The Dragon Quest series hasn’t had as many iterations as it’s showier cousin, Final Fantasy, but it keeps cranking out big JRPG goodness. In a new trailer for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, we see all of the main characters you will have in your party. There is a big variety joining your adventure from Serena the healer to Jade the martial artist.
There’s even Rab, described as a mysterious old man. He seems enthusiastic, but everyone seems to have a skill, attribute, or job in their name. Since they are adventuring types, maybe they need someone with good credit for inns or wisdom from life experience. Then again, he attacks with a giant glowing claw, and that’s always useful in a fight.
Based on designs from Akira Toriyama, each one of the characters will be more than just a human cardboard cutout. They will have a unique personality and backstory. In an RPG, the characters are just as important as the story or combat. You will find your favorite group of companions to join you on your quest.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is releasing on September 4th.
Square Enix Press Release
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