Dragon Quest® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies lets players
enjoy an adventure that is entirely their own, yet can be shared with
others anywhere, anytime. Players begin their adventure as an angel-like
guardian who is sent to retrieve the magical fruits of a sacred tree,
which have the power to grant wishes, and set off on an incredible quest
with three other companions.
Players can create their own heroes, deciding how they would like
their face, hair and clothing to look. As the story unfolds, players
become stronger, smarter and more powerful, and can create custom
companions to join their group as well.
Players will have fun discovering more than 900 pieces of clothing,
armor, weapons and other items that will provide them with a unique
appearance and special abilities. Even occupations can be customized
and changed at any time. Players can take on one of a dozen different
jobs with varying strengths, weaknesses, spells and skills.
Fast-paced battles unfold as players decide what to do and then view
cinematic action scenes. This format rewards careful thinking and
strategy over quick reflexes. The more foes players defeat, the
stronger their characters become.
Special multiplayer modes let players share their adventure with
others, allowing up to four players to team up via a local wireless
connection and experience the fun of tackling challenging monsters and
dungeons cooperatively with their own characters. Players can even
leave the game active in their backpacks, pockets or purses and still
interact with other players via an interactive “Tag Mode.” Fun
information about players’ characters can be wirelessly transmitted to
Treasure maps allow players to find otherwise inaccessible special
dungeons called grottoes, which can contain rare items or enemies. In
Tag mode, treasure maps and customized greetings can be exchanged
automatically by players who come within range of one another.
Players with wireless broadband Internet access can visit an online
shop to find new items or download additional quests. The selection of
items changes daily. Some downloadable quests will continue the main
storyline of the game, while others offer standalone missions or
quests themed to a particular time of year.
Talking with different characters will unfold the story and point
players toward their next mission. All quests come with a reward,
which might be anything from a rare item to a new, unlocked occupation.
As of May 20, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo
DSi and Wii systems has been retired. Online features of this game are
no longer available after this date but this game still provides an
entertaining experience in offline mode.
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about this service change, please visit support.nintendo.com/servicesupdate.