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iOS Pre-registration Now Available for the Team Action RPG Based on the Hit Manga and Anime Series ​​​​​​​

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 7, 2021) SQUARE ENIX® and DeNA Co., Ltd., announced that the new mobile game, DRAGON QUEST™ The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds, will be available worldwide on the App Store® and Google Play™ on September 28, 2021. Based on the hit anime DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai and a spin-off of the globally popular DRAGON QUEST series from SQUARE ENIX, DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds is a Team Action RPG for mobile devices that features dynamic battle sequences and deep character progression options. Adventurers can now pre-register through the App Store, in addition to Google Play.

The game features the “Soul Crystal system,” a unique system that provides deeper customization to the character progression system, and emphasizes the game's theme of creating bonds between characters. Through this new system, players will be able to power-up their character by equipping up to three Soul Crystals, each featuring one of the many characters from DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai. By combining multiple Soul Crystals that have strong bonds in the story, players will be able to gain even greater power.
A new trailer showcasing gameplay and customization options can be viewed here:
Additionally, in celebration of reaching the 1,500,000 pre-registrations milestone, all players will be treated to a special bonus of 3,000 gems in-game once the full game launches on September 28. Gems can be used during treasure hunts and for recovering stamina. 3,000 gems are enough to launch a x10 Treasure Hunt for new gear. Gems can also be used for recovering stamina.

To celebrate the launch date announcement of DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds, fans who follow @DQDaiHerosBonds on Twitter and retweet the campaign tweet will be entered for a chance to win a T-shirt featuring characters from the game. For full terms and conditions, please see the official rules at

To provide the latest updates to more fans worldwide, DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds expanded their social media channels with official French and Traditional Chinese language accounts.
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About DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds
In DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds, players will experience the epic story of the anime DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai, developed by The Adventure of Dai Project (a committee comprised of SHUEISHA,TV TOKYO Corporation, Toei Animation and SQUARE ENIX), with the animation produced by Toei Animation. Cooperative play will be available for up to three players to work together and strategize to take down the Dark Army on a three-lane battlefield. Players will need to observe their opponents moves and attacks to respond with the right counter-attack, dodge, or spell. Each character will have different roles, abilities, and special skills in a match. Characters, attacks, weapons, and equipment can also be upgraded and customized, providing for strategic RPG elements on top of in addition to the exciting action.
DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai the anime is available to watch on streaming services like Crunchyroll and Hulu. The show is based on the hugely popular Japanese original manga DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai (Story: Riku Sanjo, Art: Koji Inada, Supervisor: Yuji Horii), which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1989 to 1996. The series is now being published in 25 paperback volumes.

DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds will be available as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible iOS and Android devices, planned to launch on September 28, 2021. The game will be available in English, French, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese. 
About the Anime DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai
At one time, the world was suffering under Dark Lord Hadlar.  That is, until peace was won back by a hero swordsman and his companions...
Time has passed...  Monsters liberated from under the Dark Lord now live on Dermline, a solitary island in the south seas.
A boy named Dai is the only human on the island.  He wants to become a hero, and he's been living in peace with the monsters.
But his life is transformed when Dark Lord Hadlar is resurrected.
A promise to a mentor; encounters with companions; an unescapable destiny...
Young Dai begins his adventure to become a hero, and to save a world once again in crisis!
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