Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate was officially announced overnight, but the reveal was incredibly light on information. All we got was a very brief teaser trailer (which showed a logo and little else), and a handful of comments from series creator Yuji Horii.
One interesting point, however, was only brought up after the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary showcase had ended. Confirmed over on Twitter by an official Dragon Quest account, Dragon Quest XII is being developed on Unreal Engine 5 — Epic Games' very impressive next-gen engine.
This perhaps suggests that Dragon Quest XII will end up on PlayStation 5, where the developers can really flex their creative muscle. We'll have to wait and see since no platforms have been announced.
It's also worth noting that Dragon Quest has an established relationship with Epic Games and its Unreal Engine. Dragon Quest XI was built using Unreal Engine 4, and Epic Games used the RPG in marketing as a prime example of the engine's diverse capabilities.
We can't wait to see how Dragon Quest XII looks, but until that time comes, let us know your hopes and dreams for the next adventure in the comments section below.