While Dragon Quest X for Wii U was shown off recently during a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast — though it's already been released on Wii in the Land of the Rising Sun — Square Enix hasn't yet finished re-releasing earlier entries in the series. According to JUMP magazine, at least.
A scanned page from the latest issue, pictured in this article, shows what seems to be confirmation of Dragon Quest VII for 3DS, and a Japanese release in February 2013. This title was originally on Sony PlayStation — called Dragon Warrior VII in North America — but Square Enix has previously released Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on DS, so it seems like a logical progression. Both of those DS releases also made it to the West, so there's certainly hope that this one will make it outside of Japan in the future.
Are you excited about the prospect of a Dragon Quest VII on 3DS?
Thanks to uximal for the tip.