Yes, believe it or not, but during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that Dragon Quest VII and VIII are finally heading west to 3DS. Both are remakes, with VII already having been out for a couple of years, and VIII just launching this past August, but neither had been confirmed for localization outside of Japan. After eons of rampant speculation and outright wishing, fans can rest easy knowing that Square Enix has finally acquiesced. If I was in charge of Square’s press department, I would have put out a release along the lines of, “haters gonna hate/kept you waiting, huh?” but I digress.
Dragon Quest VII was a PlayStation exclusive, while Dragon Quest VIII saw release on PlayStation 2. It was thrilling to hear that both were being remade for Nintendo’s handheld, but it was looking bleak for a while now regarding a European or North American launch, despite the original versions of the titles already seeing release in both regions. Dragon Quest has never reached the levels of popularity in the west that the series enjoys in Japan, but there are still plenty of enthusiastic and devout fans who can’t wait to take these grand adventures on the road.
Are you looking forward to playing these two games? What do you think of Dragon Quest? Let us know in the comments!