Dragon Quest Champions Shutting Down on July 30

    Shutting down after just a year in service.

    Square Enix and Koei Tecmo announced that “melee command battle RPG” Dragon Quest Champions will be shutting down permanently on July 30. The game will only last in service for just over one year.

    Square Enix’s Takuma Shiraishi and Koei Tecmo’s Tomohiko Sho served as producer and director of Dragon Quest Champions, which was announced at the January 2023 Dragon Quest mobile RPG presentation. A closed beta test was held from February 6 to 13, 2023 in Japan with 20,000 lucky applicants. A worldwide release of Dragon Quest Champions was not announced, and it appears that one will never come since the game is shutting down.

    Dragon Quest Champions Shutting Down Permanently

    In a new notice on the game’s official website, Square Enix confirmed that Dragon Quest Champions is shutting down at 15:00 JST on July 30. All in-game sales for paid currency have been ended effective immediately. 

    Square Enix plans to release an “Adventure Log” of Dragon Quest Champions after the game’s end of service date. Data such as player information may be viewed in the Adventure Log. Further details were not revealed yet, however. 

    Lastly, ere’s an overview of Dragon Quest Champions, via Gematsu:


    A melee Dragon Quest command battle RPG that you can play solo!

    Utilizing the series’ familiar command-style battle system, players will aim to win tournaments of wisdom and courage against various enemies to become a true hero.

    In Tournament Mode, up to 50 players will battle in real-time. Fight fair and square, run away, or even barge your way into other people’s fights. Obtain the title of Champion by your own methods!

    Additionally, there are plenty of solo gameplay elements such as Story Mode and all sorts of quests.

    Get ready to set off on a new adventure that everyone can enjoy!


    Victory will open the door of promise.

    Long, long ago… the Demon King’s plan to rule the world was crushed by the hero and their two companions.

    Some time has passed since then… In a world of continued peace, the people are absorbed in the “Heroic Martial Arts Tournaments” that honor the legacy of the ancient hero.

    Meanwhile, a young person sets off from a certain village to participate in the tournaments.

    With the words their father once told them when they were young held closely in their heart.

    “Only those who have won all Heroic Martial Arts Tournaments can become true heroes. We must accomplish this by our own hands.”

    And so now is the time to follow in their father’s footsteps and fulfill their promise. A new legend is about to be born!

    • Protagonist – An adventurer who aspires to become a hero. To find their missing father, they decide to participate in the Heroic Martial Arts Tournaments.
    • Elmia – A lively, self-proclaimed manager who shares the protagonist’s fate. She is old friends with the healslime Homit.
    • Homit – A charming guide who loves to cheer on others. While he is not good at fighting on his own, he is always there to advise the protagonist.
    • Zelam – The protagonist’s rival. Determined and confident. He dislikes relying on or cooperating with others.
    • Dralin – A dracky that provides live commentary for the Heroic Martial Arts Tournaments. His funky style and passionate commentary livens up the tournament.
    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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