Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional for Nintendo 3DS during their panel at Tokyo Game Show 2016 yesterday.
While similar to Joker 3, the spin-off series’ previous installment that released on March 2016, Professional will introduce fresh content. New scenarios and the return of familiar characters and monsters — such as Baramos, Bjorn, and Hargon — will make an appearance.
Those who already own Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 will be able to import their monsters to Joker 3 Professional. The game’s TGS 2016 trailer, below, shows the player collecting at least 687 monsters — a respectable increase over Joker 3’s 500+ monster bestiary.
The Joker entries in the Dragon Quest Monsters series all follow a similar story where players take on the role of a protagonist named Joker. The basic principle is to scout for monsters in various regions and add them to your party by taming them.
It’s currently unknown if Square Enix plans to localize Joker 3 Professional for the West. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 has yet to see a release in North America or Europe, after all.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional launches in Japan on February 9, 2017 at the suggested retail price of 5,250 yen.