Dragon Quest VII Brings Its Streetpass Stone Trading Feature Online

By Spencer . January 2, 2013 . 4:37pm

dq7-23 Dragon Quest IX was a smashing success in Japan due to its StreetPass map trading. That feature didn’t exactly take off in the West, so Square Enix is bringing the StreetPass Stone trading in Dragon Quest VII online.

 

The Immigrant Town, a village players can build by recruiting characters to live there. You can build a lottery stand, casino, and tavern. The tavern allows players to swap Streetpass Stones over the Internet.

 

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StreetPass Stones can be brought to the Immigrant Town to open up new dungeons and see special story scenes.

 

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Players can obtain StreetPass Stones by creating a party of three monsters and sending them into a cave.

 

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You recruit monsters the same way as you did in Dragon Quest VII for PsOne. Monsters will ask to join you in battle after you damage them. Monsters live inside the Monster Park and Dragon Quest VII for 3DS lets you can talk to them.

 

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Dragon Quest VII comes out on February 7 for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Pockystix

    SO MUCH WANT

  • kupomogli

    “smashing success in Japan due to its StreetPass map trading. That
    feature didn’t exactly take off in the West, so Square Enix is bringing
    the StreetPass Stone trading in Dragon Quest VII online.”

    Did Square Enix say somewhere that’s why they’re adding the online function because it didn’t do well in the west or is that only assumption? I’m sure it’s going to be released over here, but if they said it then that’s a definite yes.

    • TiredOfMyOldUsername

      I seriously don’t know why they wouldn’t release this game in the west.
      Dragon quest might not be as popular in the west as it’s in japan, but DQVII already have been translated, so all they have to do is pretty much just copy and paste.

      • http://twitter.com/BuddyWaters Buddy Waters

        Actually, the difference in screen size leads to a difference in character limits that probably means they’d have to at least check and tinker with every single line of text in the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=697990462 David Rios

    gimme gimme gimme!!!

  • KiTA

    Er. The original article doesn’t seem to mention the NWFC stuff, just Streetpass, which is local wireless. Am I just missing it?

    • KiTA

      Found the line with help from Tiael at Woodus’s Dragon’s Den (the biggest DQ fansite in the US): すれちがい石版と移民の町に住むキャラクターは、インターネット通信でも交換できるようになるようだ.

      With this screenshot being relevant: http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/img/gmw/docs/579/850/html/dqvii26.jpg.html

      I can’t read Japanese very well, but “Internet” is there in katakana, so… woo?

      • Armane

        Woo and indeed hoo. This is great news. Tagging was such an awful content locking gimmick on the DS, and while SpotPass improves things (though not by much), it is great that they recognise the issue.

  • ragingmerifes

    So that means I’ll have to go to anime parties to find people with a 3DS and Dragon Quest VII to discover new items and adventures. Damn, that’s the second game that obliges me to socialize with people. Dammit.

    • ragingmerifes

      Not that it is bad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TP6YFEKBSF7VFRFYN47734UUM Ljink Kidd

    Oh my God this game looks gorgeous! It’s like playing a remake that isn’t a remake at all! If I don’t get this, Nintendo will be sorry.

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