Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen – Nintendo DS

A prestigious army captain, an adventurous princess seeking to test her skills beyond palace walls, a humble merchant aspiring to open his own shop, and two sisters who wish to avenge their father’s death… These seemingly unrelated individuals will soon cross paths when fate brings them together to journey alongside you, the hero. Dive into this unique adventure, and discover an epic tale told through the experiences and emotions of characters from all walks of life. For the first time, a full-fledged DRAGON QUEST adventure arrives on Nintendo DS with DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen. The brainchild of series creator Yuji Horii, the DRAGON QUEST series has continued to excite and enchant players with its engaging storylines, charming characters designed by world-famous manga artist Akira Toriyama and imaginative worlds complemented by the memorable scores of renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama. Experience an adventure of epic proportions, presented through a unique portrayal of multiple character perspectives. While retaining the classic look and feel of the original release, this remake breathes new life into a much-loved entry in the DRAGON QUEST series with 3D graphics, dual screen presentation and newly animated monsters.In a far-off land, a group of disparate individuals soon will come together to embark on a journey they never could have imagined. Among them are two sisters seeking to avenge their father’s death, a merchant longing to open his own shop, a princess desiring to test her skills outside the palace walls and a respected army captain. As the hero of this compelling tale, you will join these seemingly unrelated companions for an incredible adventure. Battles, mysteries and an engaging cast of characters await as you take off on an epic journey.

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Dragon Quest IV Features

  • Embark on a journey to explore the land, seas and skies of the DRAGON QUEST universe in this grand entry from the Zenithia Trilogy. Soon to follow are DQ V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and DQ VI: Realms of Reverie, never before released in North America
  • Indulge in the colorful DRAGON QUEST world created by Yuji Horii, combined with the charming characters and monsters designed by Akira Toriyama and memorable soundtrack from famed composer Koichi Sugiyama to create an unforgettable gaming experience
  • Experience the world of DRAGON QUEST through the perspectives of multiple characters with a unique, chapter-driven storyline while you journey through a beautifully rendered 3D world, with dynamic dual screen presentation and newly animated monsters
  • Enjoy an all-new English translation that incorporates 13 known dialects from around the globe, bringing the diverse world and characters of DRAGON QUEST to life
  • Unravel the ancient mystery behind a cursed kingdom by expanding your town via Chance Encounter mode, available through local wireless connection

Exclusive to the Nintendo DS

With Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, a full-fledged Dragon Quest adventure comes to Nintendo DS for the first time. The talents of series creator Yuji Horii, world-famous manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama combine in this thrilling, chapter-driven tale that preserves all the beloved charm of the original game while infusing it with additional excitement with incredible 3D graphics, dual-screen presentation and newly animated monsters. Multiple character perspectives bring the game to life as you explore a fantastic, dazzlingly rendered world filled with adventure and surprises.

Dragonquest IV
Dragonquest IV
Dual Screen Gameplay

Product Features

  • Embark on a journey to explore the land, seas and skies of the DRAGON QUEST universe in this grand entry from the Zenithia Trilogy. Soon to follow are DQ V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and DQ VI: Realms of Reverie, never before released in North America
  • Indulge in the colorful DRAGON QUEST world created by Yuji Horii, combined with the charming characters and monsters designed by Akira Toriyama and memorable soundtrack from famed composer Koichi Sugiyama to create an unforgettable gaming experience
  • Experience the world of DRAGON QUEST through the perspectives of multiple characters with a unique, chapter-driven storyline while you journey through a beautifully rendered 3D world, with dynamic dual screen presentation and newly animated monsters
  • Enjoy an all-new English translation that incorporates 13 known dialects from around the globe, bringing the diverse world and characters of DRAGON QUEST to life
  • Unravel the ancient mystery behind a cursed kingdom by expanding your town via Chance Encounter mode, available through local wireless connection

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2 Responses to Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen – Nintendo DS

  1. Amazon Customer "Tempting Reviews" says:

    A legend. Long overdue. UPDATED 10/5OK.I’m figuring you, the reader, are in one of three categories:A: A “newbie” who never played this game, either because it came out before you were born or you skipped it because you were too busy playing Mortal Kombat and Virtua Cop.B: A non-RPG’er who got converted sometime in the past, and now is trying to make up for lost time.C: Someone who played the original, and want to know if this game fits the bill.I’ll be as detailed as I can for all of you.First, Dragon Warrior is indeed the 4th in the series, however it is the first in a trilogy called the Zenithia Trilogy. Part 4 we received stateside way back years ago on the NES. We never got parts 5 and 6; in my opinion, neither really had the appeal of part 4. This one attempts to tell a story the way I feel a story should be told: introduce each core character separately, as ‘chapters’, then bring them all together and finish on a strong note. IF you’ve ever played Phantasy Star III, it’s kind of the same thing, only these peeps aren’t related to one another. Note that when you beat Chapter 5, there is an additional Chapter which you must save after the credits and load to get access to. The NES version had no such additional Chapter.Sometime in the late 90′s-early 2k, Enix announced it was remaking Part 4 on the PlayStation. Needless to say, fans were absolutely ecstatic. It released in Japan, and it was like the world had ended…mobs of people picking up the game. Shortly before its US release date…Enix announced that we were not getting it due to what they claimed was the lack of ability to work with the translation and code. Needless to say, fans were absolutely irate. It wasn’t pretty, trust me.Now, here we are, almost a decade later. The reason I told you the background, is that this is the exact same game as the PlayStation version. That’s important, because if you’re expecting some touch screen controls to navigate, you’ll be sorely disappointed. “Port” is a perfect word for this. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t care, great. Keep reading….Your first task is Ragnar. He’s a soldier in a kingdom where the children seem to have gone missing. It’s up to you to find them…and to help a creature in need. Next is the tomboy princess Alena, who along with her companions wants to be free from the burdens of being royalty, and prove herself in the tournament. Next up is “Torneko” (more on why I quoted that later), who is on a quest to be the world’s greatest merchant. Rounding out the crew is “Maya” and “Meena”, twin sisters who are trying to solve their father’s murder, and lastly, your hero, where you’ll meet up with all of the previously named and embark on the final quest.If you’ve played the original, you’ve played this one; there are few differences in the core gameplay. Of note is the now-common addition of the Tiny Medal sidequest to the game. Find enough and you’ll be rewarded with various specialty items. There is one very unexpected change…in the NES version, during the final chapter, you only had control over the Hero, none of your party members. In this version, you can control everyone individually. The auto control wasn’t really a big issue except at the last boss, because Brey (more on why you’re just now hearing that name later) would always cast that ice spell on him which did almost no damage instead of using Bikill which would have resulted in an easy win. There were ways around this, but still, it was annoying.The music is now orchestrated, and tracks that you may remember from the NES version make quite the triumphant return. It’s immediately evident that at the time, it would have stood out in a lot of people’s eyes had we gotten it stateside.Graphically, the game looks way dated; almost a mirror image of Dragon Quest VII, if you ever bothered to play that game (I did, never beat it). It uses a 3D environment, and 2D sprites stretched to 3D (but still 2D when you look directly at them). Pixels abound, and small things are a little difficult to see, but not too much.You can see pictures for the weapons, armor and items! This is a great thing for me. I used to love looking at the pictures of the things as I equipped them, from the instruction book. After a point you had no picture to reference, and you were left wondering what certain weapons looked like. Now you can see them in the game, and it’s pretty cool. Also, the shop tells you in advance what sell price you can get for your stuff before you sell it, so you don’t have to pick each one and guess. Major improvement; that annoyed me before.Now, for the complaints. And there are a few – mind you, I’m an old school gamer, and Dragon Quest IV was designed with me in mind; I’ve never played a more enthralling RPG in my life, not even the…

  2. David Batzer "GreenMonkey" says:

    Good update if you ignore the silly accents 0

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