Superb Japanese role-playing game Dragon Quest 8 launches on iPad, iPhone and Android devices today, Square Enix has announced.
Square Enix sressed you'll be able to play the entire game without the need for additional in-game purchases.
Dragon Quest 8 launched on the PS2 in Europe eight years ago and became a critical and commercial hit. This port features new controls designed for single-handed play on touch devices. There's also an Auto run button for easy navigation around the game field.
The combat system has been reworked to allow one-tap turn-based battles. You can choose an in-game battle strategy to move your character and parties automatically during battles.
"The game is perfectly suited as a tremendous value for mobile and tablet as a full 60-plus hour console game with an epic tale of friendship, bravery and adventure," producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto said.
"In particular, we have put a lot of effort and ingenuity into making the control scheme comfortable to play with."
Square Enix recommends you use an iPhone 5 or iPad 3rd gen or later. It won't work on iPhone 4. On Android you'll need a device operating Android 4.0 or later.