Surprise! Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Will Travel To The U.S. This August

By Ishaan . June 7, 2011 . 12:17pm

Surprise! Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is headed overseas on August 28th. Joker 2 is a Pokémon-esque game, in case you haven’t heard of it before. You scout and collect monsters, and build up a team to do battle with enemies.


When your party encounters a monster in battle, a metre on the Nintendo DS top screen indicates that you can scout them. The higher the number on the metre, the higher the chance that the monster will join you. There are over 300 monsters available to scout and synthesize.


Yes, you can synthesize them, too. Your monsters can also be customized using skill trees. Square Enix say there are over 240 of these in the game. Some monsters are from previous Dragon Quest titles, while others are new.


Additionally, if you have a friend who owns a copy of Dragon Quest VI or Dragon Quest IX for the Nintendo DS, you’ll be able to scout monsters from both those games. You’ll also be able to battle against other players via local wireless or online over Wi-Fi.



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  • Any word on whether it’s the Professional version or the original release?

  • JC

    Guessing there’s no word on whether or not this is the ‘Professional’ version?

  • This and Devil Survivor 2, THE DS IT’S ON ITS LAST HEART BEAT and its well worth it!, got in the market classy, and getting ready to leave the market with a lot of class too.

  • timpkmn89

    Please ask Nintendo/SE if it’s the Professional version or not

  • To make it clear: this is NOT the Professional version.

    Professional version did not have the Pink Worm, rather, it was black. Also, Pro has over 400 monsters. The press release states this has just “over 300”. I’m also fairly certain Professional did not have that bolt on the bottom screen on battle interface.

    • JC

      Somewhat disappointing if that truly is the case.

    • Guest

      Thats dumb..why not just send Professional

  • This is excellent news. I love Pokemon, but there’s something about the DQM series that keeps my playing it long after I’ve put down the Pokemon games.

    Is this the original DQMJ2, or is this the Professional version?

  • Maybe we’ll get Proffesional next year?  That would be the ultimate.  I’m still happy, send it over.  First was one of my favorite games ever. 

  • Guest

    Ok SE……now bring me Dragon Quest Monsters  Battle Road Victory for the Wii (along with DQ X)

    • puchinri

      Oh man, yes, please.

  • Lol at Blue Eyes White Dragon there! xD
    The Game looks pretty cool and as a serious DQ sucker I’m sure to pick this one up!

  • puchinri

    Hm. I still didn’t play the first Joker. I think I’ll pick up that and pre-order this~.

  • This was a great surprise! Well, this and Fortune Street (Itadaki Street). I’m glad to see Nintendo stepped up to bring these SE games to North America.

    • Joanna

      Ah, so Nintendo is publishing this here like with DQIX and VI? Either way, great news~

  • Whooo! More Dragon Quest goodness! Honestly monster collecting games aren’t my favorite but I will be playing this!! Lots of monsters!!

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Now give me Ace Attorney Investigations 2, Capcom. Your excuse from a couple of months ago isn’t cutting it anymore.

  • august? me likes :P
    that being said, is this the “perfect-orwhateverwasitsname edition” that was scheduled for japanese release, or it’s the standard version?

  • like they always says, ” Save the BEST for Last.” The only missing game is AAI2.

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