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News: Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

They sure are pretty

Dragon Quest XI is a good while off, so much so that a Nintendo NX version was sort-of announced before some inevitable backtracking once Square Enix realised it had somewhat gotten ahead of itself. We have seen the 3DS version in action, though, which looks like an accomplished portable alternative to the HD version that'll be...

News: 3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Brand New Ending

3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Brand New Ending

As well as a new dungeon to tackle once you complete the game

Dragon Quest VIII hits the 3DS in Japan on August 27th, and to build on the already intense interest for the game in its homeland, Jump magazine has delivered some more details. The most striking addition is that the game will feature a brand-new ending. There isn't a lot more detail...

News: Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest X also confirmed for NX

Square Enix has confirmed that the next entry in the best-selling Dragon Quest series is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo NX. The news was delivered at an ongoing special event in Japan. The Nintendo versions will be joined by a version for the Sony PS4. The game's full title is Dragon Quest XI: In...

News: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Its predecessor came to the West...

Square Enix keeps bringing Dragon Quest games to the 3DS - sometimes they're remakes and on other occasions they're all-new games. Localisation has been an area of concern for gamers outside Japan, though teases around Dragon Quest VII and VIII keep ramping up. A new 3DS title has been announced in Weekly Jump...

News: The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

Could it finally happen?

Dragon Quest is a franchise with a decent recent history on Nintendo portables, exemplified by the global release of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on 3DS. Since that time it's been a franchise - from a Nintendo fans' perspective - stuck in Japan, however, with a Dragon Quest VII re-release on 3DS in Spring...

News: Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

An adventure in two dimensions

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...

News: Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For The 3DS

Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For The 3DS

Launches in Japan on 27th August

The 3DS is four years old now and Nintendo knows sales momentum of the system is important to maintain. At a recent Financial Results Briefing, Iwata reiterated this, explaining the 3DS could use with a boost in its homeland of Japan. With this in mind, Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest VIII – originally...

News: We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

Grandson uncovers incredibly in-depth tome

World War II was a pretty dire business, costing the lives of countless millions all over the globe. However, if there's one thing we can thank this catastrophic international conflict for, it's possibly the most awesome fan-written guide to Dragon Quest V ever seen. A fellow in Japan has recently...

News: ​Here's A Sneak Peek At The New Theatrhythm Dragon Quest 3DS Theme

​Here's A Sneak Peek At The New Theatrhythm Dragon Quest 3DS Theme

Available as an early purchase bonus in Japan

Square Enix caused quite a stir when it announced that Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is coming to the 3DS, and as the Japanese launch date of March 26th gets ever closer, fans have something else to get excited about - another 3DS theme. Japanese fans will be pleased to know that Square Enix will be...

Video: This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer Proves The Fantasy Isn't Final

This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer Proves The Fantasy Isn't Final

Move over, Cloud Strife

After two critically and commercially successful outings based on the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix's Theatrhythm franchise is being expanded to include Dragon Quest — the company's other million-selling RPG brand. A new trailer has just been released in Japan which shows off footage from Theatrhythm Dragon Quest —...

News: The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon Quest, And It's Coming To The 3DS In 2015

The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon Quest, And It's Coming To The 3DS In 2015

Japanese launch happening in March

Square Enix's Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy games have been a commercial and critical success for the company, taking the legendary tunes heard in the million-selling series and placing them in an incredibly compelling rhythm action context. Given that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has pretty much mined the...

News: Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Sales of both physical and digital versions suspended

Dragon Quest X came to the Japanese 3DS recently, and as expected, the game sold very well — in fact, the first shipment of physical copies went in the space of a single week. However, such success has caused serious headaches not only for Square Enix, but for the hordes of existing Dragon...

News: Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To The West, But Doesn't Know If You'll Bite

Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To The West, But Doesn't Know If You'll Bite

"We can’t promise anything"

If you're an English-speaking fan of the Dragon Quest series then you're probably not in the best of moods right now. After some good localisations for the Nintendo DS, Square Enix seems to have lost interest in bringing the franchise to the west, and while the announcement of the Dragon Quest VII remake for the 3DS is...

News: Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS

Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS

Still no word of an overseas release though

We've lamented before on Square Enix's baffling decision to keep Dragon Quest X a strictly Japan-only affair, and now it appears that fans outside Japan have another format to direct their frustrations at with the announcement that the game will hit Japanese 3DS' on the 4th of September this year. The...

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

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

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...

Feature: Your Guide Through Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Your Guide Through Dragon Quest Monsters 2

The adventure starts here!

We know there are a lot of Nintendo Life readers who’d love to get their hands on Dragon Quest Monsters 2 but can’t, either because of Nintendo's ongoing region-locking policy or simply due to the language barrier. So we’re hoping to give you the next best thing – a front-row seat on Kerry’s run through the...

Video: Slime Fighting And Pie Stealing Abound In The First 30 Minutes of Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Slime Fighting And Pie Stealing Abound In The First 30 Minutes of Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Half an hour of RPG action awaits you

We've had a look at Square Enix's 3DS remake of the Game Boy Color RPG before, but now the wait is finally over — the title has launched in Japan and gamers lucky enough to be equipped with a Japanese 3DS can at last enjoy this Slime-filled RPG. In case you were wondering, we're lucky enough. We've played the...