Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds will release on smartphones in 2021

Today, Square Enix has announced that smartphone title Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds will be coming to the App Store and Google Play some time in 2021. Developed by DeNA, this title is an action RPG featuring “dynamic battle sequences” and “deep customization options”. It’s one of several multimedia projects tied to “The Adventure of Dai” including a console-style action RPG “Infinity Strash” and a companion anime series.

Pre-registration for A Hero’s Bonds has begun on Android devices, and a closed beta is planned for Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore some time this year.

Catch the trailer & screenshots below:

Square Enix also released character profiles for the cast:

  • Dai (Voice: Atsumi Tanezaki)
    Washed ashore on Dermline Island as a baby, Dai was raised by the lump shaman Brass. More recently his latent talents have flourished under the tutelage of Avan, the hero who once saved the world from Hadlar.

  • Popp (Voice: Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
    An admirer of the hero Avan, Popp became his apprentice to train as a mage. He gets carried away easily and has a tendency to run away when things get tough, but he also has a compassionate side.

  • Maam (Voice: Mikako Komatsu)
    She defends her hometown of Nayle with the magic bullet gun given to her by the hero Avan. Maam is a strong-willed girl who means business, but she’s full of kindness on the inside.

  • Avan (Voice: Takahiro Sakurai)
    This former hero serves as a mentor to Dai and his friends. In the past, he defeated the Dark Lord and saved the world. Despite his mischievious side, he has an unshakeable will, and is a kind teacher.

  • Crocodine (Voice: Tomoaki Maeno)
    The commander of the Dark Army’s Furfang Legion, a contingent of vicious monsters. Bold and proud, he has no fear of death of the battlefield.

  • Hyunckel (Voice: Yuki Kaji)
    The commander of the Dark Army’s Undead Legion, a corps of warriors who have transcended death itself. He fights with the Dark Armour Blade, which can repel offensive spells cast its way. Although he was Avan’s first disciple, he harbors a deep-seated resentment toward his former master.

  • Hadlar (Voice: Tomokazu Seki)
    Once known as the Dark Lord, his army of monsters was strong enough to threaten the entire world. Some time after being defeated by Avan, he was revived by Vearn, the Dark King.

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