Dragon Quest XI Will Be ‘Offline’ And Will Be Released By May 2017

Square Enix has today confirmed that the forthcoming Dragon Quest XI will be a completely offline affair unlike its predecessor, Dragon Quest X. The company also said that Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 title will arrive before May 2017 in Japan. Square Enix has yet to confirm whether the game will come to the west, but many assume it will given Square Enix’s eagerness to bring across Dragon Quest Heroes on the PlayStation 4.

The publisher is also considering the release of the new title for Nintendo’s next-generation home console under development, NX, it added.

“We want people to play it,” “DQ” series creator and video game designer Yuji Horii said. “We are making the most of the characteristics of each gaming machine.”

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Square Enix Details PAX Prime 2015 Games

Square Enix has confirmed the games they will be showing off at PAX Prime which will take place in Seattle. The event will run between August 28th and August 31st. The main title that Nintendo fans will be looking out for is Nintendo 3DS JRPG Final Fantasy Explorers which is due for release January 26th in the United States and January 29th in Europe. Here’s the publisher’s playable lineup:

  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (PS4, PS3, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 (PS4, XBO)
  • Just Cause 3 (PS4, XBO, PC)
  • Lara Croft GO (iOS, Android)
  • Life is Strange (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC)

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Here’s The First Dragon Quest XI Screenshots

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We’ve finally got the first screenshots of the Unreal Engine based Dragon Quest XI. The latest entry in the Dragon Quest franchise is coming to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS and possibly the Nintendo NX. The gorgeous screenshots shown off are obviously from the PlayStation 4 version, but they give you a good idea of what to expect.

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Square Enix Is Considering Bringing MMO Final Fantasy XIV To NX

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida says that the team are considering bringing the MMO over to the NX and the Xbox One. Obviously it is a decision that the company will have to think over. We know that they are also considering porting Dragon Quest XI to Nintendo NX too.

With the announcement that Square Enix is considering a Nintendo NX port of Dragon  Quest XI and Dragon Quest X, Yoshida-san also gave some details on the possibility of that consideration to be extended to Final Fantasy XIV.

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Dragon Quest VIII For The Nintendo 3DS Will Feature A New Alternate Ending

This week’s edition of Japanese publication Jump is reporting that Dragon Quest VIII for the Nintendo3DS will feature a brand new alternate ending which should satisfy fans. The game also features a number of new additions including a camera mode which allows you to take special booth-like pictures. Details regarding the alternate ending remain a mystery, but the magazine promises that it includes “a surprising development,” “a furious King Clavius,” and “a depressed protagonist.” The magazine also says that there’s a brand new dungeon to explore once players have beaten the game called “The Ultimate Trial.” In this special dungeon you will be able to obtain a special “purple treasure chest.”

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Dragon Quest VIII Is One Of The Largest Nintendo 3DS Games

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is now available for pre-loading if you are fortune enough to own a Japanese Nintendo 3DS. Square Enix revealed that the file size of the game is 3.6GB which makes it one of the biggest titles on the Nintendo 3DS. The game is due for release on August 27th in Japan, but we are still waiting to hear whether this is going to be localised for the western market. If you reside in Japan you can purchase the game as a download card which is available at a number of locations including 7-Eleven, Lawson and Circle K Sunkus. Here’s a look at the download card as well as the Dragon Quest X-themed WebMoney Gift Card

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Chrono Trigger Arrangement Album Coming For 20th Anniversary

Square Enix has announced that they’re planning a brand new arrangement album featuring music from the iconic Chrono Trigger and its sequel Chrono Cross. The album is being created to honour the game’s 20th anniversary. Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda is behind the album which will be on a single disc and will be released in Japan on October 14th. The title of the 20th anniversary arrangement album is Harukanarutokinokanatahe, which when translated in English means “Far Beyond the Distant Time.”

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