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With Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past being a treat this year on 3DS, fans of the series are no doubt looking forward to Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, which is due in North America and Europe on 17th January.

A number of the new features in this remake are well known, but nevertheless it's worth checking out a recent trailer uploaded by Nintendo; it highlights key additions and also features that music.

Earlier this week Nintendo also released a couple of character profile videos, for Morrie and Red.

Are you planning to pick this up in the New Year?