The stars from Dragon Quest and the Mario series are meeting in the board game world of Fortune Street. This Monopoly style game has players purchase property, invest in stocks, and play slime racing mini-games. Whoever has the most money wins.
Fortune Street, the first English Itadaki Street game, is being developed by Square Enix and localized at Nintendo. Even though Nintendo publishes Dragon Quest games, titles like Dragon Quest VI and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 were localized by Square Enix. When I saw Fortune Street a few weeks ago, a Nintendo rep mentioned the game will have lots of Dragon Quest references for fans to pick up on.
This Wii game has online play and two rule sets. Beginners can pick easy, which simplifies Fortune Street, and then graduate to standard rules. Fortune Street is slated for release later this year.