Update [Thu 19th Jan, 2023 16:35 GMT]: Idea Factory International has confirmed that Dokapon Kingdom: Connect is coming to the West! Idea Factory will be handling publishing duties for the game in the West.
Along with an official English trailer, we know that this remaster will be launching (physically and digitally) in North America and Europe in Spring 2023.
Check out some official English screens for the game, along with info from the game's press release:
About the Game
Everyone in Dokapon Kingdom loves money.
One day in this peaceful land, monsters suddenly appeared and began attacking nearby towns. The economy collapsed, and people were at their lowest. Taxes were no longer being paid, of course.
So that's when the King took action!
He decided to gather the bravest warriors to rescue these towns so he can get paid! In exchange, the one who collects the most shall be rewarded with the Princess' hand in marriage and the throne.
And thus, an adventure for money begins, where absolutely anything goes!
RPG & Board Game Lovers Unite... AGAIN! – Originally released for the PlayStation®2 and the Nintendo Wii, the hybrid party board game is now back for the Nintendo Switch! The game is simple: spin the roulette and defeat whoever stands your way!
Connect With Your Best Frenemies Online – Holding a grudge never felt so good! Players can now duke it out against their friends via Nintendo Switch Online!
5 Game Modes & A Massive Game Board! – Plot your revenge and choose from 5 different game modes: Normal, Story, Shopping Race, Kill Race, and Town Race. With a kingdom spanning seven continents, who knows what shenanigans you'll get into!
Outwit Your Foes With 11 Possible Job Classes – Wanna slash your way through the Dokapon Kingdom? Choose the Warrior! Interested in conjuring flashy spells? Pick the Magician! Choose from 11 job classes and earn experience points to level up your character! Purchase or even steal items and use them to your advantage!
Original article [Thu 19th Jan, 2023 10:00 GMT]: Sting, the developer behind the Dept. Heaven games such as Riviera: The Promised Land, Yggdra Union, and Knights in the Nightmare, is bringing back Dokapon Kingdom for the Switch. This news came from an early Famitsu scoop yesterday from @gamenohanshi (via @gosokkyu), with Famitsu confirming the news later.
Released on the PS2 in 2007 before coming to the Wii in 2008, this board game RPG will be launching on Switch in Japan as Dokapon Kingdom: Connect on 13th April 2023. Sadly, a Western release date has yet to be announced — but we're hoping! (Even though we've also been praying for that Knights in the Nightmare rerelease to make its way here...)
Boasting cute, colourful visuals and boards where you battle monsters to earn the most money, Dokapon Kingdom was a good ol' romp back in the day, and with four-player online multiplayer coming to this version, you can bet we'll be scrambling to best our friends online and destroy friendships.