The Dragon Quest series, one of the longest running Japanese role playing game series published by Square Enix, has found, in relatively recent times, a new home on Nintendo consoles. Not only several remakes of classic entries of the series have been released on Nintendo DS and 3DS but also two main entries of the series, Dragon Quest IX and the MMORPG Dragon Quest X, have been launched on Nintendo consoles.
There was a time, however, when the Dragon Quest series was strongly tied with PlayStation consoles. The original PlayStation received Dragon Quest VII, which is still today one of the biggest Japanese role playing games ever released, while the second PlayStation console received the beautiful Dragon Quest VIII. The series has recently returned to PlayStation consoles earlier this year with the release of the spin-off game Dragon Quest Heroes, developed by Omega Force, but it looks like more games of the series may be coming in the future.
Series creator Yuji Hori has recently confirmed in a new interview with Ruliweb that the team may announced something about new PlayStation Dragon Quest games in the near future. What Mr. Hori stated isn’t exactly surprising as he revealed not too long ago that the next entry of the series is in development for home consoles. Still, it’s nice to hear that more games of the series are actually going to be announced soon.
The new Dragon Quest to be released in Japan later this year is Dragon Quest VIII 3DS. The new version of the classic PlayStation 2 role playing game will come with some new features not found in the original release, such as two new story scenarios and more. The first screenshots of the game have emerged online last week, confirming that the game won’t look all that different from the PlayStation 2 version.
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