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Square Enix to reveal a new Dragon Quest game next week
« on: September 03, 2011, 01:44:20 AM »

Square Enix plans to host an event in Japan on Monday where it will reveal the next Dragon Quest game.

While it wasn't specifically pegged as the game in question, Dragon Quest X is more than likely what will be featured. It was first announced in 2008 but has been heard from very little ever since; no screenshots have been released and the company has been hesitant to tell us much of anything about it.

The Dragon Quest series celebrated its 25-year anniversary earlier this year. Unlike the most recent numbered entry in the series, Dragon Quest IX, DQX will be on Wii, not DS.

Back in March, Yuji Hori explained the decision to bring the game to a console: "I feel that some users will want to play Dragon Quest on the big screen, which is why we are working toward releasing it on Wii. Of course, in the future we might develop on handhelds again, so it's really a case-by-case basis. It all depends on what the customer wants at that time."

He went to say the team was listening to fan requests for a game that "follows the same system of Dragon Quest VIII." He also claimed development was "going well" and that they were "on the last parts of the game."

"We can't really share much else at this point, but by the end of this year we should be able to announce something regarding it," he added, making it seem all the more likely that DQX details will be revealed on Monday.

The event is set to take place at 2pm Japan time on September 5. You'll be able to watch the event for yourself on Ustream. Additionally, keep an eye on DQX.jp, which appears to be the official website for the game. It's currently home to nothing more than a message that reads, "But the door was firmly closed," according to a translation by Andriasang.


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Re: Square Enix to reveal a new Dragon Quest game next week
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 07:55:39 AM »
I'm being updated on Andriasang's live view of the conference, here's what's been mentioned:

-Dragon Quest X is an online MMORPG for the Wii, and they have also confirmed it for the Wii U. The game's subtitle is Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku, which apparently means Wake of the Five Races. You're allies will be real players. They mentioned they are aiming for a 2012 release.

-Itadaki Street Wii will be getting a December 1st release date. (In Japan?)

-Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 for 3DS will be getting a November 2nd release date. (In Japan?

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