New Dragon Quest IX Information

The latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump features a huge Dragon Quest IX blow-out, including images of the game's world map and a huge interview with Yūji Horii, the game's director, Akira Toriyama, lead artist and Koichi Sugiyama, the composer.

Here's a brief summary of what was said:

General Information

  • The game will have one save slot

  • Dragon Quest IX was designed to be an evolution of the third title in the series

  • The game's theme is independence

Gameplay Information

  • Players will receive a damage bonus for attacking the same enemy over and over

  • The dexterity statistic effects how often your characters land critical hits

  • There are many different quests in the game to undertake

  • Some quests form parts of larger sub-plots

  • The game's content is so large that the game could be played for over 100 hours

  • The dexterity statistic effects how often your characters land critical hits

Multiplayer Information

  • Multiplayer was a big focus for the team creating the game

  • Players can exchange items between each other during multiplayer

  • When you die in multiplayer you can respawn instantly at the church or wait for a friend's help - they can revive you nearby and save you the walk

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