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HandheldGuru97

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How many is this???? Five, six?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!?! Damn you Square-Enix...damn you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need my DQ fix, I need it for my 3DS!!!!!!!! Please NOA step up to the plate and bring 7 & 8 over for Americans, I'd forgive you for that Small New 3DS debacle and I'll even take it Digital Only at this point!

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I had a serious brain fart and was thinking "didn't they already release Dragon Quest 7 on 3DS?"

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There is only one appropriate response to this...

COR BLIMEY!

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xPH03N1Xx86

Please, please! I yearn for Dragon Quest 8 so bad! My favorite game of all time T ^ T

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RevolverLink

I was so excited that, for a few seconds, I forgot all about Dragon Quest's recent problems with escaping its home country. Now I'm gloomy again.

It's cool to see that they're adding two new party members, a new scenario, voice acting and an orchestral soundtrack - though the international versions already had the latter two. While it's not quite the massive (and, frankly, necessary) overhaul that the DQVII remake was, DQVIII was the quintessential DQ game as it was; SE could've just released a straight port and it would've been an excellent addition to the 3DS library.

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Blast

Wow. Its never getting localized.

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ekreig

There might be some cause for optimism here; this same game came out on iOS/Android last year and it was released worldwide. As far as translating the game goes, it's safe to say most of the heavy lifting has already been done. Mind you, I'm still not holding my breath, but it sure would be an awful waste for them to not localize this one!

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CaviarMeths

ekreig wrote:

There might be some cause for optimism here; this same game came out on iOS/Android last year and it was released worldwide. As far as translating the game goes, it's safe to say most of the heavy lifting has already been done. Mind you, I'm still not holding my breath, but it sure would be an awful waste for them to not localize this one!

Yeah, the script is already done from both the PS2 release and the mobile port, but there is additional content here too.

At least the DQ8 script is nowhere near the size of the DQ7 script though.

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WebHead

Yay more games NA won't get.

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Electricmastro

Blast wrote:

Wow. Its never getting localized.

I still don't find that nearly as bad as the fact that the Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection on Wii wasn't localized for the US.

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crazycrazydave

I would have bought it for android had they included the voice acting. If they bring this to Europe or update the android version with voice acting, I'll get it.

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Blast

Electricmastro wrote:

Blast wrote:

Wow. Its never getting localized.

I still don't find that nearly as bad as the fact that the Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection on Wii wasn't localized for the US.

Just what the heck?! Not fair!

I own a Wii U and 3DS. I also own a PS4!

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CanisWolfred

At the rate we're going, we'll get this game by the time I finish the PS2 version. That'll be a good way to ring in the year 2025...

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Geonjaha

This brings our total up to six ladies and gentlemen. Six 3DS Dragon Quest games we wont be getting, because Square Enix hates the West. Check my signature if you haven't already though, it seems like signing a petition is the least we can do.

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Dezzy

Surely we have to get this one in the west given that they've already got the translation? The cost for them would be minimal.

C'mon Squenix. I've always wanted to play this one! The economics don't seem to really support their lack of interest in localizing. While it's true that they're mostly bought in Japan, the sales for most of the main games released in the west have passed 1 million sales. 1 million sales has to be enough to rationalise just copying an old english script into a ported game?

Out of interest, was the DQ7 dialogue completely redone? Cos didn't they also have an english translation for that from the PS1 era.

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CaviarMeths

BinaryFragger wrote:

Crap, I guess I'll have to import this one as well as VII.
Although Dragon Quest never became hugely popular in the West, Square Enix is underestimating the demand for the series here.

I think the audience is actually pretty decent. I think DQ8 on PS2 and DQ9 on DS both sold reasonably well. Not Final Fantasy well of course, but no JRPG sells like Final Fantasy in the west except Final Fantasy. At least Bravely Default well though, and that's... something?

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CanisWolfred

Dezzy wrote:

Out of interest, was the DQ7 dialogue completely redone? Cos didn't they also have an english translation for that from the PS1 era.

Everything was redone in DQ7...

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Dezzy

CanisWolfred wrote:

Dezzy wrote:

Out of interest, was the DQ7 dialogue completely redone? Cos didn't they also have an english translation for that from the PS1 era.

Everything was redone in DQ7...

That's what I was hoping. It surely points to the fact that 7 didn't/hasn't been announced for the west because they don't think the effort of translating such a wordy game is worth the potential sales.
I can't see what other reason there would be. Assuming that's true, it obviously doesn't apply to 8 and we can hopefully expect a release.

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