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Rumour: Square Enix Trademark For Luminaries Of The Legendary Line Could Be Related To Dragon Quest

Posted by Damien McFerran

This company really does love alliteration in its titles

Square Enix has gone somewhat quiet about localising its Dragon Quest titles for the western market — leading some to suggest that the franchise is all but dead outside of its native Japan — but a recent trademark hints that something is afoot.

A US trademark has been filed by Square Enix for something called "Luminaries of the Legendary Line" — the same name was registered as in Japan last year, along with "The Seeds of Salvation".

What has convinced people that these have something to do with Dragon Quest? Well, cast your mind back to the DS outings Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation and Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies — both use alliteration in their titles, and these new trademarks seem to tie in with that theme.

Of course, even if these are Dragon Quest games, that doesn't mean that we're going to see them on a Nintendo platform. Square Enix — like so many other companies these days — is investing heavily in smartphone releases, and we could well find that these titles are to be applied to a mobile phone remakes of previous instalments in the million-selling RPG series.

We hope that isn't the case, though — we'd love to see some more Dragon Quest action on either the 3DS or Wii U. What about you?

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (29)

PvtOttobot

#1

PvtOttobot said:

I was really looking forward to dragon quest X, so any western dragon quest is fine by me!

Peach64

#5

Peach64 said:

Would love to see a new single player DQ or DQ7 in the west, but SE are so focused on mobile now, and seeing the revenues I can't blame them, even if I'd prefer games on traditional systems.

ajcismo

#7

ajcismo said:

Would sure love to see a new DQ game. Heck, I'd be happy with some old school Dragon Warrior on the VC right now.

WYLD-WOO

#9

WYLD-WOO said:

Come on Square Enix bring us some new Dragon Quest on something other than fruit phones.

Geonjaha

#11

Geonjaha said:

Give me any of the Dragon Quest 3DS games. Any of the four already released; I'd buy any of them.

WoS

#13

WoS said:

Still waiting that DQ VII european release announcement...

eviLaTtenDant

#14

eviLaTtenDant said:

As many others here i wouldn't mind having Dragon Quest VII in Eustralica.
Not sure about another game like DQ IX since i just couldn't get over the character creation in that one. I prefer preset characters quite a bit in story-driven games.

Faustek

#15

Faustek said:

Mobile game!
Everyone say it with me, Mobile game!
Again! And this time with feeling. Mooobile game!!

unrandomsam

#16

unrandomsam said:

I think the best Dragon Quest I have played it V. (Think I would rather have the Super Famicom version of III translated most after that VII or VIII). I didn't dislike IX but I didn't play lots of local multiplayer with it.

ricklongo

#17

ricklongo said:

RPGs (specifically, JRPGs) are the one genre I'm really missing right now on my Wii U.

Buuuuut, yeah, this is probably a mobile game.

MetalKingShield

#18

MetalKingShield said:

I hope so much this is Dragon Quest XI, as I loved VIII and IX so much. It doesn't matter to me which system it's on - 3DS, Wii U, PS4 - as I would honestly buy any of them just for it, as long as it's not an MMO and doesn't require a constant internet connection.

SecondServing

#19

SecondServing said:

This would be my first Dragon Quest game if it comes to Wii U. I've always been interested in the series and I'd support anything 3rd party for Wii U.

ninten90

#22

ninten90 said:

As Faustek indicated, these probably pertain to the upcoming mobile remakes of DQ II and III. Having played those games, I feel confident that the "Luminaries" of the "Legendary Line" refer to the three main protagonists of DQ II, which happen to be cousins and descendants of the Legendary Erdrick (AKA Loto in the NA versions). The "Seeds of Salvation", I would guess, refer to the six mystical orbs that one must obtain in DQ III in order to ultimately save the world from Baramos. Finally, despite the first DQ also being released on mobile in Japan recently, it makes sense that it would not lead to a third trademark being found, since the first DQ was the only entry in the series to be released in Japan without receiving a subtitle.

I find it very unlikely that these subtitles refer to DQ VII, which is a shame, as I have played all but VII-VIII and X. I do know, from what I've read on the internet, that DQ VII is a very, very long RPG, and presumably contains a lot of text, which is probably why it hasn't been localized yet.

On the bright side, if they do localize the first three DQ games on mobile, it might mean a surge in dragon quest popularity, which might ultimately lead to DQ VII being localized. All we would need then is an HD remake of DQ VIII on Wii U, though I am assuming the Wii U would have to take off in sales before SE considers it.

ninten90

#23

ninten90 said:

@brandonbwii Having read a brief synopsis on Wikipedia, I would say no, since there isn't much of a "Legendary Line" to speak of. The Japanese subtitle for DQ VII apparently translates to "Warriors of Eden", though the Japanese subtitle for DQ II translates to "Gods of the Evil Spirits", which isn't that similar to "Luminaries of the Legendary Line" either, despite my previous post explaining why I think this subtitle refers to DQ II.

Aqueous

#26

Aqueous said:

VII, X or even the XI that sounds like it will be 3DS after the success of IX. I'd be happy.

HandheldGuru97

#29

HandheldGuru97 said:

Please be DQVII Please be DQVII!!!! Please don't be another mobile game please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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