Square Enix made a lot of Dragon Quest fans happy - Japanese ones, at least - when it confirmed that it would be bringing the eighth game in the series to the Nintendo 3DS. However, there's a bit of bad news to report - the forthcoming RPG won't include autostereoscopic 3D support.
We can only assume this move has been taken to ensure the game runs at an acceptable frame rate - it's a port of the impressive PS2 original, after all - but it will still prove to be something of a disappointment to fans who were hoping to see the classic remastered in glasses-free 3D.
Dragon Quest VIII launches in Japan on August 27th. A Western release is still unconfirmed.