Square Enix Teases Dragon Quest-related Reveal Next Week

Square Enix Teases Dragon Quest-related Reveal Next Week

It looks like Square Enix has some sort of Dragon Quest-related announcement to make next week, and it will be a "big title".

The announcement was teased in this week's issue of Weekly Jump. Though it doesn't specifically mention Dragon Quest, it's on a page sharing new details about an upcoming (Japan-only, for now) 3DS port of Dragon Quest VIII. Additionally, the tease says it will make everyone say "Nuwaaaaaaa!", a reference to a line of dialogue in Dragon Quest V. 

This has led to speculation that it may be some sort of Dragon Quest V remake. That game was originally released on Super Famicom in 1992, before getting a Japan-only PS2 port in 2004 and worldwide releases on Nintendo DS and mobile platforms in 2009 and January this year, respectively. 

Meanwhile, Square Enix is working on the aforementioned Dragon Quest VIII 3DS port and a new Dragon Quest Monsters game, and is also overseeing a sequel to Dragon Quest Heroes in development at Omega Force.

Whatever this new game is, it's unclear if we'll see it outside Japan, as the Dragon Quest series' track record with Western releases is inconsistent. That said, the first six games are all now available worldwide on iOS and Android, and the Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes is on track for release on October 15. 

Source: @kazu4281 [Twitter] via SiliconeraHachima Kikou



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Friday 3 Jul 2015 1:29 PM
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I havent played a dragon quest game, did they all have Android 18 and Super Saiyan Gohan?
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Friday 3 Jul 2015 2:24 PM
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3 July 2015, 01:29 PM Reply to drunk_monk
I havent played a dragon quest game, did they all have Android 18 and Super Saiyan Gohan?
If you mean character designs by Akira Toriyama, then yes, they do. :)
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Friday 3 Jul 2015 2:45 PM
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3 July 2015, 02:24 PM Reply to Coddfish
If you mean character designs by Akira Toriyama, then yes, they do. :)
Yes, yes it is everywhere.
 
 
 
Posted by Srassy
On Friday 3 Jul 2015 10:39 PM
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Dragon Quest V has a really good story so I'd like to see a remake of it. Just so more people get to see it. :)
 
 
 
Posted by Metdevil
On Saturday 4 Jul 2015 10:27 PM
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Please bring DQ to PS4 :(