Square Enix celebrates two decades of the Dragon Quest spin off series.

Dragon Quest Monsters 20th Anniversary “Coming of Age Ceremony” Live Stream to Air November 6

Square Enix celebrates two decades of the Dragon Quest spin off series.
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Square Enix has announced that it will host a Dragon Quest Monsters “Coming-of-Age Ceremony” on November 6 at 7:00 a.m. EDT on Niconico, a Japanese video sharing service. 

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The live stream will consists of two parts, with the first looking back at the past 20 years of the Dragon Quest Monsters spin off series. The second portion will look toward the future of the series.

The live stream will also include a handful of guests, including Series Creator Yuji Horii, Dragon Quest Monsters Series Producer Taichi Inuzuka, Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light producer Takamasa Shiba, Dragon Quest: Dokodemo Monster Parade Producer Yuuta Ashimine, Dragon Quest XI 3DS Version Producer Kento Yokota, Dragon Quest XI Director Takeshi Uchikawa, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker Battle Director Jin Fujisawa, and V-Jump Deputy Editor Saito-V. Ayana Tsubaki will host as emcee.

Dragon Quest Monsters is a monster taming RPG spin off of the main Dragon Quest franchise, which expands on monster recruiting elements first introduced in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. The first title in the series, Dragon Quest Monsters (known as Dragon Warrior Monsters outside of Japan) first released for the Game Boy Color in Japan on September 25, 1998, in North America on January 25, 2000, and in Europe on January 28, 2000.

After the positive reception of the first game, the series continued with a two-version sequel on Game Boy Color, a remake of the Game Boy Color games on PlayStation. There was also a single Game Boy Advance title, the first two games in the Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker series on Nintendo DS, a few mobile games, including Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light, and more remakes of the Game Boy Color games as well as Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 on Nintendo 3DS.

The last Dragon Quest Monsters title to be released outside of Japan was Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 on Nintendo DS in 2011.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for updates from the live stream.

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