|Theatrhythm Dragon Quest|
Theatrhythm Dragon Questis a rhythm game developed by indieszero and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo 3DS. It was released in Japan on March 26, 2015, and was the first game of its type in the Dragon Quest series and the third Theatrhythm game after Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call .
Rhythm game or rhythm action is a genre of music-themed action video game that challenges a player's sense of rhythm. Games in the genre typically focus on dance or the simulated performance of musical instruments, and require players to press buttons in a sequence dictated on the screen. Doing so causes the game's protagonist or avatar to dance or to play their instrument correctly, which increases the player's score. Many rhythm games include multiplayer modes in which players compete for the highest score or cooperate as a simulated musical ensemble. While conventional control pads may be used as input devices, rhythm games often feature novel game controllers that emulate musical instruments. Certain dance-based games require the player to physically dance on a mat, with pressure-sensitive pads acting as the input device.
indieszero Corporation, Ltd. is a video game development company headquartered in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on April 21, 1997, and has developed video games for other video game companies, including Nintendo, SEGA, and Square Enix.
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Theatrhythm Dragon Quest features 65 musical pieces selected from the Dragon Quest series, all originally composed by Koichi Sugiyama.Additional tracks were released as downloadable content via the Nintendo eShop.
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There are three game modes: challenge mode, music-play and Casino. While tracks can be unlocked in challenge mode,playable characters can be unlocked in Casino.
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest was first announced at Jump Festa 2015 on December 10, 2014, with a playable demo.A trial version was released on March 11, and a smartphone app called Intro Quiz Battle was released on March 20, 2015. The app has players listen to songs from Dragon Quest games and answer questions about them until the app was shut down on April 30, 2015.
Producer Ichiro Hazama mentioned in an interview that developers would monitor fan feedback as to what additional songs would be included as downloadable content.The first collection of DLC was previewed a week before the game was released in March 2015 and featured five songs, one from each of the first five Dragon Quest games. A second DLC song collection from Dragon Quests III through V was released in April 2015. A fourth DLC packet of four songs was made available free of charge in May 2015.
Famitsu scored Theatrhythm Dragon Quest a 35/40.More than 76,000 copies were sold in its first week, making it the best-selling Nintendo 3DS game in that week.
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