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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Now Available on iOS, Android Platforms



Shifting their attention from Final Fantasy ports to Dragon Quest re-releases, Square Enix has this evening confirmed that Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is now available on iOS and Android devices to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its original PS2 launch. While I am left wondering why they didn’t opt to go with the more symbolic gesture of a PS2 Classics release on the PlayStation 3, it is nevertheless great to see this game made available to wider audiences.

Some promoted features of this tablet / smartphone port include:

  • Controls: Players have access to smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls and a customizable user interface. The in-game directional button is also customizable, allowing one-handed (or two-hand) play.
  • Battle: Reworked combat system allows for one-tap turn-based battles as well as more complex play. Players can choose an in-game battle strategy to move their character and parties automatically during battles; players also have direct control of their characters and parties during battles.
  • Auto Run Mode: As the fields are vast, players now have the option to auto-run through boundless environments.
  • Monster Recruit: Monsters inhabiting the game can be recruited into the player’s party.
  • Alchemy Pot: This pot allows players to mix various products in order to create new, stronger items.

Noriyoshi Fujimoto | Producer of the Mobile Version of DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Following its PlayStation 2 system launch in 2004, DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King saw immense success and became an instant cult classic. The game is perfectly suited as a tremendous value for mobile and tablet as a full 60-plus hour console game with an epic tale of friendship, bravery and adventure. We’ve put in extra effort for the controls to be intuitive and easy to play. Its 10th anniversary is the ideal milestone to re-release the game for fans and new players alike.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King can now be purchased on both the iOS App Store and Android Google Play stores for $19.99 USD.

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