Hey everybody! Been a little over a month since I posted, but seeing as we’ve been in a post-E3 news drought, can you blame me? Well good news, while you were sleeping, or watching Netflix and chilling, Square Enix held a press conference to announce some new lineups to their 2nd biggest franchise, Dragon Quest.
To get some of the smaller news out of the way, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 was announced for 3DS and Dragon Quest X was announced for PS4 and NX(but neither as of this writing were confirmed to come to the West). DQMJ3 is slated to come out sometime after Dragon Quest Builders which is coming out Winter 2015. I’d be surprised if DQX came out Q4 2016 at the earliest.
Now onto the main course, Dragon Quest XI will be coming to 3DS, PS4, and NX(the Wii-U is now almost as officially dead as the PS Vita). The PS4 and NX versions will be running on Unreal Engine 4, and the 3DS will have a separate version made by Toy Logic which will feature split screen and downgraded sprite models. If the difference is confusing to you, watch both videos. This will be similar to what Ni no Kuni did between the PS3 and NDS versions of that game.
No release window has been set yet, but if I had to place a bet I’d guess Q2 2017 based on all other Square Enix projects. Are you excited about any of the new Dragon Quest titles? Leave a comment below.