Dragon Quest turns 35 with 6 new announcements

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Author:

Jordan Smith

Publish Date:

27 May 2021

During the early hours of this morning, we were treated to a special live stream from Japan celebrating 35 years of Dragon Quest. We got a tonne of announcements surrounding many exciting Dragon Quest Titles during the event celebrating this incredible milestone, which you can check out below!


Dragon Quest Mobile Game


An all-new Dragon Quest Puzzle game by Square Enix and Play Art is coming to the mobile market later this year. This mobile puzzle game takes the Bejewelled/ Candy crush style of gameplay where you match familiar looking character erasers into groups of 3 or more in a battle to erase pencil-drawn "Scribbles", which represent monsters from across the Dragon Quest games that have been doodled into a series of books by a rouge magical pen! The Dragon Quest Eraser will be free to play on Android and IOS with an expected release window on this year, with no official date given yet.

Dragon Quest X Online Version 6


Next year Dragon Quest 10 online will be turning 10! To Celebrate, we got not 1 but 2 great announcements surrounding the title. Unfortunately, a Worldwide release was not one of them for the highly popular MMO title. However, for those lucky enough to play this title then you will be able to pick up Version 6 very soon, which will bring an end to the massive story that has been playing out throughout the last decade on a plethora of consoles, including Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and PC.


Dragon Quest X Offline 


Following the announcement of Version 6, we also got the announcement of an offline version of Dragon Quest X, with a more Chibi appearance to the graphics and pixel art design to the world as a whole, for a nostalgic and charming appearance. This new version of Dragon Quest X has been given a 2022 release window for Japan. However, no word was given whether this would receive a worldwide release yet.


Dragon Quest III HD-2D remake


An early Dragon Quest title is being brought into the modern age. Originally releasing on the NES back in 1988, this highly popular pixel game has been brought into the modern age by combining pixel art with 3D effects, with a hope to give new dragon quest players a chance to experience this title for the first time and to give nostalgic fans an all-new way to enjoy the popular title. Dragon Quest III HD-2D remake is planned to release worldwide on "home consoles", but no release date has been given yet. Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii then let slip during the live stream that he wants to remake Dragon Quest 1 and 2 too in the same styling but have chosen 3 first as it is a highly popular title.


Dragon Quest Treasures


Our penultimate trailer was for something a bit lighter, a game that is currently in development by the dragon Quest Team, Dragon Quest Treasures, which will put us into the shoes of a young Erik and Mia as they take a variety of twists and turns in this new game that will see these to characters as the main protagonists. Not a lot has been given away for this new title yet, but we learned that the game will focus on Eric and Mia as children throughout the "Non Traditional" RPG game that will revolve around treasure. There is currently no news for this titles release window or expected platforms.

Dragon Quest XII: Flames Of Fate


Saving the best to last, our final announcement from the 35thanniversary is for the 12th instalment in the Dragon Quest saga, dragon Quest XII: Flames of Fate. Dragon quest XII's first look initially tricked viewers into thinking we were getting another version of XI, which is available now, but corrected that in a stunning style, tricking many in the live streams comments. Unfortunately, that little tease was all we got as the game is still in development with the Dragon Quest team. Dragon Quest XII has been dubbed "A Dragon Quest for adults" by Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, with lots of game-changing features, including decision making, giving players even more control of "their life." The command battle system will also be changing, but how that is happening has not been fully unveiled yet either. Dragon Quest XII aims for a simultaneous worldwide release, but no release window has been given yet for this exciting new addition to the Dragon Quest Franchise.

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