With the release of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past a mere few days away, producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto sat down with Nintendo Life to discuss how the game came to be.
Fujimoto advised that while Square Enix could have remade the game for other systems, 3DS made the most sense. First, he stated the game was “a really good fit,” for the handheld. Also, he mentioned that 3DS is far and away the most popular system in Japan right now, so it held the best potential getting the game in as many people’s hands as possible.
The producer also went into how partnering with Nintendo was vital in bringing the game to other markets, stating, “It’s a gigantic game. It was really hard to make the business decision to localize the game. With Nintendo, we were able to work it out and work hand-in-hand and make it happen together. To be completely blunt, it’s like Nintendo took half of the bill!”
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for 3DS comes out in North America and Europe on September 16, and in Australia on September 17.
Source: Nintendo Life