LOS ANGELES (August 7, 2014) – Following the successful launch of DRAGON QUEST ™ VIII: Journey of the Cursed King™ on mobile devices, SQUARE ENIX® today announced that its chapter-based role-playing game (RPG), DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen™, is now available on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices.
The first installment in the Zenithian Trilogy, DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen features an epic adventure that unfolds over five unique chapters – each focused on a different cast of characters on a journey to save the world. In the far-flung corners of the globe, players get to experience each storyline from the perspective of the “Hero’s” future companions, with the fifth chapter told directly from the “Hero’s” standpoint.
“DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen really encapsulates all the JRPG elements DRAGON QUEST fans covet – a fascinating story combined with classic RPG gameplay,” said Noriyoshi Fujimoto, producer of the mobile version of DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen. “Given the title’s immense success on other platforms, we knew that re-releasing it for mobile devices was inevitable. Our fans can now re-live this compelling tale in one standalone package with 40-plus hours of battles, mysteries and a delightful ensemble of characters.”
DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen lets mobile players embark on an epic journey to explore the land, seas and skies of the familiar DRAGON QUEST universe. Creating a truly direct and engaging experience, players cans slide their touchscreen to rotate camera viewpoints in order to explore towns and villages in full 360 degrees. Moreover, characters, sounds and environments in DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen are really brought to life by the series’ long time music composer Koichi Sugiyama and art director Akira Toriyama.
Additional DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen features include:
Party Talk: Party Talk is a newly-introduced feature for the mobile version. This enables the player to have a chat with friends at any point during her/his adventure. Conversations with friends of diverse personalities will add another interesting dimension to the adventure.
Wagon Quest: Once players acquire a wagon, they can take a team of (up to) ten companions on their adventure; companions can be swapped in and out of a players’ party at will.
AI Battles: To defeat even the toughest enemies with ease, players can use various tactics and instruct faithful companions to fight automatically.
The Casino – The old series favorite is back as players can now try their luck at three fantastic games: slot machines, poker and monster battles.
Extra Chapter – This extra chapter allows players to explore a challenging bonus dungeon beyond the end of the game.
DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen is now available for $14.99 on iOS and Android devices. To download the game, visit:
iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-quest-iv/id847381935?l=ja&ls=1&mt=8
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.dq4
To view the launch trailer on YouTube, click here. For more information on DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen, visit: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dqsp/dq4/en/.
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Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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