The series follows the adventures of four teenagers fighting to safeguard Capital City from the vengeful wrath of insane and disgruntled B-Movie director, Klaus Von Steinhauer, who possesses the ability to bring his cinematic monsters to life. Over the course of the series, various story arcs occur that expand the series cast and city locations. Each week sees the teens customize common household objects into useful weapons to fight against monstrous creations.
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Dragon Quest Monsters is a spin-off series of the Dragon Quest games. Published by Square Enix (formerly Enix), it sets the player in a medieval/fantasy world filled with magic, monsters and knights. Unlike the original Dragon Quest games, the player's character does not do any of the fighting in battles; instead the player has to rely on capturing, breeding and raising monsters to do the fighting for them. The concept originated from Dragon Quest V (1992). The character and monster designs are by Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama. The series spans several handheld gaming systems and each game has received positive reviews from critics. Upon the series' debut in the US, it was quickly labeled as a “Pokémon clone” by critics. For the first two US releases, the titles used Warrior instead of the original Japanese Quest. This was due to Dragon Quest's North American name being changed due to a trademark conflict with the role-playing game DragonQuest, which was published by Simulation Publications in the 1980s until the company's bankruptcy in 1982 and purchase by TSR, Inc., which then published it as an alternate line to Dungeons & Dragons until 1987. In 2003, Square Enix registered the Dragon Quest trademark in the US, making the Dragon Warrior name obsolete.
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Dragon Warrior Monsters, the first game in the series, was released in 1998 in Japan and in North America and the PAL region the next year for the Game Boy Color. The Japanese version was called Dragon Quest Monsters. It was released for the Game Boy Color before the console itself was released, however the cartridge was backward-compatible with the older Game Boy in black-and-white. Its sequel, Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, also for the Game Boy Color, was released in 2001 in both Japan and North America. There are two versions of the game, similar to Pokémon Gold and Silver, called Cobi's Journey (Ruka's Journey in Japan) and Tara's Adventure (Iru's Adventure in Japan), named after the main characters the player controls. Each version features slight differences, such as monster appearances. Both games were developed by TOSE and published by Enix. Dragon Quest Monsters 1+2, a remake of these two games with updated graphics and interface, was released in 2002 in Japan, for the PlayStation. The game is compatible with the i-Mode adapter for PlayStation, allowing players to upload monsters to the i-Mode cellular phone version, Dragon Quest Monsters i. The two games were remade on Japanese Nintendo 3DS on 2012 and 2014, respectively. Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart is the third game in the series, released in Japan in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Developed by TOSE, the game was the last Dragon Quest game Enix published before merging with Square. It features Keifer, a prince from Dragon Warrior VII. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, for the Nintendo DS, was released in Japan in 2006 and was the first in the series to feature 3D graphics. It was brought to North America the next year, and in 2008, was released in the PAL region, making it the second game in the series to do so. Initially revealed through the publication Shonen Jump, the game is set around a tournament referred to as the Joker GP. It also features Wi-Fi multiplayer play through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service and full 3D movement and battles. Unlike the other games in the series, this game has no random battles. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 was released in Japan on April 28, 2010 and in the United States on September 19, 2011, as revealed at E3 2011. Two cell phone games Dragon Quest Monsters: Wanted! and Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light were released in Japan.
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