Dragon Quest XII
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Dragon Quest Day was held earlier this week - celebrating 36 years of the beloved JRPG series, and as part of this, series creator Yuji Horii shared a special message with fans.

Apart from a new teaser for Dragon Quest Treasures, the creator also shared an update about the highly anticipated next entry in the mainline series, Dragon Quest XII: The Flames Of Fate.

Apparently, the team is still "working hard" on building the new game. Fortunately, there'll be plenty of other Dragon Quest games before then, which will hopefully make the wait slightly less painful. Here's exactly what he had to say (via Gematsu):

"We’re working hard on building Dragon Quest XII, but there’ll be plenty more Dragon Quest to tide you over until it’s finished...Thank you all for supporting the Dragon Quest series for 36 years, from me, Yuji Horii."

No release date or platforms have been revealed for DQXII just yet, but we do know the game will run on Unreal Engine 5.

Japanese studio HexaDrive (known for its involvement with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD) and fellow Japanese company Orca (previously known for games like Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition) will also be assisting Square Enix with development.

To fill the gap in between, Yuji Horii mentioned in his latest message how Square Enix would be releasing "a lot of new Dragon Quest titles" this year. This includes Dragon Quest X Offline, and obviously Dragon Quest Treasures. A mobile version of Dragon Quest Builders is also on the way.

Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate was officially announced in May last year, and based on this latest update - its release could potentially be a long way away. Are you looking forward to learning more about this new mainline entry in the future? Comment down below.