Dragon Quest Trilogy Coming West

Square-Enix have announced that the Dragon Quest trilogy consisting of Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation will come to the Nintendo eShop in the west on 27 September priced at $4.99, $6.49, and $12.49 respectively.

You can pre-order a packaged version consisting of all three games on one cartridge with an English option here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.

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Dragon Quest 1+2+3 Collection

Pre-order the physical Dragon Quest 1+2+3 Collection for Nintendo Switch here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. The collection releases in October and contains the first three Dragon Quest games (Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation) on one cart with English, Chinese, and Korean languages all included!

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Dragon Quest Hero Release Date Set

The Dragon Quest Hero character DLC release date for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been set for today (30 July) in North America and tomorrow (31 July) in Europe and Japan. Version 4.0.0 also adds a time limit to Final Smash Meter, a very easy difficulty to Adventure Mode, an Online Tourney Mode, new video editing features and more. Trailer and presentation added below.

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Hero Joining The Battle This Month?

In the recent “Nintendo Switch – Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases – July” video from Nintendo of America which showcases games playable in July including Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it states “Hero Joins the Battle” during the Smash Bros. footage, seemingly indicating that Hero may be available this month. We’ll keep you posted. Video added below. Via GoNintendo.

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Yuji Horii In Weekly Meetings For Next Dragon Quest Game

With Square-Enix recently going on a recruitment drive for the next Dragon Quest HD title (see this post), the series’ creator Yuji Horii today tweeted that he is attending almost weekly meetings for the next Dragon Quest game! Check out the full translated tweet below. Many thanks to @BlackKite.

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Dragon Quest XI Team Recruiting For New HD Title UPDATED

The Dragon Quest XI team are recruiting for new developers to work on a new Dragon Quest HD title including for Battle System Planner, Facial Motion Designer,2D BG Designer, Motion Designer, and Technical Artist (Facial etc). The company previously acknowledged that Dragon Quest XII is underway. Post updated with full translation below. Many thanks to @BlackKite.

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Sakurai Talks Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

In his latest column in Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1595, Masahiro Sakurai talks about the recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcements. He wanted to include the legendary Command Prompt with the Dragon Quest Hero. Originally the Hero was to be silent until Dragon Quest XI S added voice actors.

Banjo & Kazooie were requested in large numbers by fans from the west. Sakurai said that both Microsoft and Rare for their assistance. Sakurai also notes that he doesn’t really care for console wars, and ends in saying he wants to please all the fans of the original games.

Thanks to @PushDustIn. Follow him for the full translation, along with future and past translations!

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Dragon Quest XII Announced

Whilst Square-Enix announced Dragon Quest Walk for iOS and Android today, the company also officially announced Dragon Quest XII, with series producer Yuu Miyake saying “About the series expansions that connect to Dragon Quest XII which everybody’s interested in, exactly right now we’re preparing things together with Horii-san, and we feel like it’s going to take a bit more time, but we think we want to announce them all at once in some sort of way, so please wait for now.” Many thanks to BlackKite for the translation.

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