Dragon Quest Walk for mobile lets you go on quests in the real world

Dragon Quest Walk for mobile lets you go on quests in the real world

Dragon Quest Mobile is coming to Android and iOS devices from developer Colopl for a 2019 release in Japan. A total 10,000 Android and 10,000 iOS users will engage in a closed beta for the Square Enix game in Japan starting June 11. It’s essentially the Dragon Quest equivalent of Pokémon GO!

And guys, this game has received probably the best and most fun reveal trailer for anything I’ve ever seen in my life. (Never mind the fact that only 4 seconds of actual game footage are shown off.) Watch it right now!


More actual gameplay footage can be found in this video if you skip around, starting around 39:00.

Gematsu has provided a translation of the official Japanese explanation of Dragon Quest Walk:

What is Dragon Quest Walk?

Dragon Quest Walk is a location services-based game for smartphones. Become the protagonist and walk around the real world, which was become the world of Dragon Quest, to move forward on your adventure in an RPG like no Dragon Quest before it.

Walk the fields and talk to the townspeople while moving forward on your quest. Battle against various monsters, grow, prepare your equipment, and even challenge formidable enemies…

The Dragon Quest that has appeared on game consoles in the past has finally made the leap to the real world. Now, set off on your adventure!


A story that develops as you walk. Everyday life becomes an adventure. Set your destination from nearby spots and set off.


Quests will occur at each landmark. Various landmarks will appear all over Japan.

My Room

Build your own room in the world of Dragon Quest. Decorate your room with the furniture and items you obtain on your adventure.

This sounds great to me! There is no word on an international release yet, but suffice to say — it had better.

Also, what’s with Dragon Quest and having incredible trailers?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!