Dragon Quest, also known as Dragon Warrior prior to 2003, is a series of Japanese fantasy role-playing video games made by Square Enix, with character designs by Dragon Ball manga artist Akira Toriyama. The games typically follow a prophesied Hero on a quest to save the world from a powerful demon or Dragonlord; this is balanced with humour and comical-looking monsters for an overall lighthearted tone. There are recurring elements and monsters such as the Slime, Rockbomb, and Chimaera, but no direct continuity between games.
The newest game in the Dragon Quest franchise is Dragon Quest Tact, released to worldwide audiences 28 January 2021. Originally released in Japan during July 2020 for smartphones, players take on the role of a hero who finds himself in the world of Orchesterra with a mysterious baton. As he wakes, he finds that he is the only human in a realm populated with monsters of many species and is somehow able to bond with these creatures and command them in battle. With the aid of his new allies Mindini and Majellan, our hero is destined to battle an evil force corrupting all of monsterkind and to restore order to Orchesterra.