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Nintendo Switch | DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders

February 23, 2019

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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders is part of the How To Train Your Dragon family we have seen 3 films, a TV series, games and toys. This game is set in the world of How To Train Your Dragon with a unique story and characters.

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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders

Players will take to the skies in an epic battle to save Dragon-kind from Eir, a fiery new foe who is determined to control all Dragons to do her evil bidding. Alongside new friends Scribbler and Patch, players will discover exciting new locations and return to old haunts, meet familiar characters, and clash with fierce enemies in this all-new action-adventure.

Presented by Outright Games and Universal Games and Digital Platforms, the new video game is inspired by the DreamWorks Dragons franchise and available now onPlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™

DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders // Key Features

  • NEW, AUTHENTIC ADVENTURE: Help Scribbler recover lost memories and forge a friendship with Patch, his unique hybrid dragon
  • EPIC BATTLES: Unlock powerful abilities and take on fearsome foes
  • EXPLORE VAST NEW LOCATIONS: Fly to familiar locations, as well as new locations, including Havenholme, Valka’s Mountain and Blood Briar Island
  • SOLVE PUZZLES: Swap between Scribbler and his dragon Patch to conquer obstacles
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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders // Game Play

You play as scribbler and the dragon patch, in the search to regain his memory (no spoilers for why and what happened) while searching to defeat the Villan Eir. On the journey, you meet other popular characters from How To Train Your Dragon story. This is set before the third film, and you don’t get to play with any of the characters as this is about Scribbler and Patch. They are set around key locations in the franchise like Havenholme and Valkas Mountain, though there are new islands to discover that haven’t been mentioned yet. 

The game its self is a top-down adventure with several puzzles and mysteries to solve, with action battles against foes and dragons. The main villain Eir is controlling dragons and a quest to battler her she several times too. You go through several Locations while flying and use if the map shows you how much there is to discover. There is a lot of writing and reading as no characters are voiced only with the odd laugh, grunt or noise, it’s text-based. 

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The graphics are nice with a slight anime style on the drawings and the rest of the designs based on the franchise. The scenes and maps are pretty aswell as were the designs of the dragons. The buttons aren’t over complicated and you slowly unlock more abilities and powers for both characters as the game goes on.

Final thoughts…

In all its a well put together game, some bits are challenging and I had to help, though Tigger did learn after several failed attempts in some of the puzzles. The dragon flying was fun and I think he enjoyed that especially. I don’t think he was too fussed about not playing as Hiccup or Toothless etc… But it’s worth warning someone if they were buying it for that reason. But Tigger enjoyed it, there was progression, stories, puzzles and challenges with lots to do. 

DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders // Where To Buy?

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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders is available for purchase now in on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Available to buy from Amazon and all other good entertainment retailers.

  • Mellissa Williams February 24, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I like the sound of the dragon flying. Sounds like a lot of fun challenges and puzzles

  • Nicolette Lafonseca February 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Mine are a bit too young for this but I know a mmy and daddy who have console and like to play and I can change my screen time allowance at will. It looks crazy fun

  • Kara Guppy February 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Isaac is obsessed with this game and it’s easy enough for Sebby to do too

  • michelle twin mum February 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I’ve never tried out the Nintendo Switch but my JJ says it is awesome and this looks a fun game for youngsters. Mich x

  • Jenni February 26, 2019 at 9:08 am

    My son would love this, he’s just started playing on the Xbox and loves his dragon toys

  • Jess Howliston February 26, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    This sounds like a great game, we don’t have a Nintendo switch but do have other consoles so its great to see its available on other consoles too. It looks like a great game and something my 9 year old would have lots of fun playing!

  • Jennifer Gladwin February 26, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    It sounds brilliant! We went to see the latest film at the weekend and we all loved it!

  • L dove February 26, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I love the sound of this film! We love the first one and my kids can’t wait to see this one!

  • Fatima February 27, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    My husband has been thinking of getting an Xbox for my son, but he is still little to introduce him to such games. I will keep this in my list.

  • Rebecca Whatmore March 9, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Looks great!

  • J Matcham March 10, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Mine are too young yet my my sister kids have a switch and they would think it was awsome

  • twirlywhirly March 16, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Wow the grandsons would be happy

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