This is a role-playing game in which players control a group of friends as they explore a fantastical world. Players interact with townspeople, undertake missions, and engage in turn-based battles with enemies (e.g., zombies, demons, humans). Damage is indicated by a hit animation (i.e., the character taking damage will rock backwards), with a numerical value popping up to show the magnitude of the health/hit points depleted from the attack. One monster is called “bloody hand” and is depicted as a small hand covered in red liquid. A few scenes contain moderately suggestive dialogue: “Gah, when I heard it was mixed bathing, I had all kinds of wild ideas, but this is…well, a bit dull. . .;” “If Lavender and Carraway can have their carry-on, why can’t we?” One level allows players to wager in-game currency on slot machines and poker hands. Bathroom humor also occurs in the game: references to manure; vomit sounds; urine jokes (e.g.,”Phew! I made it to the wall just in time!”). During the course of the game, townsfolk are sometimes depicted or described as drunk (e.g., “That there soldier may be drunk as a skunk, but he can still cut a rug!”; a shopkeeper hiccups and and slurs his speech.). The words “damn” and “hell” appear in the dialogue.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is expected to come out on the 16th of September in North America. If you are interested, you can preorder the 3DS remake with this link on Amazon.