Could it be magic?

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 for something called "Luminaries of the Legendary Line" — the same name was registered as in Japan last year, along with "The Seeds of Salvation".

What has convinced people that these have something to do with Dragon Quest? Well, cast your mind back to the DS outings Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation and Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies — both use alliteration in their titles, and these new trademarks seem to tie in with that theme.

Of course, even if these are Dragon Quest games, that doesn't mean that we're going to see them on a Nintendo platform. Square Enix — like so many other companies these days — is investing heavily in smartphone releases, and we could well find that these titles are to be applied to a mobile phone remakes of previous instalments in the million-selling RPG series.

We hope that isn't the case, though — we'd love to see some more Dragon Quest action on either the 3DS or Wii U. What about you?