SEGA's North American release of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is a coming up this July, and the publisher has announced some special post-launch paid and free DLC content that will be available for those picking up the game both at retail and digitally.
In the year 2100, dragons have descended upon earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises-a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace-to become a dragon hunter and eventual savior of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favor of mankind: By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons' power. This will give them the edge to defeat the True Dragons, and stand a chance against the most powerful one of them all... the 7th Dragon: VFD.
First off, there's going to be a free in-game bonus item at launch in the form of a special Nagamimi doll (talking bunny plushy) that will be free forever. The voice will vary depending on which of the 40 different variations you pick from for your protagonist. Additionally, SEGA will be releasing seven DLC quests that either give XP/money boosts and unlockable characters, or challenge players with a post-game boss rush. The list of DLC is included below:
Quest: Seed Outbreak!
Description: Encounter Dragonsbane Seeds for extra XP and money.
Quest: Gold Rabi Outbreak!
Description: Encounter Gold Rabis for extra XP and money.
Quest: Code: Student!
Description: Recruit the Samurai character from 7th Dragon 2020
Quest: Code: Otaku!
Description: Recruit the Hacker character from 7th Dragon 2020
Quest: Code: Lucier!
Description: Recruit the Lucier character from 7th Dragon 2020-II
Quest: To My Beloved Unit 13
Description: Prepare for post-game. Unlock ultimate weapons for all classes and a "Blaster Raven" character
Quest: Allie's Death March
Description: A test for the bravest dragon hunters, beware. Unlock a boss rush of nearly every encounter in the game pumped up to max level. EXTREME!
Bonus Item: Nagamimi Doll
Description: Obtain a talking Nagamimi bunny doll in your apartment!
The publisher noted that it requires game progression to encounter the DLC content. Additionally, "To My Beloved Unit 13" is activated post-game only.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be released on July 12 in North America in stores and digitally via the Nintendo eShop for $39.99/CA$54.99. All pre-order and day-one launch copies of the game will include a 28-page art book that's full of design work including that of character designer Miwa Shirow, showcasing the game's numerous character classes, enemies, and environments.