Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valenslime Day from Nintendo


Why slime you ask? Because Dragon Quest VI is now available for the Nintendo DS- that's why! And 'slime' of course refers to the iconic slime baddie that has plagued every hero in every Dragon Quest game... ever.

Even though this is technically a re-release since the original game came out in 1995, DQ (Dragon Quest, not Dairy Queen) 6 still brings something new to the table in it's first appearance on the DS. Both new players and series fans who've already played this previously 'only in Japan' version of the game may likewise find something new to enjoy- new graphics, new character 'options', as well as some new 'challenges' sprinkled in there somewhere are sure to please.

Take a look at the release after the jump for some more info, and remember to have a happy, and safe, Valenslime-

Starting today, video game fans in North America can embark on a classic hand-held adventure that has been unavailable outside of Japan for more than 15 years. The DRAGON QUEST® VI: Realms of Revelation game makes its U.S. debut for the Nintendo DS family of systems, combining classic role-playing thrills with fresh character options, unique challenges and play-it-anywhere convenience. With a robust class system and the ability to enlist monsters to help players on their quests, this memorable entry in the popular DRAGON QUEST series will enthrall experienced players and newcomers alike.

DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation invites players to explore multiple worlds and take a stand against the villainous Murdaw, who spreads terror and unrest throughout a strange alternate universe. Joined by a traveling martial artist and a mysterious girl, the game’s hero must face down an imaginative cast of enemy monsters – including the iconic Slime. In this new edition of the game for Nintendo DS systems, players can even have monsters join their traveling party to lend a hand in battles. Other special features include enhanced graphics and new touch-screen mini-games.

“With DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation, players not only get to discover a classic game that’s been unavailable outside Japan since 1995, but they’re also getting some fresh twists and surprises,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. “The ability to switch between character classes and recruit enemies into the player’s party adds a new level of fun to the classic DRAGON QUEST game play.”

DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation offers players more than 15 character classes, such as Priest, Warrior, Merchant and Thief. Throughout the adventure, these classes will become more powerful and grant the player new abilities that can be deployed as the game progresses.
For more information about DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation, visit