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.
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.
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.”
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
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.”
Square Enix has today confirmed that the intriguing Final Fantasy Explorers for the Nintendo 3DS is heading over to the west in 2016. The JRPG will be arriving in the United States on January 26th and in Europe on January 29th. The latest Final Fantasy game invites players to “band together to form an elite squad of Explorers with your friends, braving hordes of monsters in hopes of conquering a newly discovered Grand Crystal – every Explorer’s dream.”
This morning saw Square Enix announce Dragon Quest XI for a variety of platforms, but the all-important question we are all asking is whether the game will come to the west. Well, it seems as though Square Enix isn’t completely sure at present. The last instalment for the Dragon Quest series for consoles Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King made is way to the west and was a success. However, Dragon Quest X didn’t come over, but that was a massively multiplayer online title and would have required some extra work with the translations and the servers. There’s a likely hood that it will come, but expect a lengthy delay between the Japanese version and the western one.
“The Japanese publisher stated it understandably doesn’t have “a concrete plan at the moment”, but it’ll “consider it as [it has] done in the past for other Dragon Quest titles”.