Dragon Quest Treasures

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: Dec. 9, 2022

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'Dragon Quest Treasures' Details Bases, Gangs, Facilities And Base Building - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2022 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT

A completely new spinoff from the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest Treasures explores the childhood of the siblings Mia and Erik from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

Dragon Quest Treasures follows Erik and his sister Mia who live on a Viking longship, dreaming of someday exploring the world for grand treasures. One night they encounter a pair of otherworldly creatures, Porcus and Purrsula, and are led to a mysterious ruin, where they come across a pair of Dragon Daggers. Upon obtaining the magical daggers, the plucky duo is whisked away to the floating continent of Draconia. This legendary land is home to monsters and countless pieces of precious loot, including seven legendary Dragonstones that are highly sought after among serious treasure hunters.

Loot can be hidden in the most fiendishly inaccessible locations, so players must recruit a variety of well-meaning monsters and make use of their unique treasure-hunting abilities. These charming creatures will help players to race over open fields, scale cliffs with a single bound, and glide over gaping chasms.

As players start their journey as Erik and Mia, they’ll learn how to fight alongside a team of monster pals and utilize their unique abilities to find hidden treasures and reach otherwise inaccessible areas. The two will also need to protect their treasure from monsters and rival gangs until they can get it back to base to be appraised. Collecting treasure will increase the player’s vault value, allowing them to expand their home base and further build up their brigade of friendly monsters.

No Gang Is Complete Without A Base

With the threat of rival treasure-hunting crews looming large, Erik and Mia form a gang of their own and even manage to snag a base of operations. Every piece of loot they acquire adds to the total value of their treasure vault. When this value hits a certain point, their gang will go up a rank, unlocking new treasure-hunting abilities and the option to add to the base's amenities. The best way to build a bigger and better gang is to collect as much treasure as possible!

Wanna Join My Gang?

The gang's membership is made up of the monster inhabitants of Draconia. As you explore the different islands, you'll encounter many monsters that wish to join your ranks. Take the treasure you find together back to base, where it will be appraised and added to the vault. As the total value of the treasure in your vault goes up, so will your gang's rank, bringing with it a great range of benefits for a budding explorer.

As the value of your treasure vault goes up, so will your gang's rank. Each new rank comes with a host of benefits to make you a better treasure hunter, as well as adding bonus multipliers to the value of the loot you bring back.

The name of your gang is entirely up to you! Once you've settled on a great name, it's time to choose the perfect flag for your gang. More flags can be unlocked by defeating rival gangs or exploring the far-flung reaches of Draconia.

Facilitation Station

As Erik and Mia explore Draconia, they come across an unusual island that was once home to the HQ of the Trans-Draconic Railway Company. One of its loyal employees, Mr Euston, agrees to let them use the island as their base. From there, Erik and Mia plan for their adventures, organizing the monsters in their party and even sending teams of monsters on missions to bring back loot. The old storeroom is the perfect place for the siblings to display their favorite treasures. The base can be expanded with more facilities, turning it into a central hub for treasure hunting!

Mr. Euston is an employee of the Trans-Draconic Railway Company who dreams of restoring the rail network to its former glory. He lets Erik and Mia use the company HQ as their base, but only in exchange for their help.

Building A Better Base

Facility 1 (Treasure Vault): All the treasure Erik and Mia collect is stored in the vault. They can use the plinths there to display their favorite pieces for all the world to see. Raising your gang's rank unlocks more plinths for displaying treasure. Off-duty gang members will occasionally polish the treasure that's on display, raising its value further!

Facility 2 (Worker Dormitory): Mr Muddimer will help you rearrange your party and assist when it's time to let go of monsters that aren't fulfilling their potential. When your gang rank is high enough, you'll earn the ability to send teams of monsters out on dispatch missions to all corners of Draconia.

Mr Muddimer is one of the few remaining railway employees and head of staff. Speak to him outside the dorms when you want to change your party or arrange a dispatch mission. Speak to Mr Muddimer to organize your party. If the dorms reach capacity, he's also on hand to help let go of any monsters you deem surplus to requirements.

Keep raising your gang's rank to unlock dispatch missions. These special expeditions allow you to send monsters all over Draconia in search of crafting materials and treasure.

Facility 3 ( Personnel Department): Miss Cecily is head of the railway company's personnel department. She handles the application process for monsters looking to join the gang. Once your gang's rank is high enough, she can also help set up additional facilities, like a shop, cafeteria and pellet workshop.

Miss Cecily is the prim and proper head of personnel at the railway company. She's the first port of call for all your monster recruitment needs.

The Snarl: An Ancient Labyrinth Beneath the Base

Draconia is an ancient land with many mysteries, and Erik and Mia's base is no exception. A maze of rooms extends deep below the ground, joined by a series of interconnected teleportals. Stranger still, the maze changes every time someone enters, with different enemies to fight and new rewards up for grabs. Only the bravest treasure hunters dare to plumb its deepest, darkest depths and discover its secrets!

Facility 4 (Item Shop): Bricky Rix is a merchant who sells food recipes and pellet formulae—as well as the materials for crafting them. As the story progresses, he'll begin to add new products to his line-up.

Bricky Rix is a merchant and one-time trading partner of the railway company. He scours Draconia looking for the best products with which to stock the shelves of his emporium.

Facility 5 (Cafeteria): Madame Blancmange is Draconia's premiere chef. From her cafeteria kitchen she creates mouth-watering meals to power up your monsters. She can also whip up rare delicacies...provided you give her the recipes!

Madame Blancmange is a queen slime and former chef at the railway company's cafeteria. These days she travels Draconia in search of the finest ingredients for her cooking.

Facility 6 (Pellet Workshop): Axel uses his mechanic's knowhow to make catapult pellets for Erik and Mia. He stocks a range of pellets, and if you provide him with the formula, he can whip up some extra special projectiles for you.

Axel is a former railway company mechanic and train builder, with a keen interest in the rocks and ore of Draconia.

Dragon Quest Treasures will be available for Nintendo Switch on December 9, 2022.

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