Dragon Quest Treasures Introduces Its Rival Gangs
Square Enix posted more details and screens for Dragon Quest Treasures. The update introduces some of the rival treasure-hunting gangs that Erik, Mia, and their monster allies will come across during the adventures on the floating continent of Draconia.
These rival gangs will attempt to gain treasure from the siblings, attacking them while exploring or launching raids on their home base. The game will provide a warning if a gang is nearby in the field. Should party monsters fall and drop their treasure, the rival gang will snap it up. Rivals will also attempt to steal treasure that players keep in their vault, and successfully defending the treasure will increase its value. However, if a gang does succeed in gaining the treasure, players can track them down in Draconia and take it back.
There are two particularly notable rival gangs: the Thunderous Plunderers and the Sylphanian Expedition. The Thunderous Plunderers are led by Long John Silverbones and are a gang of sky pirates consisting of several hundred human and monster members. Other important members are trusted and loyal officers Gustav and Bonnie, the currently precariously-positioned Admiral Mogsworth, and the double-act Shambles and Shady. Meanwhile, the Sylphanian Expedition is a expeditionary force from the Sylphanian Kingdom and has established bases on two of Draconia’s islands. It is led by Captain Levanter, who has a history with Long John Silverbones. Novice treasure hunter Gayle works under Captain Levanter and is a kind-hearted young woman.
Dragon Quest Treasures was originally teased as a new Dragon Quest Monsters game in 2018. The game follows siblings Erik and Mia — younger versions of the characters from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age — who seek to obtain the seven Dragonstones from the floating continent of Draconia. The game will release worldwide for Nintendo Switch on December 9, 2022.