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Japan Gets Another Fancy Dragon Quest Themed Console

by Peter Paltridgeon April 28, 2017
It’s still a huge deal when a new Dragon Quest comes out in Japan. Maybe not so much that it disrupts the economy through millions of workers skipping their jobs (at least not anymore), but it’s still an event. And as such, the console makers that will be hosting Dragon Quest XI on their systems […]

Wha? A PS4 And A 3DS Game In The Same Package?

by Peter Paltridgeon April 12, 2017
As you likely know by now, Dragon Quest 11 is due out in Japan this summer. And as we previously reported, Square-Enix is making two different versions of the game: one for PS4 will use modern visuals, while the handheld 3DS version will run partly with 3D graphics and partly with old-school 2D graphics (you […]

Just To Remove All Doubt, Persona 5 is NOT Coming To Switch

by Peter Paltridgeon January 3, 2017
In case you forgot, Atlus merged with Sega a few months ago. The PR manager representing both companies, John Hardin, spoke about future release plans on his Twitter account today. You know by now that Persona 5 should be due out sometime in 2017 for the Playstation 4. but what about other machines? Could we […]
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You Can Ride Dragons In Dragon Quest 11

by Peter Paltridgeon December 29, 2016
Normally, the titular Quest for Dragons you take in Dragon Quest is to slay them, not tame them — this is why the original localization for the earlier games called them “Dragon Warrior.” But it looks like they’ll be more than just targets in the upcoming Dragon Quest 11, as Square released some new footage […]

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Atlus Launches Studio Zero; Brand New RPG In Development

by Peter Paltridgeon December 23, 2016
Here’s a Christmas surprise — Atlus has launched an internal studio named Studio Zero to develop new projects within the company. The first of these, tentatively titled “Project Re Fantasy,” is described as a throwback to the Japanese RPGs of yore, much like Square’s I Am Setsuna was (released earlier this year). The game is […]
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New Dragon Quest 11 Trailers: Confirmed For PS4, 3DS And Switch

by Peter Paltridgeon December 19, 2016
Square-Enix has ripped the curtain off the next Dragon Quest game, which will be the first in the main series since Dragon Quest 8 to appear on a non-Nintendo console. Yup, #9 and #10 have been Wii, Wii U and 3DS exclusives. Nine was recently localized and sold in the US, but there are no […]

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Persona 5 Delayed Yet Again

by Peter Paltridgeon November 16, 2016
Remember the planned Valentine’s Day 2017 release for Atlus’s Persona 5? I hope you weren’t planning on presenting it to your sweetheart, because it’s no longer scheduled for that month. The English version has been kicked down to April 4. This game was originally planned for a Japanese release in 2014. It was then delayed […]
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Release Date Confirmed For Dragon Quest 8 On 3DS

by Peter Paltridgeon November 3, 2016
A few months ago we had to report that the portable version of Dragon Quest 8 had been sidelined due to the release of Dragon Quest 7 being so close to it. The move was understandable, but disappointing nonetheless. Since then we haven’t known when Nintendo planned to put the game out…until today. The company […]

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Dragon Quest VIII On 3DS Will Carry A Different Soundtrack

by Peter Paltridgeon September 21, 2016
Nintendo recently had to admit, though Square tried to keep everything about Dragon Quest VIII the same from its PS2 version, one thing is going to be different. (Please read the Roman numerals correctly: we’re talking about 8, which will be released in 2017, not 7, which just came out right now.) 7 used MIDI […]
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The 3DS Version Of Dragon Quest 8 Delayed Into 2017

by Peter Paltridgeon September 1, 2016
Fans had been anticipating this announcement, but it stung nonetheless. Today during the Nintendo Direct livestream, the company responsible for creating the English version of Dragon Quest 8 for 3DS admitted the localization is going to take more time to finish. Originally scheduled for the fall of 2016, Dragon Quest 8 now has a vague […]