Dragon Quest
3 days ago.
Learn about Dragon Quest XI's Skill Panel and Spell of Restoration
Square Enix has gone live with yet another update to Dragon Quest XI's official Japanese website. This time we're treated with information and screenshots detailing the game's "Skill Panel" growth system and "Spell of Restoration" feature. View it all below: Skill Panel The "Skill Panel" consists of each member of the party’s skills arranged as panels. By allocating the Skill Points you obtain by leveling up and other means, you can learn special skills and increase your stats. Do it all in a…
2 weeks ago.
Japan will get Dragon Quest X on Nintendo Switch this Fall
Dragon Quest X will be coming to Nintendo Switch this Fall in Japan, per the newest Nintendo Direct. Previously released on Nintendo's Wii, WiiU, and 3DS, the series first MMORPG is also on PC and is coming to PlayStation 4 this Summer in Japan. No plans for localization of this title outside of Japan have been announced. You can catch the Dragon Quest X bit in today's Nintendo Direct in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD7ofYKAWII…
1 month ago.
New screenshots and details of Dragon Quest XI's battle system
The official website for Dragon Quest XI has updated to reveal more information as well as screenshots for new information on the battle system as well as two new characters. This information was recently announced in the Weekly Shonen Jump which you can check out over here. Battle System In Dragon Quest XI you can choose between two battle styles on both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS. The PlayStation 4 version offers you two battle styles to pick from: Freeform…
1 month ago.
Weekly Jump details Dragon Quest XI's battle system and new characters
The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump details new information on Dragon Quest XI including the battle system and new characters. Battle System Move your character and look around freely with the "Free Movement Battle" system. Enjoy the freedom in battle by moving your character around while in combat! The "Auto Camera Battle" system gives you an immersive battle experience. Witness awesome attacks from friend and foe with this feature. Engage in immersive and lively battles in the 3D mode, or…
2 months ago.
Dragon Quest X for PS4 due out this Summer in Japan; Switch version later
Square Enix is preparing to launch the PlayStation 4 version of Dragon Quest X in Japan this Summer, the company announced today. Following that, they'll release a version for the Nintendo Switch in-between the Summer and Fall period. Alongside this announcement, Square Enix revealed they will end service on the Nintendo Wii. Due to system limitations, the company's decided to end service on that platform with the conclusion of Version 3. Square Enix will be launching a campaign to facilitate a…
3 months ago.
Latest Dragon Quest VIII 3DS video features action, adventure and intrigue
As we get closer to the game's release, Nintendo has released a quick overview video of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King depicting some of the game's dungeons, environments and points of interests. Check out the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwpZeawy2nw Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King releases on January 20 for the Nintendo 3DS. Fans in particular can look forward to the re-release as the game features a few new additions including no random encounters. Click here to learn more.…
3 months ago.
Dragon Quest producer discuss series' western popularity; teases at Dragon Quest XI localization
In an interview with Edge magazine featured in their latest monthly issue, Dragon Quest executive producer Yu Miyake talked in moderation of the franchise's western popularity compared to Final Fantasy as well as how he and Square Enix are attempting to "keep the series fresh". As a bonus, Miyake also touched upon how the recently western released Dragon Quest titles — Dragon Quest Builders and Dragon Quest Heroes — will help "soften up the ground for Dragon Quest XI", suggesting that…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest XI officially coming to Nintendo Switch
In a recent blog post via Nintendo's official Japanese website, the company has made their first proper mention of a Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time. Towards the end of the blog post, it mentions, "It should be noted that this title is also planned for release on Nintendo Switch." This is the first official confirmation of the game's debut to Nintendo's next home console as we've only heard last year that a Switch version…
4 months ago.
Character and map information for Dragon Quest XI revealed
New information regarding Dragon Quest XI was revealed today at Jump Festa, with this came information about a few characters as well as the world map. On stage was series writer Yuji Horii, who has been writing the story for Dragon Quest ever since the beginning. The team looked back at the history of the series and wanted this new entry in the series to truly shine and almost see it as a reboot. Main Protagonist The hero of the…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest XI due for a 2017 release in Japan; check out the trailer
As Square Enix's Jump Festa live event continues to roll on, the company has revealed the opening movie for Dragon Quest XI featuring snowstorms, dense green forests and more. In the video below, we're given an overview of the game's world with the main protagonist and party members battling out against the monsters that populate the fantasy lands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdHYS2OWYW0 Dragon Quest XI is due to release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2017.…
4 months ago.
New Dragon Quest XI gameplay debuted at Jump Festa
Very little information has been detailed about the newest title in the Dragon Quest series since its announcement over a year ago. Today, at Jump Festa, Square Enix has unveiled new information for the anticipated Dragon Quest XI! Gameplay was also shown running on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. On the PS4 they showed part of the world map and even riding on a horse. You can even run over enemies with the horse! 3DS gameplay…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest X detailed for PlayStation 4
Square Enix announced last year that Dragon Quest X would be coming to PlayStation 4. Today at Jump Festa they showed it running for the first time on the hardware. Producer Yosuke Saito says that the development is moving along smoothly with gameplay shown off in a water level on the stream. The game is said to run like a high-spec PC on the PlayStation 4 running at full 1080p and 60 FPS. Details regarding the release date and pricing…
4 months ago.
Check out all the features found in Dragon Quest VIII 3DS
Nintendo UK has gone up with another new trailer detailing the features found in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for 3DS. Arriving overseas on January 20, fans can look forward to a number of additions including no random encounters, taking photographs, HP and MP recovery when leveling up, photo sharing and much more. Have a look at the new video below. …
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest Heroes, Dragon Quest Builders staff comment on future plans
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…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest VIII 3DS "Red" and "Morrie" character videos
Nintendo has released a couple of new trailers detailing the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Here, players are introduced to party members Red and Morrie, who each have their own individual traits. Red is a long time bandit and former companion of Yangus, Red joins your party as a well-rounded character with the ability to use a new weapon: fans. Full of gusto and passion, Morrie is the owner of the Monster Arena. Dragon Quest VIII:…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest Builders tops 1.1 million units worldwide
Dragon Quest Builders has sold over 1.1 million units worldwide, Square Enix announced today. This news comes with the reveal of the game's "Ultimate Hits" version, which is now on sale in Japan. To celebrate this milestone, all of the bonus items included in the Day One Edition will be available for free on the Japanese PlayStation Store. Dragon Quest Builders released back in Japan in January followed by an overseas release on October 13. Our full thoughts and review…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest VIII 3DS gets a new story trailer
On January 20th, 2017, 3DS owners can get their hands on an enhanced port of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. This version of the PlayStation 2 original will include brand-new story cutscenes and more voice action than the original. New features such as an on-the-go quick save and a "Cameron’s Codex" photo mode where you'll be reward for taking pictures of a variety of subjects. You can share these photos via the 3DS's StreetPass function too. If you're new…
5 months ago.
Dragon Quest VIII 3DS heads West on January 20
Nintendo announced today that Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for 3DS is set to arrive in both North America and Europe on January 20, 2017. The 3DS entry of the classic game contains two new playable characters, along with new story content, quests, and dungeons. In addition, an all new photo sharing feature has been added where screenshots and photos can be customized via poses, stickers, filters, and frames with the opportunity to earn in game items for…
5 months ago.
Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Special Program set for December 29
After months of waiting and anticipation, it appears Dragon Quest XI news may finally be upon us. NHK is planning a special broadcast starting December 29 at 22:00 JST to commemorate the series' 30th anniversary - including coverage on the next mainline game. The broadcast will focus on the appeal of the series throughout the years featuring series creator Yuji Horii, composer Koichi Sugiyama and narration by known actor and game enthusiast Takayuki Yamada. Additionally, fans can look forward to exclusive…
6 months ago.
Dragon Quest Builders Review
When Square Enix first announced Dragon Quest Builders, I was skeptical. How could they marry the traditional trappings of a classic RPG with the mechanics of a typical free-roaming sandbox game? Were they just using the popularity of other building titles to make something quick and easy? Does this game even fit into the Dragon Quest series and lore? I found myself digging deep into these questions and more during my time with the North American release - out now…