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Square-Enix Releases Turn-Based RPG 'Dragon Quest IV' for iOS

Square-Enix's classic RPG Dragon Quest IV has launched for iOS devices. Originally released over ten years ago, the game allows players to take the role of five different protagonists through five different chapters, with a bonus sixth chapter included in this newest release. Gameplay centers around a turn-based battle system, as the game's controls, menus, and overall interface are all optimized for iOS devices.

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Dragon Quest IV, the first installment in the Zenithian Trilogy, is now out on mobile devices!
- This epic adventure, unfolding over five unique chapters, each focusing on a different cast of characters, can now be enjoyed on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad!
- Chat with your loyal companions any time you like during your adventure!
They’ll tell you all kinds of interesting things, depending on where you are in the story, and what heroic feats you have accomplished!
- Tired of giving orders? Your faithful companions can be instructed to fight automatically! Use the various tactics at your disposal to see off even the toughest enemies with ease!
- Chapter 6? Experience an extra chapter past the ending and explore a challenging bonus dungeon.
Dragon Quest IV is available for the iPhone and iPad for $14.99 and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

Update 8:31 AM: Our sister site TouchArcade has posted a thorough review of Dragon Quest IV.

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Posted: 6 weeks ago
Apparently, it's not Dragon Quest but a new game called "Dargon Quest IV".
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago
My biggest issue with any Squate Enix app,is the lack of support.,,I mean, Final Fanstasy 1 and 2 haven't even been updated for 4" displays.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago
Anyone else wish they would just come out with another Chrono Trigger?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago

Anyone else wish they would just come out with another Chrono Trigger?


OMG yes!!!!! :D
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago
Dragon quest 7 for 3ds please... :(
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago
Couldn't find it on the App Store when I searched for it, but found it with the direct link on Mac Rumors. A lot of people won't see it listed under "Dargon Quest IV" lol
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago

Anyone else wish they would just come out with another Chrono Trigger?


Yes! Yes! Yes! Best game ever. I can't stress that enough.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago

Have you never heard of Chrono Cross?


Yeah. Never played it (never had a Playstation, and didn't care enough to emulate it), but naturally I read about it/saw screenshots and wasn't very interested. Totally different characters, not a 2D adventure (I wish they could remake CT in all its 16-bit glory at maybe 1.5x-2x the resolution), and just not what I was looking for.

There was a 3D remake of the project which came along quite far until Square sent them a C&D like 5-6 years into its development.

I have played Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes. Which was kind of fun :)

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My biggest issue with any Squate Enix app,is the lack of support.,,I mean, Final Fanstasy 1 and 2 haven't even been updated for 4" displays.


Wouldn't changing the aspect ratio/increasing horizontal pixels require an entire rewiring of the game? And I feel like to do that they'd have to go back to the original assembly code that's being emulated and start mucking around. I doubt there are too many people these days still up to doing that.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 6 weeks ago
Oh hell yes! I was/am a huge fan of Dragon Warrior (had at one time 1-4 on the NES). Now with an emulator, I'm just finishing the original Dragon Warrior and intend to play 2-3-4 also. I noticed that the series went on in SNES and other consoles and that the actual original (maybe Japanese)version was called Dragon Quest. Especially with the NES version of Dragon Warrior IV, I don't remember it looking like the pictures here but I imagine the same map and story (I totally remember the name Ragnar from one of the screenshots). Anyway, I didn't realize that Square Enix also had DQ8... I might want to try that. In both cases, the $15 or $20 is a bit steep. $5-$10 would be more reasonable IMO.
Jeff
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