Dragon Quest Tact, the strategic mobile monster battler from Square Enix, is now available worldwide for Android and iOS devices after amassing over 10 million free downloads since its July 2020 debut in Japan.
Introducing a new form of grid-based combat to the long-running RPG franchise, Dragon Quest Tact challenges players to recruit, train, and customize a roster of iconic monsters from across the series’ many instalments. To celebrate the worldwide launch of this tactical RPG, Square Enix is offering a free King Slime for a limited time to bolster players’ starting line-up with a touch of regal class and power.
From the series’ signature adorable Slimes, Sabrecubs, and stalwart Golems to the fiercer Hybirds, Killing Machines, and fire-flinging Dragonlords every monster has a place as players battle to save the world of Orchesterra from the machinations of the dark lord.
With simple controls and a tactical grid-based battlefield view, players can orchestrate the movements and attacks of their team of monsters to outwit foes and overcome challenges. Assembling a team of monsters with complementary abilities is key, with a mix of single-target, area-of-effect, and status imbuing powers necessary to succeed.
Using resources and Gold collected through battle or purchased via the shop, monsters can be upgraded to gain ranks, making them more competent combatants by increasing their toughness and enhancing their abilities. This in turn leads to match-ups against more hardy foes and the opportunity to further grow the roster of available monster allies.
Each monster belongs to a family subclass and fulfils a specific role in the team. The smiling Slime that first made an appearance in the original 1986 Dragon Quest is, as you might expect, part of the Slime Family and is an early attack-focused ally. Dragon Quest III’s devious Cannibox is a debuff role monster that hails from the Inorganic Family and provides support to bamboozle enemies, while the Demon Family Dracky prefers magic to getting its wings dirty in melee combat.
From Beast and Nature, to Dragon and Undead, the different monster family types all feature a number of familiar faces that fulfil various roles including Attack, Defense, Magic, Support, and Debuff. Training and upgrading your monster roster is vital, giving lower-ranked monsters the opportunity to shine as you progress through the narrative Adventure mode.
The Battle Road ensures that monsters of all rarity levels and strengths have a role to play by presenting challenges to tackle using specific allies. Battle Roads feature original stories and are best approached with a large and varied roster of monster allies that can be freely obtained through play.
The visual identity of these monsters is provided by Akira Toriyama, who worked on the original Dragon Quest monster design, and is complemented here by the iconic Dragon Quest score composed by Koichi Sugiyama. This ensures that Dragon Quest Tact has the distinct look and sound of the classic series and it is underpinned by game direction from Yuji Horii, whose vision created the Dragon Quest series that first debuted 35 years ago.
Recruit and train monster allies to outwit enemies and uncover the secrets of the dark lord in the fight for Orchesterra, Dragon Quest Tact is now available via free download on Android and iOS devices. The King Slime monster ally is available as a free log-in bonus for a limited time.