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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 creato...

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Building the Mt. Rushmore of Japanese RPG devs

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. Here's a question for you: if you were...

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Dragon Quest X almost done, announcement 'by the end of this year'

Series creator Yuji Horii announced Dragon Quest X, in development for Wii, at a press conference in December 2008. And that was the last anyone heard about it until the April 2011 issue of Nintendo Power. The subject came up in an interview feature about "Dragon Quest through the Ages," when Hor...

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Answer Dragon Quest VI trivia questions, meet Yuji Horii

Have you been reading up on Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation obsessively since the announcement of next month's North American DS release? If so, you've been training for a competition you didn't even know existed. Today, Nintendo will begin a Twitter trivia contest on its official Twitter acco...

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Developers celebrate Super Mario Bros.' 25th anniversary

In case the red consoles didn't sufficiently alert you, 2010 is the 25th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. for Famicom and NES. To commemorate the occasion, Famitsu spoke to a group of prominent developers about the impact Shigeru Miyamoto's masterpiece had on them and the industry. ...

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Yuji Horii explains the Dragon Quest Slime's origin

This Sunday, with the release of Dragon Quest IX, thousands of gamers will begin the time-honored tradition of slaughtering adorable Slimes, over and over and over again. Don't feel bad, that's what they're there for. But how did Akira Toriyama's cutest character design ever (take that, all Dragon B...

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Meet Yuji Horii at Dragon Quest IX launch event

Those in the New York area eager to pick up Dragon Quest IX a day early -- and have Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii autograph their plush Slimes -- should make their way to the Nintendo World Store Saturday, July 10....

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