Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest Walk, Its Version Of Pokémon Go

Today, Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Walk, an augmented-reality game based on Dragon Quest that encourages players to get out and about. The Pokémon Go comparisons are inevitable.

In Dragon Quest Walk, you walk through an in-game field, which is filled with real-world Japanese landmarks like Tokyo Tower, and battle monsters.

There is also customized “My Room” function that allows players to decorate their in-game dwellings.


Dragon Quest Walk is going into beta in Japan. No word yet about its official release or whether the game will be out internationally.

Update 11:44am—This post initially misnamed Dragon Quest Walk as Dragon Walk. We regret the error.

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