Rumour: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake Trademarked in Japan
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
We'd bet it's for 3DS
One recent sales success for Square Enix on 3DS, in Japan in any case, was Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D, a re-make of 1998 Game Boy Color title Dragon Warrior Monsters. Any thought of the title coming West, however, has somewhat faded with each passing month.
Still, the Japanese sales of that remake appear to be encouraging Square Enix to strike while the iron's hot, with a Japanese blog site apparently uncovering a trademark for "Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi", which translates to "Iru and Luca's Wonderful Mysterious Keys." Iru and Luca were the lead characters in Dragon Warrior Monster 2 in Japan, each with their own version of the game, Pokémon-style. Just like the original title there were some changes when it came to the West, with the heroes being called Tara and Cobi in their respective releases. When originally released on the Game Boy Color it was possible to trade collectible monsters using a link cable — this trademark suggests one title to incorporate the content from both games.
Considering the ongoing absence of Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D here in the West, a pessimist's view may be to suspect that this remake will be Japan only. Assuming we're optimistic enough to think both these releases could come West, would you be interested in picking up both of these Game Boy Color classics as 3DS remakes?