SQUARE ENIX® is thrilled to announce that DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, the latest instalment in the beloved DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series, has successfully reached a global shipment of 1 million units following its exclusive launch for Nintendo Switch™, both in physical retail stores and digitally through the Nintendo® eShop. This significant achievement coincides with the series’ recent celebration of its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter-century since the release of the inaugural title, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: Terry’s Wonderland.

Embark on an enchanting journey through the magical realm of Nadiria in DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince, immersing players in a captivating role-playing adventure with Psaro, the iconic antagonist from DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen. Assume the role of Psaro and embrace the title of Monster Wrangler, recruiting, training, and engaging in battles alongside a diverse roster of over 500 unique monsters to assemble an unstoppable army on the quest to become the ultimate Master of Monsterkind. The game introduces a revamped and more intuitive synthesis system, inviting both newcomers and dedicated fans of the DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS series to explore novel monster combinations, each with its own unique abilities. Engage in strategic battles with a team of eight monsters within the main storyline or test your skills online against fellow Monster Wranglers from across the globe in various online battle modes.

To express gratitude for the overwhelming support, all DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince players will receive a complimentary “Mighty Meat Platter Set” as a token of appreciation. This special set can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop starting February 1st at 9 am PT/5 pm GMT. Upon downloading, the included items will seamlessly integrate into players’ inventories upon restarting the game, enhancing their gaming experience.

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.