Dragon Quest X Expansion Adds Beast Master Class, New Continent

By Eugene . September 24, 2013 . 11:29am

Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally is beginning the steady drip feed of info leading up to its 5th December release in Japan, with Square Enix detailing the four major points the expansion will bring to the game.




Getting to the new continent will require sea travel. Players can head to the port town of Rendoa and hop on the Grand Titus to be taken to the mysterious land of Rendashia. There, players will find brand new areas such as Coniu Plains, Deferu Wilds, Rinjarahu Coast and the territory of Gran Zedora.



Within the many areas, players will run across new characters such as amnesiac Mishua or mysterious stranger Crows, the latter whose path will constantly criss-cross with players as they explore the new land.



Fans of Dragon Quest Monsters will be happy to know the new class will be the Beast Master. Players will have to scout and recruit monsters on the field, before being able to bring them along as AI companions during battles. These monsters can level up as well.




With the surefire bet many players will be swapping to the new class and fiddling around with it quickly, The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally will also be bringing several new monsters in to populate the world. Some are returning favorites from previous titles while others are all new, such as the Killer Panthers, Battle Rex (Or Hacksaurus in the West) and Mash slimes (That’s really what they’re called)



Finally, what Dragon Quest game would be complete without mini-games? The casino is finally open for business, and lets players get some gambling in with slots or roulette tables.


Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally will be out for PC, Wii U and Wii December 5th. Prior to that, the PC version of the original Dragon Quest X will be out September 26th.

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  • FFmax

    Did they just forget about America?

    • InfectedAI

      I think they’ve kind of given up on releasing DQ games outside of Japan. They did say if they released this game in NA that they’d basically Americanize it.

      • Vash bane

        is amercaize another word for censor or something?
        (forgive my first time hearing that word)

        • InfectedAI

          No. It means greatly altering the game to appeal to Americans. For example when the original Persona game was released in the US one of the biggest changes was that all the characters had their appearance and names changed to be more American.

          Americanizing usually involves things like changing characters, names of people/places/items/etc, changing the script, sometimes removing content that might offend Americans like nudity/sexual themes.

          It was more prevalent in the 90s and before that but still happens today. For example in G Gundam the main enemy and the strongest mobile suit the hero uses are the Devil Gundam and the God Gundam respectively. In the American version they were changed to Dark Gundam and Burning Gundam.

          • Vash bane

            ah thank you for the explanation

        • komiko12

          Look at the Breath of Fire II boxart for America and compare it with Japan’s.

          • Vash bane

            lol he looks manly but in-game he dosnt

  • Charlie Black

    What happened to localization?

  • SlickRoach

    Damn it I love Beastmaster classes in RPGs! They’re rare but it’s so fun taming and controlling monsters (my inner Pokemon fanboy coming out). But NA is more likely to get another 5 installments of FFXIII than DQ…anything.

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