Dragon Quest Walk is Square Enix's answer to Pokemon Go

CNET | 6/2/2019 | Daniel Van Boom
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Dragon Quest Walk.

Last week Nintendo announced Pokemon Sleep, reasoning that it could gamify sleeping like Pokemon Go gamified walking. But it looks like Square Enix thinks walking still has some, uh, mileage.

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The company on Sunday announced Dragon Quest Walk, an iOS and Android addition to the iconic JRPG series. The reveal trailer showed little gameplay, but, with its depictions of 3D Dragon Quest monsters interacting with real-life humans, hinted at augmented reality (AR) functionality.

Some of the little gameplay we did see looked an awful lot like Pokemon Go, seeming to involve a similar map-based interface. However, it does appear that Dragon Quest's famous turn-based combat is present here.

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Dragon Quest Walk will be released in Japan this year. No worldwide release window was given. You can see the trailer below.

If you're hungry for another Pokemon Go-like experience, Dragon Quest Walk won't be your only option. Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, is developing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It's slated for release by the end of the year.

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