Dragon Quest The groundbreaking game of the older RPG series celebrated its 35th anniversary via live broadcast in Japan this morning. To commemorate this huge series milestone, Square Enix announced a series of new games.
The first is the release of “Dragon Quest 12”. SquareEnix revealed that since 2017, the first main story in the role-playing game series will be very different from the tone of many of its predecessors.
The full name of the series creator Yuji Horii is “Dragon Quest 12: Flames of Destiny”, and he suggested that the title will make some changes to the traditional turn-based combat system and will target adults more. Square Enix also pointed out its goal of simultaneous global distribution in the project. The platform or release date of the game has not yet been announced.
Take a look at the trailer below-although it doesn’t show much.
Next, the celebration revealed a remake of Dragon Quest 3. This retro-style remake will adopt the artistic style we have seen in games such as “Octopath Traveler” and “Project Triangle Strategy”.
Square Enix likes to call this artistic style “HD-2D”, which is an impressive aesthetic choice…even if the naming convention is a bit clumsy. Once again, no platforms are listed, and the game has no release date yet — but you can see how it looks below.
In addition to these major announcements, we have many other “Dragon Quest” games that are also looking forward to coming in the future. The following is a brief overview of what to expect from Square Enix in the coming months and years:
- Dragon Quest Treasure: The “RPG Treasure Hunt” starring the characters in “Dragon Quest 11” is set before the numbered title event, and it is also planned to be released globally at the same time.
- Dragon Quest 10: So far, only extensions to MMO have been released in Japan.
- Dragon Quest 10 offline version: The top-down version of “Dragon Quest 10” will not require an Internet connection to play.
- Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi: A free mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android. It uses popular series of characters, monsters and objects as erasers to erase graffiti in the game.
So, now is a good time to become a fan of “Dragon Quest”.
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