Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past originally released for PlayStation in the early 2000s and got a re-release for the Nintendo 3DS back in 2013 in Japan. There was awhile where it was looking like the West wasn’t going to get this port, but thankfully that did not turn out to be the case and now we have yet another trailer to promote the game’s impending release.
This trailer is the fifth part of a series of gameplay trailers released by Nintendo on their official YouTube channel that showcase different aspects of the game. For this fifth installment, the focus is on what is known as The Haven.
As you play through the game, many new areas of the map will open up, including one seemingly empty area that is known as The Haven. This area only features one NPC named Carey, who asks that you bring reformed monsters to come live there. These aren’t just typical monsters, but rather people how are hiding as others, such as a former slime found living as what looks like a human in the trailer. The only way you could tell he used to be a slime is by his unusual way of speaking.
After getting these reformed monsters to go to the Haven, you’ll get what is known as a traveler’s tablet, which unlocks a small dungeon that involves that former monster. The town in The Haven will start to grow, with you able to also get more traveler’s tablets through the game’s online features as well when they are distributed.
The Haven also houses a casino where you can earn in-game prizes, as well as an area called the Safe House that houses monsters you met through StreetPass. You can also access the plinth, which allows you to warp to other dungeons from The Haven.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past launches for the Nintendo 3DS in the US on September 16, and make sure to check out The Haven for yourself in the trailer below.