Dragon Quest fans rejoice - Square Enix hasn't turned its back on you after all.

It was confirmed during today's packed Nintendo Direct broadcast that Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King are both headed to the west.

The games are coming to the 3DS and are enhanced remakes of past titles in the series.

Dragon Quest VII is set for launch early next year, while Dragon Quest VIII is expected later in 2016.