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Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Promo.

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This is a Dracky plush doll, inspired by the Dragon Quest video game character. My husband is old school about gaming, though, so he calls this little guy Drakee (its old name) and plays Dragon Warrior (the original series name). It’s all very confusing. I don’t ask, I just turn the things he likes into plushies. (That’s love right there!)

Drakee is crocheted from a dark blue acrylic yarn from a pattern I made up as I went along. His eyes and mouth are made from felt. He’s about 10” tall with a wingspan of about 20”. I think we need to rig up some sort of trapeze so he can look like he’s flying. After I stuffed him he came out a little more round than I’d planned, but that’s okay. This Drakee has just been eating too many table scraps and hasn’t been getting enough flying around exercise. ;)

I included a game art picture of what the character looks like. My husband picked out the yarn and mouth colors, so presumably the dark blue and bright red are game-correct, and he had me make the tail extra bulbous, so that’s also hopefully correct. :)

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The winners of the Astortia Princess contest were announced a few days ago. There is a princess for all of Astortia and one more for each tribe.

The Astortia Princess was elected from player candidates (as opposed to the Queen, which is elected from story NPCs). With White Day coming up, the male equivalent elections of Astortia Knight (NPCs) and Astortia Prince (player characters) are also in progress. I’ll post the Astortia Prince candidates once the roster has been decided.

Lets talk about Po for a minute.

This is Po from Kung Fu Panda.

He is literally an overweight

Fanboy

Who works at a fast food restaurant

With the worst luck

Ever

And yet becomes

This badass

Dragon Warrior

Who still acts

Like

Himself

Who still hates hiking

And stairs

He uses his fat

To his advantage

And doesn’t let

His tragic past

Define him

This has been a Po appreciation post.


Square Enix has confirmed it will launch Dragon Quest Heroes for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe later this year. The game will be available at retailers, via digital download, and the Square Enix Online Store.

Here’s a brief summary, via Square Enix:

In Dragon Quest Heroes, players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenging swarms of enemies and conquering gigantic monsters. Dragon Quest Heroes comes to the PlayStation 4 system in beautiful high-definition graphics, filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama.

Both Yuji Horii, director and creator of Dragon Quest, and Koichi Sugiyama, the composer closely tied to the series since its first installment and creator of countless memorable musical masterpieces, are closely involved in bringing this title to life. Furthermore, ω-Force (Omega Force) from Koei Tecmo Games – the team that has created numerous popular action game series – is also taking part in its development.

Dragon Quest Heroes will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS3 in Japan tomorrow. The game will be PS4-exclusive in the west.