Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake announced for 3DS
posted on 07.30.13 at 10:25 PM EDT by (@salromano)
In celebration of Dragon Quest Monster's 15th anniversary.

Looks like those trademarks weren’t for nothing. Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys for 3DS.

The game will have over 800 monsters, including new ones from Dragon Quest X, “Super G Size” monsters, and four-on-four monster battles. It will support local and internet correspondence, StreetPass, one save slot, and eight person multiplayer.

Here are the game’s main staff members:

  • General Director: Yuji Horii
  • Monster Design: Akira Toriyama
  • Music: Koichi Sugiyama
  • Planning and Development: Square Enix
  • Production and Sales: Square Enix

A release date and price was not announced.

Visit the game’s official website here.

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  • $29082171

    Oh come on, you haven’t even localized the first one yet.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s nevar coming! Bua ha ha ha ha ha ha!

      I’m sorry. =(

      • Magnumsally

        I hope nintendo signs the deal for the 5 games left in japan

        • Budgiecat

          I hope Square-Enix building collapses

          • Budgiecat

            I also hope whoever downvotes me has bad diarrhea all day tomorrow

      • DarthBrian

        I seem to remember a lot of people being really happy that the Dragon Quest series was moving to Nintendo handhelds and consoles. Considering how few of those games have been localized I’m wondering if people are starting to change their mind on that stance. Especially since Nintendo handhelds and consoles are region-locked.

        • https://www.teepublic.com/user/ECM ECM

          Why would they? It’s still *a lot* better than the series did on Sony hardware:

          DQ Localized on Nintendo HW:

          *DQ IV-VI Remakes
          *DQM: Joker
          *DQ Rocket Slime
          *DQ Wars

          DQ Localized on Sony HW:


          Nintendo: 7
          Sony: 2

          (Percentage-wise, a lot more was left trapped in Japan during what many would consider the JRPGs Golden Age* of the PS1/2.)

          (And the region-locking on a Japanese-heavy series is a non-factor since even hardcore fans would think thrice before wasting their time.)

          Nintendo picking up publishing rights (in the West) on these games was the best thing to happen to the franchise for *fans*, since S-E had all but given up on it outside of Japan (again), whereas Nintendo actually made an attempt to broaden their reach/appeal, something you *should* be applauding, *if* you’re a fan.

          (And please: if DQIX and the three remakes, say, had ended up on PSP, what do you think the odds of it showing up outside of Japan would have been? Near zero? Less?)

          *I don’t agree w/ this, but I think most gamers *under* 30 would.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Not really surprised. What will surprise me if any more DQM will be localized. Neither DQM:J nor DQM:J2 sold that well outside of Japan, it seems.

  • Claude

    I’d be more excited for this if we got either the DQ7 or DQM remakes.

  • LastBoss

    Hell, I want the Dragon Quest 1-3 collection they put out for the Wii.

    • Budgiecat

      Hell I wanted Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory for Wii

  • Budgiecat

    Left out the part where it probably won’t be localized….

  • LightGenx

    I want you.. Too bad I can’t have you.

    • KnifeAndFork

      When I read this, Scarlet Johannsen came to mind..

  • Char Aznable

    So stoked for this.
    Just finished up Terry’s Wonderland recently.
    I’m looking forward to this.

  • Jontaku

    Quite unlikely but all I wish for is a Dragon Quest VIII remix on either the PS4 or the vita

  • OverlordZetta

    The things I would do for a localization.