Square Enix has revealed that it's hosting a presentation on the 28th July regarding the Dragon Quest series - that's next Tuesday, by the way. The news comes via Jump Magazine, which goes on to mention Dragon Quest Heroes II, and unveils the action role-playing game's subtitle: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End. Sounds fancy.
However, the big slice of speculation here comes from the fact that the publisher is set to announce an entirely new title at the event. Recently, series creator Yuji Hori stated that the next main instalment in the franchise, no doubt dubbed Dragon Quest XI, will be an offline game made for home consoles. We'd probably put money on said console being the PlayStation 4.
In any case, will we see Dragon Quest XI in just a few day's time? Gather your hope in the comments section below.
[source blog.esuteru.com, via gematsu.com]
Probably a mobile game
PS4 please! Not another MMO or portable game. Though I still want DQ online...
Was just talking to @ShogunRok about this. We're pretty confident it'll be a PS4 game; Square Enix and SCE seem to have a mutual interest to save consoles in Japan, which is why you're probably also seeing FF7 Remake. It's pretty clear at this point they're working together.
I would be very disappointed if they announce XI for 3DS. Don't get me wrong, I love the portable DQs and, in a sense, they basically saved the series from irrelevance in the last years — but it's high time we get a proper full-fledged offline, traditional DQ for consoles. Just imagine something in the lines of VIII on the PS4. It could turn out to be one of the greatest traditional JRPGs of all time.
@BLPs While I'd love for the 3DS games to be localised, there's sadly no way Square's going to announce that at a Japanese event.
Nice! Hopefully a quick release in Europe as well!
If it's a PS4 game we might see it in the west. You can say good bye to the 3DS games for now unless you own a Japanese 3DS. All of the 3DS titles have been re released as greatest hits versions so you can get the games for 20-25 bucks each. Even less if you buy them used of eBay. You can then complain about not having them in "English" but that's as good as it gets for now.
Honestly, I'd rather SE get one of the other 800 JRPGs it has announced on the market before it focuses on DQ XI. Such a useless, incompetent company.
I've got to admit, I'd be way more excited about DQXI on PS4 than I am about FFXV. Going from DQVIII to DQIX felt like if the follow up to Ocarina of Time was Legend of Zelda II with New Super Mario Bros 2.5D graphics.
SE need to have the balls to not also release it on PS3. That's certainly the safest choice by far in the short term but will be terrible in the long term if they want to keep consoles alive in Japan. They need it to be just on current gen, and it's incredibly unlikely the Xbone will get a look in since it might as well not even exist in Japan and isn't exactly doing well anywhere else apart from the US.
@Riririn Well since the 3DS now has a working flashcard, fan translations of ROMs are a possibility. That said, you could just play VII in English on a PS1, 2 or 3 and play VIII in English on a PS2 or even a phone if you like the idea of it being portable but on a tiny screen. The 3DS version of the latter has extremely shortened draw distances, reduced environmental detail, and very long loading screens before each random battle.
I would put money on Wii U/PS3 right now. PS4 is prettymuch failing in Japan
@Matroska DQ VII and VIII on 3DS are by far the best versions. You are losing some visual fidelity but you make up for it in content, gameplay tweeks, new scripts, ect.
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