Dragon Quest Treasures Demo Now Live on Nintendo Switch

Try before you buy.
Try before you buy. Square Enix

Good news for those not sure if they want to buy Dragon Quest Treasures . A free playable demo has just been launched on Nintendo Switch. The demo lets players experience the game's beginning portions.

All progress made by playing the demo, including save data, is carried over to the full game. Those who decide to buy the full game after playing the demo also get five Better Buddy Bullets that's sure to help their adventures.

Dragon Quest Treasures was officially launched on Nintendo Switch in December 2022. The game has players follow Erik and Mia as siblings go on their childhood adventure to look for the seven fabled Dragonstones. If those names sound familiar, that’s because they’re from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. In addition to the Standard Edition, a Digital Deluxe Edition was made available which includes three monster allies Great Sabrecat, Ruby Golem, and Icy Dragling, aside from the base game. This Digital Deluxe Edition also offers batches of Bestest Buddy Bullets and Omniheal Bombs.

The game is set in the mysterious world of Draconia with the focus on Erik and Mia, and these two won't be by their "lonesome" since joining them are their cute companion creatures, Purrsula and Porcus. Along this extraordinary journey, they meet monster pals which can be recruited as they look for those boundless treasures. These monsters have unique abilities that players can tap into to reach otherwise inaccessible areas and discover hidden treasures.

As Erik and Mia, players need to defend against monsters and rival gangs until they can return to the base and have their treasures appraised. By collecting treasures, players can increase the value of their vault and expand their home base, allowing them to build up their party of friendly monsters even further.

The Dragon Quest Franchise

Dragon Quest Treasures is one of the spinoffs of Dragon Quest. The latter is a legendary series created by Yuji Horii and loved by millions of players worldwide. The first-ever game of the franchise was Dragon Quest released in 1986 in Japan, and later made its official debut in the US in 1989 but under the title Dragon Warrior. Since then, this highly acclaimed series has released 11 titles in the main series with many spin-off games, films, novels, manga, anime, and merchandise. The franchise celebrated its 36th anniversary last year and holds different Guinness World Records and one of which is the “Longest-Running Japanese RPG Series.”

Learn more about Dragon Quest Treasures here.

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