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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince For Switch Gets Rare Discount

The Switch-exclusive Dragon Quest creature-collecting game has been discounted to its best price yet.


June is looking to be a quiet month, a perfect time to catch up on a fun JRPGs, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince. For Nintendo Switch owners, fresh stock of the physical edition of the game has just arrived and it's on sale, giving you another chance to check out a fun spin-off in the Dragon Quest franchise. The initial supply of cartridges for the game quickly sold out, and resellers were quick to apply the rules of supply and demand to these sought-after physical copies. But now the latest Dragon Quest Monsters game is back in stock and steeply discounted.

Normally $60, GameStop is offering the game for $40, a very nice discount of $20. Amazon also has it for the same price, but you'll need to click "Other sellers on Amazon" and "Add to Cart" on the first option to get the discount--this is because Amazon is temporarily out of stock, but orders can still be placed.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince -- $40 ($60)

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince

In case you missed it, Dragon Quest: The Dark Prince is a creature-collecting game and was released in December with seemingly little fanfare behind it. In this installment, you play as the antagonist from Dragon Quest IV, Psaro, who is cursed and is unable to harm anything with monster blood. Fortunately, the monsters under the command of Psaro don't share that curse, and you'll embark on a quest to capture more powerful creatures and combine them into new forms using the power of synthesis.

With over 500 monsters to scout, battle, and assist on your journey, you'll be busy creating a one-of-a-kind roster of creatures that can help you survive the fantastical environments of Nadiria. On GameSpot's sister site Metacritic, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince has an average metascore of 72 from 39 reviews, with several reviews highlighting its simplified approach to attract newcomers to the Dragon Quest Monsters series, while veterans will find plenty of nostalgic appeal here.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is one of several notable Square Enix games discounted to its best price yet. The biggest draw here Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, as after launching with a $70 price tag, you can get the game at its best price yet. Other great games on offer from the publisher include Final Fantasy 16 and Star Ocean: The Second Story R.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth -- $55 ($70)

Final Fantasy 16 -- $35 ($50)

Star Ocean: The Second Story R -- $35 ($50)

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