Hero/Protagonist from Dragon Quest VIII
Thanks to Pablo for the photos
Next time I’ll have Munchie :3
We also met Torneko before the second battle with King Hydra.
More slime character fountains. Rimu won a lot of them. ;)
Square Enix doesn’t sound confident about bringing Dragon Quest VII 3DS to the West :o( ⊟
So what’s the deal with Square Enix not localizing any of its Dragon Quest games for the 3DS released in Japan? You’d think the publisher would localize the DQVII remake for the 3DS at least, right? Siliconera caught up with Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto to see if there’s any chance we’ll get that one, but he offered the following response:
“In terms of DQVII, it has a lot of text to go through and translate, and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text. In terms of scenario and script, the game is probably one of the largest in the DQ franchise. If a lot of people can buy it and support it… well, we can’t promise anything.
… We’ve gotten a lot of requests, we really want to do it, but right now, we need to hammer out what kind of resources we’d need to do it. We say this a lot, but, we can’t seem to get to the point where it’s justifiable.”
In absolutely unrelated news, Square Enix will release the original Dragon Quest, as well as subsequent games (II and III have been mentioned), with a new localization to smartphones starting this September. I can’t be too bitter since those older titles have a lot less text to translate, but you’d be amazed how bitter I still manage to be regardless. Image is via F Yeah Dragon Quest!
I only have like, one follower (I think, I dunno…), but I really want to try and hopefully get the word around about Operation Hero. It’s basically Dragon Quest fans rallying and petitioning for Square Enix to localise Dragon Quest X and the remake of Dragon Quest VII on 3DS. The Dragon Quest name has practically gone limbo outside of Japan right now with the only latest release being VIII on iOS, and many fans are currently still waiting for VII and X which have both been out for a longer time in Japan.
It is really inconvenient for me that I became a fan of the series which was around more than a year after Dragon Quest IX came out and and the VI remake was just coming in, because ever since then I’ve constantly anticipating the latest series since IX and VI.
My efforts are really futile to try and spread this around but if there are any Dragon Quest fans out there wanting to show Square Enix how much we love Dragon Quest, Operation Hero will be a platform for that now. Thanks for checking this out, and make sure to sign the petition for support!
Dragon Quest X cutscenes are the best :D