Archives by Day

February 2023

Dragon Quest Treasures

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: Dec. 9, 2022

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!


As an Amazon Associate, we earn commission from qualifying purchases.

'Dragon Quest Treasures' Explains Online Connectivity Features - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2022 @ 1:54 p.m. PST

A completely new spinoff from the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest Treasures explores the childhood of the siblings Mia and Erik from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

Dragon Quest Treasures follows Erik and his sister Mia who live on a Viking longship, dreaming of someday exploring the world for grand treasures. One night they encounter a pair of otherworldly creatures, Porcus and Purrsula, and are led to a mysterious ruin, where they come across a pair of Dragon Daggers. Upon obtaining the magical daggers, the plucky duo is whisked away to the floating continent of Draconia. This legendary land is home to monsters and countless pieces of precious loot, including seven legendary Dragonstones that are highly sought after among serious treasure hunters.

Loot can be hidden in the most fiendishly inaccessible locations, so players must recruit a variety of well-meaning monsters and make use of their unique treasure-hunting abilities. These charming creatures will help players to race over open fields, scale cliffs with a single bound, and glide over gaping chasms.

As players start their journey as Erik and Mia, they’ll learn how to fight alongside a team of monster pals and utilize their unique abilities to find hidden treasures and reach otherwise inaccessible areas. The two will also need to protect their treasure from monsters and rival gangs until they can get it back to base to be appraised. Collecting treasure will increase the player’s vault value, allowing them to expand their home base and further build up their brigade of friendly monsters.

With the release of Dragon Quest Treasures mere days away, it's time we told you about the game's online features!

You can connect with other real-world players and interact in a number of ways, from showing off your top treasures to searching for hidden loot.

Treasure hunting is always more fun with friends! Read on, and we’ll tell you how it all works!

Connecting with others via the internet

Once Erik and Mia's gang has grown sufficiently large, a mechanical diplomat known as AL4N will come and stay at their base. He grants access to the Gang Network, a hub for online features that players can use to interact with other gangs.

Once you've connected to the internet, you'll be able to hide treasure in Draconia, search for loot hidden by others, send your monsters out to show off your best treasures to other gangs, and likewise receive their monsters as guests.

Let’s take a closer look:

AL4N is an old friend of the station master, Mr Euston, and an accomplished diplomat. He comes to the base after hearing about Erik and Mia's achievements.

When the gang's rank is high enough, AL4N will grant access to the Gang Network.

The Gang Network lets you check other players' profiles, and is a hub for fun mini games, such as Treasure Hunts and Treasure Tours.

To access the online features, simply link a Nintendo Account to the Nintendo Switch™ user and speak to AL4N. A subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required.

Here are some of the games you can play:

Treasure hunting with friends: Hide your treasure anywhere in Draconia, or download hidden treasure data uploaded by other users… then let the hunt begin!

Hiding your treasure for other players: Treasure can be hidden in a location of your choosing on any of Draconia's islands. You can save up to three hiding places as favorites. Other players can download your hidden treasure data. The more downloads you get, the more valuable the treasure will become!

Searching for other players’ treasure: Your monsters will inform you when another player's treasure is hidden nearby. Look out for a blue chest inside a speech bubble. Successfully track down some hidden loot to receive a replica of it! Replicas don't add to the value of your treasure vault, but they can be sold for money. Rare replicas command a high price!

Sending your monsters to a friend’s base

You can send your monsters off to visit other players' bases, where they'll show off one of your treasures. Likewise, you can welcome monsters from other gangs to your base and give likes to the treasures they show you.

Monsters from gangs around the world can come to visit you! If you know a friend's Gang ID and their secret password, you can invite their monsters to come to your base.

When a visiting monster shows you their treasure, it's up to you to give it the likes it deserves before the timer runs out.

Liking treasure boosts its value

Your monsters can also visit your friends’ bases. If other players like the treasure your monsters show them, its value will go up!

Visiting monsters will take their treasure with them when they leave, but you'll receive a replica of it as a memento!

Dragon Quest Treasures will be available for Nintendo Switch on December 9, 2022.

More articles about Dragon Quest Treasures
blog comments powered by Disqus