Dragon Quest VII And VIII Games Announced For Nintendo 3DS, Summer 2016

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for North America, coming in Summer 2016.

This is a developing story, we will update as more news becomes available.

Dragon Quest VII Nintendo 3DS Remake Heading To iOS And Android In Japan

Square Enix has today announced that the Nintendo 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII is heading to iOS and Android devices. At present it is only set to be available to Japanese consumers, but there’s a likelihood that it will be localised. Square Enix has yet to confirm whether the Nintendo 3DS version will make it way over here.

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Square Enix Would Like To Localise Dragon Quest VII On Nintendo 3DS, But Are Worried About Sales

Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto has told online gaming publication Siliconera that the company would like to bring the remastered version of Dragon Quest VII for the Nintendo 3DS to the west, but doesn’t think sales of the game will be high enough.

“In terms of DQVII, it has a lot of text to go through and translate,” Fujimoto said, “and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text. In terms of scenario and script, the game is probably one of the largest in the DQ franchise. If a lot of people can buy it and support it… well, we can’t promise anything.”

“From Dragon Quest VIII and beyond, we’ve revamped the translation,” Fujimoto explained. “For example, we’ve added regional twangs like those from Baltic regions sounding Russian and things like that. We’ve also updated the spells and monster names, so any classic titles we revisit, we want to say consistent. That being said, when we go back and update the classic titles, we make these changes. That’s another step in the process.”

“Going back to people who want DQVII to come out… we’ve gotten a lot of requests, we really want to do it, but right now, we need to hammer out what kind of resources we’d need to do it. We say this a lot, but, we can’t seem to get to the point where it’s justifiable.”

These Are The Best-Selling Games In Japan For February

dragon_quest_VII_box_artBelow is a list of the 10 best-selling games in Japan for February, according to Famitsu. Among the best-selling titles for the month are seven Nintendo 3DS games, including Dragon Quest VII, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Fantasy Life. Wii U games are absent from the top 10, but a Wii title – Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Super Deluxe Edition – managed to appear on the list, at number five.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII
  2. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  4. [3DS] Fantasy Life
  5. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Super Deluxe Edition
  6. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  8. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  9. [PS3] DmC Devil May Cry
  10. [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu

Dragon Quest VII, Animal Crossing, And Fantasy Life Lead Japanese Charts


This weeks sales figures for software and hardware are in from Japan and they once again show that the Nintendo 3DS is in top form in the country. Dragon Quest VII, Animal Crossing, and Fantasy Life take the first, second, and third places in the Japanese software charts. The Nintendo 3DS continues to be the best-selling format as it shifted 127,695 units this week in Japan. Wii U sales are looking steady, but this will improve once more software becomes available.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  3. [3DS] Fantasy Life
  4. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  6. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition
  7. [PSV] Demon Gaze
  8. [PS3] DmC Devil May Cry
  9. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb
  10. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History
  1. 3DS LL – 89,050 (51,654)
  2. 3DS – 38,645 (26,028)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 17,004 (18,106)
  4. Wii U – 12,185 (12,959)
  5. PSP – 11,056 (12,191)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 8,762 (9,596)
  7. Wii – 1,945 (1,904)
  8. Xbox 360 – 593 (870)

Dragon Quest VII For Nintendo 3DS Shipped Over One Million Units In Japan


Famitsu has announced that Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden for the Nintendo 3DS has shipped over one million units since it went on sale on February 7th in Japan. The original version of Dragon Quest VII for the PlayStation One shifted a total of over 4.1 million units in Japan. Square Enix has yet to announce whether the remake will be coming to the West.

New Dragon Quest VII Information For Nintendo 3DS Arrives Online


More information regarding Square Enix’s remake of Dragon Quest VII has appeared online. Dragon Quest VII originally appeared on the original PlayStation in 2000 and was developed by Heartbeat and ArtePiazza, and published by Square Enix. The Dragon Quest VII remake is due for release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS on February 7th in Japan.

  • Confirmation (if it wasn’t already clear) that appearance changes w/class changes
  • Appearance also changes immediately for monster classes, not just upon mastery like in the PSX version
  • Job levels will go up more quickly
  • Spells/skills for upper division jobs are only usable when in that class, giving the endgame a bit more balance
  • Overall simplification and rebalancing of which classes get which skills, including . . .
  • Elimination of job history/hybrid skill system (i.e. You won’t have to/be able to get skills like Sword Dance by switching from Soldier–>Dancer.)