Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda says he is fully aware of the demand for Dragon Quest titles in the west. Matsuda announced only today that Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to the United States and Europe on the PlayStation 4 and he believes that the Dragon Quest franchise has a “bright future” ahead of it in the west. Hopefully that means localising Dragon Quest titles for the Nintendo 3DS. Matsuda also said that we should look forward to more announcements in the near future.
Matsuda acknowledges a number of Dragon Quest titles were not released in France (in the West, if you prefer, heh) but he and the DQ team are aware of the demand. He says he thinks they (the DQ team) have some ideas on how to make the franchise successful in the West, and asks us to look forward to upcoming announcements and to a “bright future” for the series.
Square Enix has unveiled the subtitle to its upcoming RPG Bravely Second. While we’ve received tidbits of information from the publisher on the sequel, such as confirmation of Edea Lee and a number of trailers, Japanese fans were still in the dark to its subtitle. As Bravely Default: Flying Fairy hinted towards the game’s story and overall direction, Bravely Second: End Layer will also do the same. It’s still a mystery to many but we’re sure to hear more details on the game’s content when it releases for Japan on April 23. In the mean time, be sure to view the Japanese box art in the image above.
Aside from the subtitle, Square Enix has also revealed Tiz Arrior will return as a main character for the sequel. He joins fan favourite Edea Lee in a quest to rescue Agnes Oblige – who has been kidnapped by an enemy masking as the Emperor Oblivion and his sidekick fairy Anne. And as a bonus for those in Japan who buy first-print copies of the game, exclusive costumes can be downloaded and unlocked for free. Bravely Second has yet to be announced for western audiences.
As you may already know, the original Final Fantasy has been remastered for the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan. To celebrate its release, NintenDaan has captured twenty five minutes worth of footage from the remaster. Now let’s all cross our fingers and hope it comes to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in the west.
Excited for Theatrhythm Dragon Quest? Well you probably should be as the recent trailer for the game looks great. We still haven’t had word of a western release, but the rhythm based title will be coming to Japan on March 26th on the Nintendo 3DS. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy performed well when it came to the west so here’s hoping that Square Enix sees sense and releases it over here.
Square Enix has added two new gameplay trailers and a TV commercial for its upcoming 3DS game, Final Fantasy Explorers. As it was revealed today and developed by the makers behind such games as Bomberman Land and SaGa 2, Japanese studio Racjin has been keeping busy with the latest Final Fantasy handheld game. Though the action RPG is yet to be announced for western audiences, Japanese 3DS owners have been able to download the demo since it launched on the eShop last month.
If you’re itching to watch the trailers, you can find the Alchemist trailer embedded above, and the thief trailer, here. Aside from adding the new trailers, Square Enix has also uploaded new screenshots and some lovely art to the official website. Final Fantasy Explorers will release December 18 in Japan.
Square Enix has officially announced Theatrhythm Dragon Quest for Nintendo 3DS. The next entry in the publisher’s Theatrhythm rhythm game series is scheduled to launch on March 26th in Japan for 5,800 yen. It will be playable for the first time next weekend at Jump Festa, where its first trailer will also be premiered. Way back in 2012, Square Enix producer Ichiro Hazama expressed his ambition to develop Theatrhythm into a series that includes other franchises by Square Enix, such as Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts.
Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on Bravely Second on April 23rd in Japan. To celebrate the announcement Square Enix have revealed a special collectors edition of the game which looks rather attractive. Here’s all the details we’ve got about the special edition version of Bravely Second which will obviously be limited.
Pope Agnes mini figure
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