With Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past not too far away, it's easy to overlook the fact that Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is also heading to the 3DS in the West later this year.
That's still the case in North America, according to Nintendo's latest schedule, but the document accompanying the Q1 Financial Results has pushed the European release into a broad 2017 window. It could come early in the year, of course, but no specifics are given in the document.
Nintendo is publishing the title in the West, so it'll be Nintendo of Europe that makes the final call on a release date. Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long into 2017 for this release.