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Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Formally Announced

Square Enix confirms sequel along with support for eight player multiplayer.


Jump got the usual scoops on Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 last week. Today, Square Enix made a more formal announcement.

The details in Square Enix's announcement are basically the same as what was shared in the Jump article. Players can expect the same basic monster gathering and raising gameplay as in the original. The sequel will feature a huge jump in content, to over 300 monsters, including some giant beasts. Additionally, the game will offer unspecified updated gameplay systems along with added online functionality that includes direct online combat.

There are a few bits of additional info in today's announcement, though. Of particular note is the mention of "real time" battles. This could simply be a reference to the online play being direct player versus player, or it could be an indication of a new battle system. Additionally, the game appears to support between 1 and 8 players for its multiplayer sessions.

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 is set for April 28 release at ¥5,490.

The original Dragon Quest Monsters Joker has sold over 1.9 million copies worldwide as of September 2009, according to Square Enix.

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