Dragon Quest Smartphone With DQVIII Pre-Loaded Is Out In Two Weeks

By Eugene . November 21, 2013 . 5:00pm

Yep, a real, bona fide phone. And one packed to the gills with Dragon Quest in it. As previously reported, NTT Docomo, in collaboration with Sharp and Square Enix, are releasing a special edition of Sharp’s Aquos SH-01F Android phone with Dragon Quest branding.


The “Metal Slime” version (because everyone knows it’s the most important monster to find) is a fully enabled smartphone that also comes with extra stuff. Inside, pre-installed, will be Dragon Quest VIII—yes, the full version of the game—and a new smartphone-only Dragon Quesst game called Dragon Quest: Anytime’s Ok For A Dice Adventure.



Anytime’s Ok for A Dice Adventure acts as a special overall program for the phone, checking how much you’ve walked around with it or used your phone and then rewarding players with more dice rolls. This lets you progress along the map to fight classic DQ guys like Blue Slimes. The game’s mini-medals will also unlock what look like icons of characters from other Dragon Quest games such as VII and X.



Everything is done with the theme in mind too; the box it comes in is a treasure chest, while the manual a lovingly crafted book that also doubles as a bit of an art book if we’re any judge – even replicating the look and feel of an old tome.


If you lust after this phone, you better figure out a way to find someone looking to recontract their phone line in Japan as they usually only sells phones together with contract plans. It’ll be available from the 7th of December.

  • revenent hell

    Sometimes when I read stuff like this I lament living in America…… and then I realize im probably lucky because if I did live in Japan I would probably need four jobs just to maintain my habit.

    • Pyrotek85

      Seriously, I don’t know how the fans manage it.

      • Pockystix

        usually not eating

        but then again, I tend not to buy things like. . . this

        • revenent hell

          Im more of an art book type person myself but if I had all the cool game stuff available and easy to get at hand as Japan does…… I think it would be so hard not to indulge.

    • Just Tim

      Feel free to thank TPP for attempting to prevent Americans to import this smartphone.

      To the shill that thumbed down this comment, please stand up and tell me how much you sold your soul for.

      • revenent hell

        “To the shill that thumbed down this comment, please stand up and tell me how much you sold your soul for.”
        This made me smile.
        And most days I just think the thumbs down folks are …uhm…. a mite illiterate.

  • Longsun_Zhao

    I’m really looking forward to the Android versions of DQ games. It’ll be the perfect way for me to finally play this series.

  • Steve Raineault

    HOORAY! Another DQ product we can look forward to NOT getting!

  • leingod

    Man… it only made me crave for a DQVIII HD version on Vita. It was the last good DQ game I ever played.

    • awat

      an HD remake for the vita would be nice, id totally buy it.

      • NickyArmstrong

        Yes, give me a lower resolution version that requires me to carry an extra device with me.

        I hope this version offers the orchestrated soundtrack as an optional download, though. I know they have to stay in a 2GB limit, but I’m not sure if that only applies to the base download.

  • awat

    the only DQ game i want is DQ7 for the 3DS -w-‘

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