Top Ten: 3DS Games We Want to See Localized

These ten games deserve a western announcement or release in 2014.

By Anthony Vigna. Posted 01/14/2014 09:00 6 Comments     ShareThis

3DS XL official press shot

4. Dragon Quest VII

Dragon Quest VII is one of the largest games within the well known JRPG series, spanning over a hundred hours of content. However, its original release was not well received due to overall pacing and structure issues. The 3DS remake sets out to fix many of the problems found in the original game to streamline the experience, complete with a fantastic graphical overhaul, making it the definitive version of Dragon Quest VII. The game was released in Japan on February 7, 2013, and was published by Square Enix.

Why it should be localized: Four main series Dragon Quest games on Nintendo DS were localized and did very well in the western market. Dragon Quest IX, one of the more recent DS titles, sold over a million copies in the west, which shows that the series is rising in popularity outside of Japan.

The odds of it being localized: With two recent trademarks filed for the series, called Luminaries of the Legendary Line and The Seeds of Salvation respectively, it seems very probable that Square Enix will finally bring Dragon Quest VII to the west.

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6 Responses to “Top Ten: 3DS Games We Want to See Localized”

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    I’m definitely a Game Center CX fan, and I love that there are a group of fans so dedicated to getting the shows translated into English when they come out. I don’t own Retro Game Challenge, but I followed the development of both the first and second game, and I thought the team did a fantastic job of capturing the era of gaming featured so often on the show.

    It’s a shame that the game didn’t sell well in the west, but the fact that games like this exist warms my heart.

  • 222 points
    PanurgeJr says...

    I’ve wanted to play Beyond the Labyrinth since I first saw a trailer a few years ago. I suppose the only hope is that someone concludes that the cost of localization will be covered by sales in the West, and that Japanese sales might not be the best predictor.

    • 1450 points
      penduin says...

      Here’s hoping! These all look interesting in one way or another, but Beyond the Labyrinth looks especially appealing to me.

      …Well, that and Dragon Quest VII. :^)

  • 1273 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    Very, very good list Anthony.

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    Nice list of games! Some were already on my personal watch list, others I’d heard about then forgotten, and a few were complete unknowns for me. Great to see them get some exposure in the West. With software like this, it’s no surprise that 3DS has become a “must own” piece of hardware.

  • 180 points
    Anthony Vigna says...

    Thanks for the comments everyone! I had a lot of fun writing this one up, and I genuinely hope that these games get localized! More software on the 3DS is never a bad thing :)

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