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  • News That Japanese "Dragon Quest Law" Is Actually An Urban Myth

    The creators behind the franchise spill the beans

    Those of you versed in video game history will be aware of a story relating to the astonishing popularity of Dragon Quest, one of Japan's most beloved RPGs. Back when the series was just starting out on the Famicom, kids and adults alike would bunk off school or work to buy it and spend an entire day...



  • News Dragon Quest Builders Has Designs On Switch Next Year

    Building excitement

    Today's Nintendo Direct was packed with cool announcements, one of which is the news that Dragon Quest Builders is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year. Square Enix's game has already been a hit in its native Japan on PlayStation 4, and fuses together Minecraft-style construction with Dragon Quest RPG action. The Nintendo...



  • News Dragon Quest XI Gets a Batch of Awesome TV Commercials in Japan

    When you can only think about one thing

    While we wait (im)patiently for the localisation of Dragon Quest XI, we can nevertheless take in the hype for its release in Japan. While the Switch version is still oddly missing, the Japanese market is currently gearing up for the dual release across PS4 and 3DS. Square Enix has now published a series...










  • News Dragon Quest VIII Pushed Back to 2017 in Europe

    The curse of localisation

    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 t




  • News Dragon Quest Museum Planned to Open in Japan This Summer

    Now that's an aniversary celebration

    It's hard to believe, but the Dragon Quest games have already been around for thirty years, and the traditional JRPG series has long been a popular mainstay of the genre. Though the western release of the latest game in the series - Dragon Quest X – is still uncertain, we're set to get the 3DS remakes of Dragon...






  • News 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

    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

    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 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...






  • News Dragon Quest VII Tweaks on 3DS Explained by Developers

    Satoru Iwata interviews the team behind the 3DS remake

    The Dragon Quest VII remake for 3DS is out now in Japan, so it seemed only right for Nintendo President Satoru Iwata to interview a few of the people involved with the making of the game in his Iwata Asks series. In the interview, helpfully translated by Siliconera, the series creator Yuuji...


  • News Take a Ride in the New Dragon Quest 'Slime Car'

    Nissan gets Slimey

    Today Japanese automaker, Nissan, has announced its partnership with Square Enix in creating a special Dragon Quest themed car, the Serena S-Hybrid mini van 'Slime Car'. The collaboration was unveiled at the DQ-themed restaurant, Luida's Cafe in Roppongi. If you happen to be a Dragon Quest fanatic, then you might be out of luck...



  • News UK Dragon Questers Unite at These HMV Events

    Exclusive events for Celestrians

    If you haven't experienced Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in its multiplayer mode, you're missing out. UK residents keen to leap into the game's social side can do so at selected HMV Gamerbase stores in collaboration with Nintendo of Europe. Attendees can take on Estark, nab an exclusive slime and enjoy playing the game with like-minded gamers. What..


  • News Seth Green Gives Sartorial Advice Using Dragon Quest

    A headline we never thought we'd run

    It's wall-to-wall Dragon Quest IX for DS at the moment as Nintendo's marketing machine is running at close to full speed, with a slew of adverts and the chance to meet the series creator in New York this weekend. Last week we brought you the first commercial starring Seth Green in which he gave a group of girls dating advice – stay with us – and now he's..

  • News Dragon Quest IX Event Wants to Tag You With a Special Map

    Get to Gamestop, get a map

    There are just a few more days to go until North American fans can bash slimes all over again in Dragon Quest IX, and within a few weeks GameStops up and down the country will be hosting an event to grant gamers a Special Event Map. To get involved it's very simple. Head to a participating store on the 31st of July between 1pm and 4pm to take part; just make sure you've..

  • News Meet the Dragon Quest Creator at this DQIX Launch Event

    Also featuring a Dragon Quest ice cream truck

    Nintendo's desire to get the name Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on everyone's lips gathers apace. Fresh from the appointment of Seth Green in a series of adverts the Big N has just announced a launch event at Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday July 10th. Guest of honour for the event will be Yuji Horii, creator of the Dragon Quest series,..


  • News Dragon Quest IX Gets a Little Help from Seth Green

    Contains potentially fatal amounts of geek

    Just when you thought your anticipation levels for Dragon Quest IX couldn't get any higher, along comes Nintendo with a new celebrity endorsement to kick your excitement up just another little notch. It may not be quite Beyoncé Knowles advertising Rhythm Paradise, but Seth Green's comical turn in this advert for the upcoming DS RPG may convince a few..

  • News Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Teaser Trailer

    Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming DS RPG.

    The kind folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over the latest teaser trailer for the upcoming Square-Enix RPG Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. While there's not a lot of actual gameplay footage in the trailer, there is some very cool animated sequences that should get you prepared for the upcoming North American and European..

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