Dragon Quest Heroes II and Dragon Quest Builders had a good night at the annual PlayStation Awards in Japan, both selling upwards of 500,000 copies in Japan and Asia to pull in the Gold Prize. During an interview following the ceremony, several series staff provided brief comments about their next projects.
“We really heard a lot from the fans, such as good points, things they want improved,” said Dragon Quest Builders producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto, “and we really heard a lot of ‘we want you to make a sequel!’ As part of the Dragon Quest series, I want to live up to the fans’ expectations…”
According to director Kazuya Niinou: “…There are a lot of things I can’t say unless Fujimoto-san says it, but as for what we can pick out now, I think we have to return the favor with a good game, and I want to work hard to for the time being to live up to your expectations.”
On the Dragon Quest Heroes side, things were a little less clear – though Koei Tecmo Games director Tomohiko Sho seems to have accidentally let slip the possibility of a third game in the series.
Tomohiko Sho (Director): “I think we were able to get this result by having fun making the game, including development. From here on as well… I accidentally said “from here on” but… well… it’s best if I didn’t say.”
Ryota Aomi (Producer): “What, I’m going to make you stop saying such meaningful things!”