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SQUARE ENIX Celebrates Physical and Digital Sales Milestone for Latest DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS Series Video Game Released Exclusively for Nintendo Switch

SQUARE ENIX® is excited to share that DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, the latest role-playing game in the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series, has officially shipped 1 million units globally since it’s successful launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch™, at retail and digitally via the Nintendo® eShop. This exciting milestone follows the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series’ recent celebration of its 25th anniversary since the release of the first game within the franchise, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: Terry’s Wonderland.

Journeying through the fantastical world of Nadiria, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince takes players on a role-playing adventure with Psaro, the antagonist from DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen. Play as Psaro and become a Monster Wrangler, recruiting, training, and fighting alongside over 500 unique monsters to create an army for battle to become the Master of Monsterkind. The game also features a newly evolved and evermore intuitive synthesis system, offering newcomers and fans of the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series the chance to discover new monster combinations with their own innate talents. Immerse in strategic battles with a team of eight monsters in the main storyline or online against other Monster Wranglers from around the world in a variety of online battle modes.

In celebration of this milestone, all DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince players will receive a free “Mighty Meat Platter Set” as thank you for their support. The “Mighty Meat Platter Set” will be available to download for free in the Nintendo eShop on February 1st at 9am PT/5pm GMT. Once downloaded, the items included in the set will be automatically added to player’s inventory upon restarting the game.

The “Mighty Meat Platter Set” includes:

• Manky meat x 5

• Monster munchies x 5

• Smoked sirloin x 5

• Meaty treat x 3

• Beastie bites x 2

• Better beastie bites x 1

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince released simultaneously worldwide for Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023. DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince Standard and Deluxe Editions are available in physical and digital formats on Nintendo Switch.

Related Links: Official Website: Instagram: X (previously Twitter): Facebook: YouTube: #DragonQuest About DRAGON QUEST DRAGON QUEST is a legendary series of role-playing games created by Yuji Horii and beloved by millions both in Japan and around the world. The first DRAGON QUEST was released in 1986, and the game made its US debut in 1989 as DRAGON WARRIOR. The critically acclaimed series has shipped more than 85 million units worldwide, spanning 11 main series titles, many spin-off games, as well as films, anime, novels, manga, merchandise and more. Celebrating its 37th anniversary this year, the wildly popular DRAGON QUEST franchise holds various Guinness World Records including “Longest-Running Japanese RPG Series.” The visionaries behind the series, Creator and Game Designer Yuji Horii, Character Designer Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball) and composer Koichi Sugiyama, have long enchanted newcomers and long-time fans alike, with each new entry in the franchise comprising charming visuals, enthralling storylines, and captivating music. The latest instalment, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of An Elusive Age, was released to much critical acclaim, winning the Metacritic Must-Play game award and becoming Metacritic’s “#2 Best Switch Game of 2019” and “#3 Best PS4 Game of 2020.” It has shipped over 6.5 million units globally to date.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 185 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at




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