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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.”

101 comments

  1. I highly doubt this game wouldn’t do good on the 3DS. Lol. Don’t 3DS users love these type of games? :P

    1. So this “Tilmam” character, why does he look like that? Let me clarify, WHY DO “GAMERS” look like that obese reject?

      Seriously, conventions; department store video game sections, WHY do these people ALL look identical?
      Typical “gamer”: obese, careless hairdos, big themed t shirt, beard(mustache), look dirty, wear glasses….
      Seriously people, my magnificence doesn’t judge on appearance, but by qualifications, BUT, why do “gamers” look like twins, triplets, whatever????

      No wonder other people look at us*
      like that. It’s embarassing to be grouped with you chumps. Couple of push-ups, sit-ups, a few laps….come on, this is a joke! Then you wonder why you pawns are “depressed” you do NOTHING about your looks.
      *us: you vermin, because as a man of prestige I stay clean cut, I don’t look like any iteration of a “gamer” even though I am a pretty hardcore casual!

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      1. I don’t see what in the world that has to do with my comment so I’m assuming you only replied to me so you could piggyback up to the top so people can see your comment. Lol, you thought you were slick. ;)

        1. It does have something to do with your comment. This Tilman fellow was discussing the new 3DS, and this topic is related to the handheld in general. I replied because it was 3DS related, otherwise I wouldn’t have. A man of prestige doesn’t need to resort to cheap tactics for an excellent post to get noticed. When I reply to be on the top, I make mention of it.

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            1. “don’t 3DS users love these type of games”
              You mentioned “users” meaning “gamers” you asked about gamers, so I replied to you because it was 3DS related and “gamer” related. I made a comment on “gamers” your post had the subject of “gamers” in it! Come on, it really isn’t that hard to follow.

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              1. xD So full of shit. You did this same exact crap in a previous article. You’re just piggybacking off a comment at the top so your comment can be one of the first ones noticed. Just admit your narcissism is a lie & you desperately NEED people to validate your so called superiority.

                1. It’s like I told that queer, why don’t you mind your own business? This is the VIP section you’re trying to impose on. You get replied to only because you are a regular, though still vermin, but a regular nonetheless.
                  There is no pretending, the way I type is the way I live out life! And why do I need to explain it to you, you’re useless like all the other doubters. I’m not an obese nerd who aspires to be the next Boogie! My magnificence is sought after by the opposite gender, my lawyer keeps bugging me to hop offline because my latest ip is garnering interest! I truly am one of prestige, you don’t believe because you have never encountered perfection like me. I’m on vacation right now! I’m a true gamer, so I post on gaming sites, I don’t ask or NEED validation, a demanding presence covers all bases. My existence is built around making people feel humiliated and disgusted with themselves; why is that? Because I’m old school, there is no room for “pity, sorrow, political correctness, you win trophies for participating”

                  Stop replying to me, idiot. I don’t ever reply to your useless input, so let my magnificence be.
                  If you belive it’s an “act” then glad you can finally sleep! Convince yourself of it, this is the truth, and I’m one in a million when out in public!

                  ….And I don’t reply to remain on top, it’s just the lucky coincidence that top posters comment on a topic I take interest in!

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                  1. “And I don’t reply to remain on top, it’s just the lucky coincidence that top posters comment on a topic I take interest in!” Bullshit. You can just as easily post this at the very bottom but you choose to piggyback off the first guy to post. You’re not fooling anyone, kid. lol

                    1. I do things MY way, I’ve implemented my own system and it’s worked for me. Go bother other people with your followers mentality.
                      You say that a man of prestige like myself seeks attention; I’m constantly telling you LOSERS to leave me be; that nullifies your innacurate comments.
                      People reply because my posts are excellent posts and if you stick around, young buck, you can learn some valuable life lessons……and like that Mariokart advert DLC, they’re ……FREE!

                      Can’t argue with free, right? So sit down and let this grown man school you………….some more.

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          1. Bew Bag Beaded can you stop that annoying X 1 Milloincomment it’s really irratating first bensanders then sasori now you for fuck sake man grow up sasori is ok now maybe you should do the same!

    2. I don’t know. I’m a 3DS owner and I don’t have any interest in this game. I also know several people that own a 3DS that, if I kbow them well enough, I’d say wouldn’t be interested in this game.

    1. Daz sum da realezt ish u dun spoek werd
      Ain’t even liek hunnid spoek D’z tho
      deep disch daytens
      But a Nina jest c to real fa Diz knawmean
      iz bin bout Dat Soopa ententho till da def of a g loc
      always sippin da Henny n smokin da Nu Powhts

    2. Commander come gnaw on this stick, please?
      I know how you get down I’m also like that I keep it secret but the Internet lets me be myself
      I only think of the things I want to do and wear but online I can express it and only numb my feelings to have no effect on me. In the real world our kind are brutally beaten online we have freedom
      I always wished I could walk out in public in high heels and a mini skirt with a wife-beater tanktop let my nails grow have em painted rainbow color
      Let my fabulous hair out just free in the wind with the chirps of birds that live a oh so peaceful life

      Commamder you give me courage to stand up and fight for what is ours

  2. Well gee ain’t that just cute? You won’t give your fans what they want because you’re sooooo worried you won’t rake in some green in return. This really only goes to further insinuate that publishers aren’t operating under our best interests.

        1. thats great, how about you go eat a dick, regurgitate it, and choke on it. :) that would be nice if you could do that for me.

          1. This fucking homosexual user with the moniker “god” really believes he is superior to people. What a joke user, he wrote to me what he does in his bedroom with his dick-buddy “deleted”
            Sorry to disappoint I wouldn’t have been trying to give you a brother if I was into cock like your faggot ass. :)

              1. I’m pinkInk bitch! You’re the fake one posting under anonymous because you don’t want to be ridiculed for your stupidity. I hate faggots, do what sue me!

            1. I told you to go eat a dick not to rant about homosexuality, and even if i was a homosexual how would that affect you in any way shape or form?

              I feel very bad for you, not only for your ignorant views on homosexuals, but the lack of English comprehension that you have because its very well under average. No to mention that it looks like your parent never had the talk of the birds and bees with you. so so sad for you.

              here is something youll understand though. A moniker is just that, a name. If GOD means something to you, that is all well and dandy but its just a name to me, so please, do me a favor and go choke on a dick.

              Thank you :)

              1. Fag boy, I don’t dig men, I’m strictly hetero! You choke off of nut, stupid infant. You’re not ANY god, and if its only a “name” your rotten brain should have acknowledge that and chosen a more proper name. Maybe “cocksucker” “faggotron” so many compatible names fruity fruit fruit.
                PinkInk is original in every aspect, eat shit and scream “fuck Kim Jong” in North Korea, faggot die!

                1. Thats nice :) how’s your day going? are you sad? you look seem sad? i bet you’re sad. If you’re sad how about you go and choke on a dick. That would just be lovely.

                  1. Say GOD, I think you’re the type I can grow to like. As friends lol
                    I can see you’re not like us(commander and I)
                    But I feel strongly in my abilities to persuade you, well to at least experiment. :)
                    Let md know if you’re game GOD. Don’t listen to PinkInk, Im starting to think he’s a clone, duh, I already posted that. lol
                    Cheers

                    1. Well depends on the individual, I don’t hate people on here, but I will strongly disagree with anyone. If I call someone an idiot its only for what they said that certain moment, I don’t necessarily think they are complete idiots.

                      As for friends, I think ill pass. Nothing against you I just dont like making friends this way, I dont spend enough time on the internet to develop and maintain a relationship of the sort, but thank you.

                      Also, PinkInk is just a bitter troll, I remember him from a couple years ago and no one would pay attention to him, thats probably why hes become bitter and sad since then. Believe it or not ive been coming to this site since late 2010, Ive seen many trolls come and go and the only one Ive thought actually had common sense was Aelous, and not the moronic recent Aelous that post every once in a while now.

  3. So… This may be a crazy idea…
    What if they started a localization Kickstarter, and made the Goal amount like, 80% of the localization costs. $30 backing gives you a download code, $40 get’s you a hardcopy. If they meet their goal, then do it.

    Silly idea? Seems to me it might work.

    1. I don’t think big companies like Square Enix like to rely on Kickstarter. I think they see it as more for the indies and it tends to look “less professional” in their eyes. Doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea, pretty sure it’ll be backed successfully.

    2. This is ridiculous.

      DQ7 came out for the PS1 on the US. Are you telling me that they can’t re-use all or most of the text from that release?!

  4. Lol worried about sales everyone knows Japanese RPGs sell like crazy in the west like fire emblem so saying worried about sales doesn’t make any sence lol game developers always come up with accuses

      1. Bravely Default has sold about as much in west, as it sold in Japan.
        If you do not count few titles that never made it to the west, Fire Emblem has sold more in west than in Japan.
        Xenoblade Chronicles sold 3 times more in west than in Japan.
        You might remember the crazy pricing the game got afterwards.

  5. Square Enix, need I remind you that Bravely Default had excellent sales and that was a game where the story literally repeated itself?

    Trust me, we can handle text-heavy games. Most people who play lots of RPG’s are used to them anyway.

    1. Actually Bravely Default didnt sell that well in EU but It did do well here in NA, also it wasnt even SE who published it here, it was Nintendo.

    1. This sounds right. DQ isn’t a home run seller but it does decently considering its niche.

      Bravely default was an anomaly to SE because it didn’t think it would do any good. SE had tunnel vision from the FF projects.

      But I think the average DS player is ready for a game like this these days. Years of pokemon exposure has primed them. BD, MH and FE sales show this plus the game releases for the upcoming holiday season are sparse.

      1. Ricardo is a really powerful name! Almost like God Ricardo! Or, Emperor Ricardo lol

        Hi Ricardo how are you, want to talk about the “grown up”?
        Dont be rude please, everyone always replies rudely and it hurry me. :(

    1. Excuse me sir. Are you old enough to do the “grown up”
      As you know my boyfriend just left me and I’ve been needing a person to talk to. I’m 36 but I’ve never been alone, I’m gay and the world really comes crushing down hard on our kind…please talk to me I’m desperate
      My email
      deleted78=D@gmail
      thank you snowy bunni

      1. You don’t fool anybody, QUEER!
        Commander Gay, you just gave yourself out mocking my magnificence(copying and pasting) s post I made a while back and posting it to Michellin Girl under the “deleted” moniker. I know it’s you, queer, you’re the only low life capable to sink this low.

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  6. I remember the company Square Enix used to be, Square Soft, that company knew what the hell it was doing. square Enix? Run by a bunch of brain dead, greedy, corporate, assholes. Mp wonder Hironobu Sakaguchi left.

  7. Would still much rather the Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 remake being brought to EU… But that has an even lower chance of being localised / doing well. :'(

  8. Dragon Quest 9… The ONLY game I logged more hours was Animal Crossing new Leaf. Well over 250 hours… If Dragon Quest 7 isn’t multiplayer, then I won’t bother. I played 9 with several people.

  9. Big problem are the sales expectations of SE. Tomb Raider reboot was a failure for them because their expectations where absurd.

  10. Money grubbing cowards… Any extra money is a good thing and people will buy it even if it doesn’t sell like it would in Japan, it would still be substantial enough.

    You don’t have to rake in millions every time you sell something. Everyone is so greedy now, it’s disgusting.

    … but no, you plan to release 1-8 on iOS and Android though as if people are going to give shit about Dragon Quest on their phones, when casuals probably don’t even know what the hell Dragon Quest even is but you’re afraid to sell it on a system that people know the series well from…

    Makes plenty of sense… and these companies wonder why they are don’t make any money when they just release remasters of games no one asked for and then ignore everything their fan base begs them for.

    1. Nobody cares to read your pointless comments, Michellin Girl! Give it up already, when you type nobody replies, when I post, it’s like ish to flies, all these cowards flock to answer. Learn from my magnificence Michellin! People around me are made to feel valuable, to feel needed, it isn’t necessarily the case, but in their head that’s what they choose to believe. Stick around this man of prestige, you might learn a few things! The only reason you get a response is because initially you insulted my perfection…twice, on my idol post too(Mattrick, Cliffy, Notch)….And to this day, RW will forever be a COWARD!

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        1. Are you sure she appreciates a dumb (W)itch calling her Michellin Girl???hahahaha
          Maybe you should think twice before calling her that, my magnificence gave her that name not because it’s “cool”. I thought you knew better, dummy. To answer you; She did NO such thing! It’s stacked on extran because as a female she must be made an example of the WORST! Goes to show I really mean it when I type that I attack ALL evenly, no special treatment, dummy! A man of prestige is never affected by anybody, let alone strangers online!

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            1. It’s been addressed, stoopid (W)itch. If you read the comment thoroughly you will notice the overlooked nuances that make a man of prestige the author not responsible for this fraudulent effort! Don’t be easily fooled, kid! You know my magnificence is better than that!

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            2. I am NEW TAG NEEDED and BEW BAG BEEDED
              what more magnificent proof do you need stupid witch.

              A man of prestige like myself never lies!
              Michellin girl deserves all punishments! Ingrates all die!

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              1. Impossible, queer! My magnificence never uses the word “dummy”. Ever! And that kid is Stoopid (W)itch, not Dumb (W)itch, which she just displayed why she lives up to that moniker! Any person with a half a brain knows my perfection can NEVER be duplicated! I operate this tag ONLY! Wanting to place monikers under my control is a weak attempt to diminish my credibility. But as a man of prestige, I welcome these things! Michellin Girl, you’re not off the hook!

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                1. Correction: I operate this tag and BEW BAG BEEDED, but it’s not like poeple don’t know that’s also me! This man of prestige doesn’t hide it, it’s the same moniker only with three B’s instead of two N’s and a T! I never once said it wasn’t me.

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                2. I already told you my name can’t be witch! I am too magnificent for a name of such low class. You shall address me as the almighty HollowGrapeJ that I am or give me a name that lives up to my royalty.
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                  1. You were ecstatic when you found out you were the (W)itch! Because of the actions displayed during that momentous event, the name will forever stick! Stoopid (W)itch, why do you ALWAYS reply to my perfect posts???? I don’t ever hunt YOU down; that top post is the rare exception, as we both benefitted, mostly this man of prestige. That Michelin Girl, like “deleted” aka commander gay wrote, really wouldn’t appreciate a brat like yourself calling her that. Haha

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                    1. NEW TAG NEEDED, why do you keep replying to me? For I am magnificent and you are not worthy to make comments about me. You shall learn your place for I am your superior and you are but a peasant. Your pathetic (W)itch insults do not affect me. Fool! Don’t try and think you can challenge me in the game of logic. For you no nothing! You will address everyone on this sacred site by their respective names and stop with your petty Kindergarten name calling. For it is no use. You are a lower life form so bow down and know your place!
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                  2. Almighty already has an owner, useless pawn! Omnipotent GOD STAPLER trumps ALL!
                    GOD STAPLER scales mountains GOD STAPLER is G O D!
                    Entered
                    Conquered
                    Retired
                    Lick a bone and glaados bitch, does this peasant still roam these pages? Went up against a GOD and quickly raised the white flag! BIG GOD STAPLER TRUMPS ALL

                    Retired!
                    You have ALL accepted your position as garbage, bow my minions, BOW DOWN!

                    1. Sorry, my mistake, I meant to say is…
                      I am owned by all. I am a complete faggot with 20 million dildos up his ass, for I am God of Butthurt!
                      I WAS OWNED
                      I WAS EXPOSED
                      I AM RETARDED
                      I was destroyed and proven irrelevant by Commander and Glados, and I still roam these pages being butthurt. I went up against GOD and I raised the white flag and the rainbow flag.

                      I AM A TRUE RETARD.
                      I bow to all of you for I admitted to EstocZero that I am lord of garbage and butthurt.
                      And now I sit here on my cactus and rotate to reach supreme butthurt God.

                3. However, I just used the word “dummy” right now and including in this comment, so therefore I just proved myself to be unreliable and retarded and my magnificence has disappeared.
                  Damn I’m stupid.

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        2. Copy and paste! Commander Gay has just outed himself! Some magnificent touches he added. Really comes off as a man of prestige! Stoopid Queer! Trying to make my perfection look vulnerable!

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              1. This queer loves me(OBVIOUSLY) every other post it replies to me even when it isn’t mentioned. Even talks to the (W)itch about me every time my magnificence is engaged in conversation with the stoopid kid.

                Commamder gay, just accept, you are one of couple users here whom I impress; your pathetic existence will forever be humiliated from here on out. But you’re not special, cretin, you have company.
                Lord Idiocy
                ShadowVajabroni
                I C A LOZERmania
                Michellin Girl
                That (W)itch
                ….and that’s only because you vermin are the worst offenders of my birth right…..the crime, your sorry existence.

                Oh, you’re not slick, queer, you are “deleted”, too.

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                1. All I hear from you is ape sounds with a ton of stupidity added…

                  Here, take this fruit and run up to that tree way down there in the Pit of Doom…

                  1. Stoopid queer thinks it is intelligent, here’s proof that this queer is in fact the one enamored with my presence; which is really disturbing, so please dessist from any further replies.

                    Nintendo Commander Quadraxis
                    AUGUST 31, 2014 AT 9:18 AM
                    I never leave creatures like you alone until you die or fall completely…

                    Is this not a sick obsession?

                    Stoopid queer, I know you only dream you could emulate even just one fourth of this man of prestige, but this is entering whole new territory. My magnificence doesn’t “roll” in THAT direction, what I’m trying to get across, jumanji boy, is that I DON’T swing that way,…,haha you walked right into that one! Like a glove on a hand, glass slipper and Cinderella’s foot, Lou Gehrig and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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              2. Oh, and you accept the title commander gay, or just plural, queer. Stoopid queer!

                Sad that I never acknowledge your real pitiful “username” but you know what you are, and don the title with pride! It’s what men of prestige do, label “humans” like cow and sheep, and they smile happily branded as they walk the street! My magnificence is unrivaled! Feels good to hand out humiliating names and those branded accept the titles!

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  11. Why? Do they not know that the 3DS has an amazing install base?

    Is this why people don’t make games for the 3DS, because they are too stupid to realize that almost any game put on the thing sells…

  12. I wouldn’t buy it, and I bought DQIX and loved it. I would however buy DQX or a future DQXI.

  13. Lol people on this site are such loser’s I am reading the comments and I shakeing my head thinking what a bunch of dorks and geeks trying to sound all cool lmao I would like to wreck you all like nothing

  14. Uh…why can’t they use the PSX version’s NA localization as a “first” draft? Seems like most of the work has already been done, @ least for an NA localization. Just polish it w/ the regional twangs then add that into the game. Or let Nintendo publish a DQ again (or X-Seed) & have them offset the costs or do the translation. Of course, localizing for Europe is more laborious, so I can understand their dilemma.

    But I thought DQ titles did well on DS, especially IX. They followed through w/ localizing IV, V, & VI DS remakes & even released a few DQ spinoffs. ATLUS keeps releasing RPG after RPG on 3DS; why can’t Square-Enix, 2 companies known for RPGs? Seems handhelds are their main platform for RPGs, @ least turn-based. But, it’s becoming more apparent that Square-Enix is unconcerned w/ the RPG genre when the West & dedicated platforms are concerned.

    For RPGs, imo, it’s ATLUS, X-Seed, Namco (who’re also stingy w/ localizations [DS’ Tales of Innocence, Hearts, & Tempest are JPN-only: Wii’s Tales of Graces is JPN-only; will 3DS’ Tales of the World also be JPN-only?), Nintendo, then Square-Enix.

    Squaresoft + Enix = turn-based RPG Bravely Default, MMORPGs, rhythm-based FFs, Action/Adventure RPGs, 3rd Person Shooters, & miscellany. Shit, their Strategy RPGs are extinct, too. 2 companies known for RPGs, they eventually merge, & 11 yrs. later no longer focus on RPGs? What. The. Fuck?

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