Dragon Quest VIII Shows Off Red and Morrie

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

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Dragon Quest

New Dragon Quest VIII trailers have dropped in English, showing off the voices and moves of Red and Morrie. These two characters were in the previous version, though never joined the main party, doing their own thing with some interaction with the party.

Red is an old friend of Yangus, though things ended a bit sour between the two. According to the trailers, she will join the party now after a certain story quest. As a party member, Red will have access to fans, a new weapon type for the game, along with Fisticuffs (no weapon), whips, and knives. In addition, she has the skill Roguery, which seems to allow her to call on her men to attack foes for her, like with cannons.

Morrie on the other hand technically never appeared in the story of the original game. Rather, he was completely optional, and would give the hero the ability to summon monsters, capture certain types, and then have them fight in the arena for prizes. These same monster teams could then also be summoned into a real fight. As you can see in the trailer, Morrie is a bit…hyper. He is the owner of the Monster Arena, but he can be recruited in the 3DS version, possessing skills using Fisticuffs, boomerangs, clubs, the new weapon of claws, and a skill of Passion, which does allow him to call on other monsters to strike his foes down.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is set to release on the 3DS on January 20, 2017. You can view both character trailers down below:

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  • Miles

    Dang, didn’t think Square-Enix would do something like this to Dragon Quest VIII. Nice add-ons. But then again looking back at their pass remake games they did alot of that. Keep on with that Square lol

    • Panpopo

      Yeah this will probably reach a new audience. I just want people to play this amazing game lol

    • Miles

      lol I know. Dragon Quest 8 was my favorite of the series. Great story and characters to boot. Maybe it’ll be like Persona 4 where they improve it. Dang it now I wish it was for the Vita now.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    I’ll stick with my PS2 version. All the unneccessary costume alterations made to the 3DS version turned me right off.

    • Miles

      Hmm? Should that be your reason not to play it? I’m not trying to deterge you or judge your opinion but for me its just cosmetics. Digital clothes or unobtainable imaginary stuff. I play games for what they are. Just games which is supposed to be fun. The original was fun but it have a shelf life so it won’t last any longer now compare to the cartridge version. I know the opposing argument is for the pureness and the desire for the original game but It doesn’t really phase me. Seen too many people giving me that argument and then tell me they are playing the original game for three times the price tag. Random tangent but That is what I see with many gamers now a day. Just need common sense. Man I see too much negativities on both side of the arguments. I think there are some changes that are needed. (Looking at you Drakengard 3) But most are really stupid changes I agree.

      For debate sake I’m gonna bring up Fire Emblem Fates. Remember that controversial with a lesbian character? Well change or not there is a 100% argument for it. Against change is that they cut out content. Kept the content the LBGT/SJWs/Modern Feminist will give it backlash because you’re forcing a character (a woman) to change their sexuality.

    • Miles

      But. At the very least, you don’t have to spend money on a game you already have. Lol The life of an RPG collector TTvTT