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.)

Famitsu Lists The 30 Most Wanted Video Games Of 2013 In Japan

nintendo_3ds_red_blueBelow is the latest list of the 30 most wanted video games of 2013 in Japan, according to Japanese video game magazine Famitsu. The top three titles on the list – Monster Hunter 4, Dragon Quest VII and Shin Megami Tensei IV – are being released exclusively for Nintendo’s latest handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS. Out of the 30 games listed, two are Wii U titles – Pikmin 3 and Dragon Quest X.

  1. Monster Hunter 4
  2. Dragon Quest VII
  3. Shin Megami Tensei IV
  4. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  5. Luigi’s Mansion 2
  6. Shin Sangoku Musou 7 [Dynasty Warriors 8]
  7. Pikmin 3
  8. Gyakuten Saiban 5 [Ace Attorney 5]
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Shining Ark
  11. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
  12. Soul Sacrifice
  13. Final Fantasy X HD
  14. Final Fantasy Versus XIII
  15. Summon Night 5
  16. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  17. DmC Devil May Cry
  18. God Eater 2
  19. Tales of Hearts R
  20. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
  21. Dragon Quest X
  22. Hitokui no Owashi Trico [The Last Guardian]
  23. The Last Remnant
  24. Super Robot Taisen UX
  25. Photo Kano Kiss
  26. Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox [The God and Fate Revolution Paradox]
  27. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  28. The Last of Us
  29. Reiton-kyoju to Cho-Bunmei E no Isan [Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies]
  30. Macross 30 Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe

New Dragon Quest VII Remake Features For Nintendo 3DS


Japanese gaming publication Game Watch Impress has just posted a batch of new information regarding the forthcoming Dragon Quest VII remake for the Nintendo 3DS. Thankfully, a member of Neogaf has translated some of the new features that can be found in the game. Dragon Quest VII is due for release on February 7th, 2013 in Japan.

  • The Monster Park is still in it.
  • Like in the original game, sometimes when you beat up a monster it’ll get back up and you can recruit it to the Monster Park, and you can find design docs across the world to help expand your Park with new biomes.
  • You can talk to the monsters you’ve recruited.
  • There’s now a mysterious cave in the Park. To explore it, you have to create a party of up to three monsters you’ve recruited and send them in. Inside, you can obtain Streetpass Shards. I’m gonna assume monster classes for the party have been excised in favor of this system.
  • The Streetpass Shards can be used in the Immigrant Town (the Immigrant Town is also back) to access new dungeons/areas/storyline
  • Apparently once you get a Tavern open in the Immigrant Town, you can start passing things via the Internet?