Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

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Travel to the past to save the present as you restore forgotten lands
and battle an unknown evil in this classic DRAGON QUEST adventure
completely rebuilt from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS system.
Customize your party with over 30 vocations and level up in turn-based
battles to learn new spells and abilities in this timeless quest!

Visuals and other features

Featuring character and monster designs from acclaimed artist Akira
Toriyama, in the Dragon Quest VII game, you'll explore an ever-changing
world filled with mystery, intrigue, and danger. On your quest you'll
meet a captivating cast of characters that will help you change time as
you solve their problems and save their lives. Expand and share your
adventure even more with the StreetPass™ feature—send and receive
traveller's tablets to explore new dungeons that contain rare monsters
and unique equipment.

Bonus: Get a download code for a free Dragon Quest VII Bonus
theme when you purchase the digital version of the Dragon Quest® VII:
Fragments of the Forgotten Past game for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of
systems in the Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. You'll find the download
code for the free theme on your Nintendo eShop receipt. Offer valid
until 9/30/2016 11:59 p.m. PT

Release Date

Sep 15, 2016

Metacritic Score



Play Time

78 hours

Games in Series




Interesting Facts

  • It was released in North America in 2001 under the title Dragon Warrior VII.
  • The game follows the Hero and his friends as they discover secrets about the mysterious islands surrounding their home of Estard.
  • Battles are still fought in a turn-based mode from a first person perspective.
  • There are four ways and means of locomotion: walking (striding), sailing a boat, flying a magic carpet, or using an object known as the skystone.
  • Although non-battle sequences are rendered in 3D, battles themselves are still portrayed two dimensionally.
  • Dragon Quest VII uses a class system for learning abilities, similar to that of Dragon Quest VI.
  • Some available classes include Warrior, Fighter, Cleric, Mage, Bard, Dancer, Jester, Thief, Idol, Pirate, Ranger, Gladiator, Paladin, Summoner, God Hand, and Hero.
  • The Hero has no default name; as is traditional in the Dragon Quest series, the name is supplied by the player (however, he is called Arus in the official manga and was given the name Auster in the 3DS English translation).
  • Dragon Warrior VII received both commercial and critical success in Japan.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Family/Child Friendly


Number of maps


Third/First Person

First person



Protagonist sex


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