Dragon Quest 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 of the Stars, released to worldwide audiences 25 February 2020. Originally released in Japan 15 October 2015 for smartphones, players take on the role of a hero and their two siblings after a brutal battle with the Dark Lord of the Stars sends them crashing to the earth of a faraway world with no memory of who they are and a mystical tome in their possession. With the aid of a hyperactive alien squirrel named Cyril and the guidance of a mysterious man known as the Questocrat, the trio now battles their way across the galaxy in order to beat back a force of rising darkness.