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Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii confirms development of next entry

It's less "shocking revelation" and more "no-brainer inevitability," yet word of a new roleplaying game in the beloved Dragon Quest franchise still comes as big news simply by virtue of the series' hallowed pedigree. According to a Gematsu translation of a Game Jouhou report, Dragon Quest...

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Dragon Quest creator: 'There are no talks' for DQ11 on smartphones

Mobile installments in RPG franchises aren't exactly unheard of these days, but not every series is ready to trade in its controllers for a smartphone. In a recent addition to his Famitsu column, as translated by Siliconera, Square Enix mobile developer Takehiro Andou asked Dragon Quest series...

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Dragon Quest 1-8 head for smartphones

Square Enix is giving the smartphone treatment to the Dragon Quest series, with the first eight numbered games all on the way to iOS and Android. Dragon Quest 1 gets things started this year, a teaser site confirming it's coming to iOS and Android in Japan in the winter. There's no word on...

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Rumor: Japanese trademark suggests Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake

A recently registered trademark in Japan hints that Square Enix may be planning to remake its 2001 creature-battling RPG Dragon Quest Monsters 2. The trademark for "Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi" – yes, that's two fushigis – translates to "Iru and Luca's Wonderful Mysterious...

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Dragon Quest X to offer ten years of DLC

While some Wii owners have all but abandoned the platform, others (in Japan) just bought an MMO for the thing this week. Luckily for those new Dragon Quest X owners, Square Enix has pledged longterm support. Square Enix told Nikkei that it plans to release "version up" patches every ten weeks. More...

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Hey Japan, stop making me save the world

This is a column by Jason Schreier dedicated to the analysis (and occasional mocking) of his favorite genre, the Japanese role-playing game. Whether it's because they're too antiquated or just too niche, he believes JRPGs don't get enough attention in the gaming industry today. It's time to change...

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Dragon Quest X is an online RPG, still for Wii [update: also Wii U!]

So, not only is the Wii getting one more huge game -- it's getting a huge online game. Series creator Yuji Horii introduced the first trailer for Dragon Quest X tonight at a reveal event, which culminated in a logo for "Dragon Quest X Online." Horii called it an "online RPG," which could refer...

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Square Enix streaming reveal of new Dragon Quest next week

Square Enix will reveal the next Dragon Quest game live over Ustream and Nico Nico on September 5 at 2PM Japan time (1AM Eastern). While it's entirely possible this is a new game announcement, we find it more likely that it'll be a blowout of Dragon Quest X, which was announced for Wii in 2008...

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Square Enix considering Wii U-compatible Dragon Quest X [update]

During a shareholder meeting, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada noted that Square Enix is considering a Wii U version of its upcoming Wii RPG Dragon Quest X. According to a transcript of the proceeding, an investor asked Wada if he believed it was time to make the game for Wii U instead of the...

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Dragon Quest 25th anniversary merch features plushie slimes, business card cases

The legendary Dragon Quest series (originally published in Japan in 1986, and of course in North America as Dragon Warrior after that) turns 25 this year, and Square Enix is giving all of its gifts away. We've already heard about a Wii collection coming out, but as you can see above, some of the...

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