have a team of trusty monster allies, and together they can fight off would-be attackers!

Erik and Mia can pick up to three monsters from their gang to accompany them on their adventures.
Fend off foes with your monster pals! Attacking and dodging is as simple as pressing a button.

With Monsters on Your Side, Battle is Nothing to Fear!

The action is fast-paced but deceptively simple! Just approach an enemy to engage them in combat, and your AI-controlled monsters will fight to the best of their abilities. There are no complicated controls, leaving you free to enjoy the battle.

If a hostile monster spots you when you're searching for treasure, it will attack without a moment's notice!
Let battle commence! Your monsters will decide the best course of action to win the fight.
Emerge victorious and you'll be rewarded with experience points, gold and even items! Erik and Mia can get in on the action using their Dragon Daggers and catapults, or watch from the sidelines as their monsters duke it out.
Creep up on your enemy unnoticed to perform a sneak attack and inflict massive damage.
You can even let your monsters fight while you concentrate on digging up buried treasure.
There are two different orders you can issue to your monsters when you're out exploring. Tell them to "Gather round!" and they'll rush to your side, or shout "Go, go, go!“ and they'll seek out nearby enemies to fight.

Tools At Your Disposal: Dragon Daggers and Catapults

Erik and Mia can help their comrades in battle using their Dragon Daggers and catapults. Both can be used to attack enemies and support allies—the daggers have healing effects, while the catapults provide all kinds of useful support.

Use the Dragon Daggers to attack monsters or break open pots and crates.
If Erik or Mia suffer damage, they can use the magic of their daggers to heal themselves.
Use the catapult to snipe out-of-reach enemies. Pellets can be found in chests or purchased from Axel's workshop.
Certain pellets have healing effects, while others will buff your allies. You can even use the catapult while you're moving!
Many enemies are weak against elements such as fire, or a specific type of physical damage. All such vulnerabilities can be exploited with the right pellet!
Strike an enemy with a buddy bullet to increase the likelihood of it wanting to join your gang. Be sure to keep a few on hand because you never what powerful monster you'll meet next!

Inflict Major Damage with a Monster Medley!

If Erik, Mia and their monster minions manage to chain their attacks together in the right order, they'll unleash a Monster Medley. Continue the combo to dish out even more damage!

Each monster has three or four different abilities at its disposal. They each also have a different lineup of abilities, and the amount can be different too, even between monsters of the same species.
Your monsters are more than capable of choosing the right ability for the situation, be it attacking a foe or supporting an ally.
If they time their attacks right, Erik, Mia and their allies can combine them into a powerful Monster Medley!
Chain together many attacks and abilities to dish out astronomical damage!

Over the course of their adventures, Erik and Mia will obtain monster-themed medals that can be equipped to boost stats such as attack power and deftness. Some will be contained in chests, while others may be dropped by monsters—keep your eyes peeled!

Raise your gang's rank to equip more medals.
Each medal provides a different effect, and can come in one of four ranks: bronze, silver, gold or rainbow.

Unleash the Dragon on Your Foes!

Every hit Erik and Mia land on the enemy charges their Dagger Gauge. Once the gauge is full, they or their monsters will be able to Unleash the Dragon and perform a very special technique—a unique super attack. Not only are these set-piece skills a wonder to behold, they also inflict enormous damage!

The Dagger Gauge appears below Erik and Mia's portraits, and can be charged for up to three uses. Unleashing the Dragon once or activating Erik and Mia's Wild Side ability uses one charge of the Dagger Gauge.
Fill up the gauge and then instruct your slime to Unleash the Dragon!
Slimes have a super attack called Meteoric Rise, which causes huge damage to all nearby enemies.

Erik and Mia can Unleash the Dragon themselves with an ability called Wild Side. This special technique calls on the siblings' survival instincts, temporarily boosting all their stats and increasing their movement speed!

This ability allows for damaging combos, raises movement speed, and can be performed while already in motion. Give in to your Wild Side!

When Different Monsters Unleash the Dragon!

Restless Armours - Gigaslash
Orc - Call the Cavalry
Loss Leaders - Dark Machinations
Killing Machines - Full Beam

Dragon Quest Treasures