Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Lets You Customize Your Avatar, Too

By Eugene . December 12, 2013 . 3:01pm

OK, this post was going to be about how Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key will handle StreetPass. But while writing this piece, I saw these two shots of Iru and Luca. And they are ADORABLE. So before we get into the meat of it, dawwww with me.


OK, back to business. One of the cool things people enjoy about Dragon Quest Monsters is going around picking fights with strangers’ teams. And in the sequel, Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key, there will be a Wi-Fi enabled battle mode that lets players either send their party out to try and stomp foes or download other player’s parties to fight by themselves.


For StreetPass, though, we’ve got some details on a new special item as well as what you can gain from ensuring your party is ready for StreetPass fights.




Other than fighting, you’ll possibly be able to scout over one of your opponents’ listed monsters. This could be a great way to obtain some of the rarer or harder-to-capture foes. Also, as your wins go up, you’ll get prizes commiserate with the win total.



In keeping with the game’s title, there’s also a mysterious Dream Egg item that works only if you hang around in StreetPass. This eggy piece can be found and then placed on display during StreetPass. After garnering enough StreetPass hits, it’ll hatch into a random monster. You might get lucky and find a ultra rare, or you might end up with.. Dracky.




You can also customize how your avatar—either Iru or Luca—will look by dressing them with various costumes. You can then have them give a short personalized message like “I’m coming in~” to greet foes. Players can also view your status card, which shows how far along to completion you are in capturing the various monsters such as the slime families and such, as well as items and other miscellaneous stats.


Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key will be out for Nintendo 3DS February 6 2014.

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  • I really, really want this. ;u;

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Lets get this localized! Samus

      • Yeah! We’ll hunt them down if they don’t! (Because they’ll be on everyone’s wanted list at that point.)

        • PreyMantis

          I can’t stop but play a weird scenario of Samus going into the Square-Enix bulding and demanding the game.

          *Samus bust in the building*
          Square-Enix employee: Ermergerd! It’s Samers! Rurn!

    • Draparde

      me too ; ;

      • Hopefully one day, we will have it~.

    • Slickyslacker

      Even the mods agree.

    • KiTA

      I want it too, but I also want Terry’s Wonderland (Dragon Quest Monsters 1). I hope they bring both over. :(

      • Oh, definitely! ;A;

      • KnifeAndFork

        Why are you leaving out DQ VII

        • Gemlit

          um, didn’t they say they were bringing DQ VII to smartphone?

          Other than that, I do want them to bring the 3ds version of it over to the US and translate it into English.

        • KiTA

          Because they’re not likely to say “well, we brought over DQ7, no need for Terry’s Wonderland.” Whereas “We brought over DQM2, so no need to bring over DQM” could, in theory, be uttered.

    • Pockystix

      I share your pain TT u TT

      • Maybe one day we won’t have this pain any longer.

  • Malon

    This one looks awesome. I really hope it gets localized *still waiting for DQ7*. My 3DS always needs love. ALWAYS.

  • Kaetsu

    It seems I can never not be jealous of the Japanese.

  • Tatsuya Fabre

    唯一の日本人は、こ の楽しさを知ること ができる。

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  • Rogerrmark

    After those trademarks,VII seems inevitable to me.
    Not sure about the spins,though.

  • riceisnice

    I really want a Dragon Quest Monster Breeder or a Pokemon Breeder game. You know, where the focus is raising rather than fighting.

    • Kaetsu

      Like Monster Rancher?

    • Exkaiser

      If you haven’t tried Monster Rancher 4, I recommend you give it a try! It’s got great raising and, unlike most of the MR games, lets you raise multiple monsters at once- as well as take multiple monsters out on adventures or competitions.

      Another good monster breeder is Dragon Seeds for the PSX, which makes monster age very important and has a huge difference between different stages.

  • ElAbuelo69

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! NA!!!

  • Ryan Schomburg

    “Also, as your wins go up, you’ll get prizes /commensurate/ with the win total.”

  • Hinataharem

    If I had the resources I would translate this game myself

  • KnifeAndFork

    Sounds like yet another awesome game we’ll never get to play….

  • ChiffonCake

    Whoa, that’s some nostalgia. I remember playing the original game way back in the day, before I even knew much english… even though I don’t like Dragon Quest, m I might check this one out.

  • William Cole

    Why is Nintendo just letting these games just go by? We like Dragon Quest as well! ever since Dragon Quest 8, the series has sold 1+ million outside of Japan!

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh, how adorable! I need to import this.

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