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.”
Nintendo Japan has uploaded a new video which gives gamers a closer look at the new Nintendo 3DS system that was announced yesterday. The video shows off a number of features that can be found in the upcoming console including the new 3D viewing angle.
Nintendo has announced the launch time for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. In a new email sent to its subscribers, the publisher confirmed that the upcoming hand-held version of the fighting title will launch at midnight on October 3rd. It will be available in the Nintendo eShop and in stores. The latest trailer for the game confirms that Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles will be featured as a playable character.
Two Deluxe Downloadable Kirby Games: Bounce or battle with two new titles available today at $6.99 each in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe and Kirby Fighters Deluxe are standalone downloadable games that first made an appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and are now updated with enhanced game-play features.
In Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe, players move Dedede across the stage, bouncing to the beat in seven new stages exclusive to this downloadable version. In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, players use different copy abilities to defeat all of the arena opponents. This version includes five new stages and a new team battle feature. Players who already own Kirby: Triple Deluxe with StreetPass data will get bonus content in both downloadable games.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the announcement video for the new Nintendo 3DS system which is coming to Japan this year. The new system features a number of improvements including a new CPU, a C Stick and a better 3D viewing angle, amongst other things. The new Nintendo 3DS won’t be coming to North America or Europe until sometime next year.
Kotaku is reporting that the recently announced new Nintendo 3DS console will include a parental filter for websites that you’ll have to pay $0.30 to remove. This is presumably so children can’t access adult sites. You’ll need a credit or debit card to pay the one-off fee.
Online gaming publications Eurogamer and Joystiq have been told by Nintendo that the new Nintendo 3DS console won’t be coming to North America and Europe until 2015. The newly announced console with an improved CPU is launching this year in Japan.
“Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing,” a Nintendo spokesperson told us. “We plan to launch these products in Europe in 2015.”
“As for the overseas markets, our local subsidiaries will separately confirm. However, there will be no U.S. and European launches this calendar year.”