The next Dragon Quest game is in production
posted on 04.27.14 at 01:25 AM EDT by (@salromano)
According to series creator Yuji Horii at Niconico Chokaigi 3.

Dragon Quest X

Square Enix is currently “making the next” Dragon Quest, series creator Yuji Horii said at Niconico Super Conference 3 in Chiba.

He didn’t say whether it was Dragon Quest XI, but given that it’s a numbered series and the word “next” was used, we’re assuming that’s what he’s referring to.

However, when Horii made the comment, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito and chief planner Anzai Takashi looked as though they weren’t expecting him to say that, as if it might have been something he shouldn’t have said.

Thanks, Game Jouhou.

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  • Skerj

    Taking bets on mobile.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Nope

  • PrinceHeir

    Maybe a jump back to PS like DQVIII did??

    Still what’s there to remake? Pretty much every DQ game has been remade to the DS except for the first three games.

    Though I can’t wait for them to remake the first three games! It seems like a no brainer to me!

    Plus the franchise 30th anniversary is coming up May 27, 2016.

    So what a way to celebrate the franchise with the remake of the first game!

    • Kenny ケニー

      I would like to see a new Dragon Quest for Vita, Vita need more this kind of jrpg to improving the sales.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      DQXI will be on 3DS. The best any PlayStation platform can hope for is a port of 10. I don’t know what SE will do since Wii U’s goose is cooked.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        DQX is on PC and has a mobile subscription if you own another version of the game. So they’re fine.

        • JonathanisPrimus

          Sorry I didn’t make that clear. I was referring to DQXII with the Wii U comment.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    It’s great that Square Enix continues to make sequels in such a niche series. It’s a shame that so few people play Dragon Quest games.

    • Budgiecat

      lol

    • DesmaX

      Oh yeah, their franchises need more recognition.

      I do hope that their “Final Fantasy” IP becomes more popular too

    • Elvick

      DQ is insanely popular in Japan. Not as large in the west, but I wouldn’t say it’s any smaller than something like Tales.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        I was joking. The fact that Horii had to say he was working on a new one seemed pointless. Of course Square Enix is working on a new DQ.

  • Budgiecat

    1. Better not be an MMO
    2. Better not be for 3DS
    3.Better localize it

    • KiTA

      It won’t be a MMO, but yeah, it’s probably for the 3DS.

      • Franggio Hogland

        [Redacted] I was wrong, as stated beloved it was actually Miyake not Horii.
        Well I still believe SE will put this on every single platform available, even non dedicated handhelds and those who wish can play it on whatever.
        Well maybe not the XBO….

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Not really

        • Skyer Ist

          Hori isn’t said anything like that.

        • $104230449

          Do you mean Yuu Miyake? Because he did say something along those lines. He brought this up when talking about the PC version of DQX.

          “Executive producer Yuu Miyake also brought up the more practical, financial side of running a successful MMO. “One thing I can say,” he said, “looking across the series from DQ8 onward, is that the business model of creating a retail package and releasing it exclusively on a single platform has become difficult to execute. Gamers’ play styles and tastes are getting segmented, and we can’t settle on a single platform.”

          http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/10/4510088/dragon-quest-10-producers-discuss-the-pc-port-and-eventual-us-release

          • Franggio Hogland

            Hah you are right, been trying to find Horiis quote on this and came up Nada.
            But yes, this was it, my bad now spank me as punishment…. Or at least bar me from puff puffs for a while :D

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Yeah considering he was talking about an MMO and the 3DS is sitting at 15 million consoles sold alone in Japan… (which the consoles have never been able to do, not even the Wii) I’d say a 3DS game is very VERY likely

              Japan is the only place console sales matter to Enix and Nintendo’s responsible for any of the games that have done well in the West(DS ones,remakes did eh)

              So yeah, multiplatform is HIGHLY unlikely

              • Franggio Hogland

                He was talking about a legacy, about games from the PS2 days and onward. But yes, not disputing it will be on 3DS just saying it wont be exclusive for 3DS. SE will make sure to milk as much money from all their games. Plus the fact that they have to use Project Flare for more than just DQX to mobile. The only consoles I would rule out would be XBO and PS4, on the handheld side the PSP. Rest will probably see DQX soon and DQXI will probably come to everything as well….just not in English.

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  DQX is on PC and two consoles. Square has no reason to port it anymore

                  • Franggio Hogland

                    Money? BTW I’m pretty damn sure it’ll get another port. Did I say money? And it’s on mobile, again money.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Opportunity cost.

                      Same reason they have no reason to port fF14

        • KiTA

          That was Miyake not Horii. Miyake has literally 0 input on the platforms. Literally none. In addition, outside of the MMO, DQ typically doesn’t go Multiplatform until the remakes. And finally, Horii said no mobile. Add all that up and you get only one platform left – 3DS.

          • Franggio Hogland

            As i edited that in before you made this comment. Not showing? Disqus being wonky? And yeah/no. It’ll be on mobile ALSO. And probably anything that justify the porting cost. This SE, they need money… But hey as long as it comes in English I don’t really care but it’s stupid to ignore everything else. That’s not SEs M.O

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Porting doesnt always make money and its about opportunity cost.

              And like I said the ONLY way it’ll be on mobile is if its Free. There are many dragon quests on mobile anyway. They dont make a ton of money. Only dragon quest super light

              • Franggio Hogland

                Try telling that to SE. I’m pretty sure a WiiU/Vita/Ps3 release of them would net them more money. Oh and actually releasing worldwide as well.
                But still mobile and one 3DS release.

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Sure if its all 3DS assets lol.

                  But nobody wants that.

            • KiTA

              SE doesn’t really have any say in it either, as Yuji Horii has always said they’ll go to the most popular console of each generation. They’re not going to go against his wishes (in fact, I think he owns the DQ IP, so they might not be able to).

    • EX+

      Dude, this sooo much.

    • LordKaiser

      Better not be like DQIX either.

  • bloodiOS

    It would be nice if it’s a PS4 title.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      PS4 is doing worse than Wiiu and DQ is focused on Japan so not really

      • Kenny ケニー

        what make PS4 doing worst than wii U? What you want to point out actually? Well, Japan now mostly focus on ps3, vita and 3ds if you talk about recently market.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          PS3 is about to start tracking ahead of the PS4 week on average in Japan.

          WiiU is farther along than the PS4 was at this pint.

          By like 300k consoles sold

          • bloodiOS

            It also launched in December. The PS4 has yet to experience its first holiday season in Japan.

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              And? Its doing substantially worse than the PS3 which was heavily supply constrained and doing terribly at first

              • bloodiOS

                And? The Wii U is doing significant worse than the Wii. Where are you going with this? Do remember that the PS3 also launched during holiday season, while the PS4 launched out of nowhere in a middle of February. Not to mention that the PS3 is also the successor of the PS2, the world’s favorite home console of that generation. It got both the hype and the holiday season going for it and everything, so it wouldn’t be surprising that it was more seek after by the public as oppose to the PS4 now.

                First, you compare the Wii U, a console that launched during holiday season to the PS4, one launched towards the end of February and completely ignored the unfair advantage. Now you want to compare the PS4’s launch performance to that of its predecessor? It probably looks bad compare to the PS3 but when you look at the Wii U, that one came off significantly worse than the Wii. So what are you trying to prove here?

                • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

                  Nintendo is the golden standard of video gaming, everything else don’t matter. Don’t you see that golden seal of quality in every game they made?

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Several consoels that have launched in February are outpacing Ps4. There’s no software. There is little reason for Square to even make a PS4 Dragon Quest.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Those several consoles launched in the age where Japan isn’t as focused on mobile gaming as it is now. Let’s review what I said, shall we? I said it would be nice if it’s a PS4 title, as in it would be nice for me. I didn’t say they should make it a PS4 title. I was simply expressing a personal desire, not forcing it on anyone but you just have to go feeling edgy and start pointlessly comparing the PS4 with the Wii U when everyone here pretty much expected the game to developed for the 3DS.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      have you seen the comments in here?

                      Lol.

                    • bloodiOS

                      What does it matter? Why are you paying attention to others’ comments when you’re holding a conversation with me?

                    • 罪罰

                      He’s getting #wrckd

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Because I dont know whats inside your head buddy.
                      Y’all sound the same, so y’all meld into one

                    • bloodiOS

                      Of course you don’t, not here and not in real life either. It all depends on you in the end. You were the one who decided not to view individual comments as individuals but instead lumped them together and treated everything based on the same preconception.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Indeed.
                      I will continue to do so until those individuals decide to act differently and not behave in group swarm.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Alright. I’ll go ahead and use your rules then and begin lumping you with the ignorant members spouting off nonsense as well then. After all, we’re not all individuals here sharing our own ideals and opinions.

                      No, instead, apparently we should all be judged based on the “group” we are thrown into by people like you. So be it. Until your kind decides to get their head straightened out on their shoulders properly, things will remain this way.

                      Congratulations. You now have the responsibility of an entire group of people on your shoulders. Hope you’re happy.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Quite.

                      Silver tongues are useful for one thing. To tell you that silence is golden,

                    • bloodiOS

                      Then don’t go and pull out sad excuses such as “have you seen the comments in here” the next time you feel the urge to pointlessly attack someone like you did me because of your pathetic bias.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Pftahahaha, oh boy if you think I was attacking you the real world isnt going to be kind to you buddy.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m not sure what part of the world you grew up in, but I’m pretty sure the world as a whole isn’t as unsightly and pathetic as your psychological projection.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      The world where people will drag you down to the depths of the abyss.

      • 罪罰

        Comparing the ratios of sales, shipments and that the Wii U has been out for a year. You’d think twice about that.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Its about to get overtaken by the PS3.

          WiiU sold faster than the PS3 did too.

          Given Dragon Quest’s main audience, it makes zero sense for this to be anywhere but 3DS.

          Please Understand.

  • Franggio Hogland

    So many believing DQ will be exclusive. At least those saying 3DS aren’t crazy but it won’t happen if we are to believe Horii.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      It wont be on mobile and it will be a 3dS title.

      • Franggio Hogland

        Yepp and probably multiplatform if we are to believe Horii’s earlier words.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          What words?

          • Franggio Hogland

            Trying to find it. But otg ATM but to paraphrase he said it was hard to determine where the “fans” where(to much forum rage) so they where looking into how to “expand” the choices fans could make. Well as long as its on a region free platform I’m happy, my Japanese 3DS died so not feeling to hot on buying a new one just for DQVII which I barely understand anyway.

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Dragon Quest Monsters 2 is a better game imo :>

              • Franggio Hogland

                Opinions :D monsters better than pokemon, DQVIII better than VII and Popful Mail better than any RPG 2d scroller.

                All presented in my own opinion :D

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Monsteres 2 is great because it has rogue like section

  • DesmaX

    Next-Gen would be nice, but this being on 3DS seems more likely

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      3DS is “next gen”

      • DesmaX

        Sorry. Shoud’ve expressed myself better

  • MrRobbyM

    As long as it’s not on the 3DS, I’ll be fine. Hopefully Wii U but that’s unlikely. I need another console DQ game in my life but 3DS is the most likely..

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      3DS/WiiU

  • Elvick

    If it’s not for 3DS, I see it being for mobile tbh.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Horii’s already said that mobile is a no-go for new mainline entries.

  • Audie Bakerson

    I’m not sure anyone doubted it was at SOME stage of production.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Most likely wont leave Japan which is very sad since it’ll be single player. Even then you cant import it unless you own two system this game will be on.

  • DinoTurtle

    Maybe this one will be localized?

    …Please?

  • Skyer Ist

    DQ XI for 3DS!

  • shogunknight

    Just pray its not mobile only

  • Muhammad Lutfi Al Anshory

    Noooo !!! Togashi !!!

  • surakian

    Horii took a bullet for the team.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    If it is not a MMO and not a trash game (browser, mobile, etc.) I will be excited to see more.

    • LordKaiser

      It will be trash.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Probably. Square Enix as I say time and time again hates their fans.

  • Jason

    Vita or 3ds would be my platforms of choice :-). Though if its on the Wii U, that would be another reason to get one.

  • SaveTheDay

    Honestly I wouldn’t mind a main DQ opus on 3DS. Although I didn’t particularly like DQ IX on DS, mostly because of the technical lack the nintendo portable suffered due to the fact it was pretty old when the game was released on it ; I’m more than confident about what level 5 can do on the 3DS. When I look at some games such as Bravely Default i can’t help but think it’s possible to make great games on this platform.

    • LordKaiser

      I didn’t liked DQ IX either because I saw it as a downgrade for what DQVIII was.

  • Lara Croft

    Given the popularity of the 3DS and Vita in Japan. It’s probably or either or both platforms.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Guys, you all know it’s inevitable that it will be on mobiles… You can stop denying now…

  • Sonneh

    If they make it multiplatform it’d also be easier to localise so we don’t have to wait on slowtendo taking three years to localise a Dragon Quest title.

    Dragon Quest sales have been extremely bad on the 3DS, I hope SE won’t see it as a sign to switch to mobile.

    • Kenny ケニー

      I don’t think the sales of dragon quest in 3DS are bad, have you checking out vgchartz?

      • Sonneh

        Sales have been on decline with every new installment.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Why is it’s nintendo’s job to localize a damn square enix game?

          And lol at sales being down. Cut the bullshit.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      Sales of Dragon Quest on 3DS have been insanely good. Each game is selling at least 500k units.

    • OlimacFTW

      You are not familiar with media create sales, aren’t you?

      • Sonneh

        VII / Monsters 1 & 2 sold way worse compared to the DS games. They aren’t selling bad, but it’s one of SE biggest franchises in Japan.

        What are you trying to say?

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Err there’s quite a difference between a 32 million and a 32 million install base

          And you’re still wrong LOL.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    3DS exclusive is the logical conclusion seeing as how the last 4 new DQ games were.

    Also Dragon Quest typically lands on the most popular system in Japan at the time. 3DS is that, and they already said no mobile.

    So 3DS it is.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Except that they ported Dragon Quest X to PC as well, which isn’t as popular in Japan, so there’s nothing stating the next game can’t go multiplatform or be ported to Vita/PS3 >.>

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        DQ X is an MMO, that plays by a completely different set of rules. It did start on the most popular console at the time which was Wii.

        There is no way it is multiplat or vita/ps3.

        You indicated the exception. Not the rule.

        The last 4 brand new Dragon Quest games have been 3DS exclusive. Including one that landed just a few months ago. The Dragon Quest audience right now is on 3DS.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Just because it’s a MMO doesn’t have anything to do with it, lol. I found a flaw in your system and you immediately go to the fact that it’s a MMO? Nice. Anyway, the series started on the Famicom, then shifted to Playstation 1 eventually, followed by Playstation 2, so just because it’s on 3DS now doesn’t mean it will remain there.

          Yes, it’s the most logical conclusion, but we’ve seen that logic broken time after time again when sequels are released on a completely different platform altogether. I’m not saying it will happen this time, but I’m also not excluding the possibility either.

          • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

            You found the exception to the rule with 500 examples of the rule.

            Famicom was the most popular. So were PS1 and PS2. Then the DS was most popular so it say 7 entires.

            And now, 3DS is currently the most popular seeing 4 entries. Stop being so defensive. Mobile is equally as popular so it is seeing some ports, but they already said no to mobile for the new entry, which is why I ruled it out.

            Wii U – Not doing good in Japan
            PS4 – Not doing good in Japan
            Vita – Doing well, but does not have the install base.

            3DS makes sense. That is all I said. Stop being a defensive fanboy.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              How does me stating that it could be released on something other than the 3DS make me a “defensive fanboy” ? I believe you’re confusing me with yourself in that regard since you’re the one that keeps preaching about how it’s guaranteed to come on 3DS and you don’t accept any other possibility into the equation.

              Now what would be really ideal is if they made a DQ for PS4 and took advantage of that hardware. You can talk about 3DS being the most popular and PS4 not doing well in Japan, but a DQ on PS4 would sell units for sure and I’d be willing to bet you that they’ve considered this as an option in order to help boost sales.

              • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                I am sure you were the guy who petitioned for PS3 Dragon Quest games right?

                PS4 is doing terrible sales wise in Japan, That is not ideal for anyone but you. Then again, all you do is think about yourself and your Sony fanboyism.

                I want Dragon Quest to thrive. I want it to be the most successful series.

                That means not putting it on ANY console.

                Sure Wii U is about to get Mario Kart so Wii U is about to see a giant sales spike in Japan and I still do not want the next Dragon Quest on Wii U.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Ummm… No? I didn’t petition that, lol. I hardly ever petition stuff. Also, me wanting them to branch out into other demographics has nothing to do with my “selfishness” or fanboyism.

                  If you want Dragon Quest to thrive so much, why are you so intimidated by the fact of having it thrive on something besides a Nintendo console? Why would it bother you so much if they did release a game on PS4? Sounds to me like you’re the only fanboy around here if you’re wanting to keep the series to yourself like that.

                  I’d rather have everyone be able to experience Dragon Quest than have it only restricted to those with a 3DS, especially since it isn’t region free. I’m looking at the big picture here, but you’re just too blind to see the forest through the trees. Whatever, I’m done here.

                  This has turned into your typical “Nintendo is best! You don’t understand anything!” argument per usual. Later.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Don’t let him get you too heated this morning Stealth.

                  Tetsuya is just bored because he is up and the Open forum isn’t really popping atm. This debate is nothing more than something to cure his boredom.

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    It has nothing to do with that. I had valid complaints, man. Don’t mock me and say I simply replied to him out of boredom.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Ok, ok~

                  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                    Is that all he is? Honestly his trolling of me and sony fanboyism gets on my nerves. Is it better to ignore him? I still do not know much about gematsu. I probably should not have responded to him.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Evidently he isn’t bored and he is being serious.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      The funny thing is I posted almost the same post on twitter, and nobody is acting as childish as some of the responses I am seeing here. lol.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I saw nothing wrong with the assertion that the game will be on 3DS. All the DQ remakes and DQIX had done exceptionally well on it.

                      That’s why I assumed Tetsuya was just fooling around, because I saw nothing wrong with your post. Not to mention, I don’t remember seeing any indication that DQ would stop appearing on Nintendo or be spread to Sony again.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      If we were talking Persona, I would say a Sony system. Dragon Quest is just about the only series I would confidently say 3DS. Some people are just so insecure whenever something comes to anything other the platform of their choice. Jeez.

                      Considering the last Dragon Quest game that came out on 3DS is outpacing the one before it sales wise by about 15%, means the DQ fanbase on 3DS is growing, not shrinking.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Personally, I’m not a fan of the mass multiplatform epidemic that has been sweeping the industry; but that’s a completely different topic.

                      I agree though, 3DS will most definitely be the safe bet for the next DQ game. A release on anything else just wouldn’t make sense to me.
                      However, what I’m curious about, is what an all new DQ more in the vein of DQVIII would do for Wii-U sales in Japan. If such a game were a Wii-U exclusive.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Square would never attempt a DQ exclusive on Wii U.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, I agree. I just wonder how big of an effect it would have on the state of the Wii-U. It would be an interesting observation.

                      Anyway, I would like to apologize for how cautious and carefully I’ve been with how I word my posts. Depending on how a post is read, it can easily turn to a 30+ post debate, and I’m not up for that shit atm,
                      I was more or less visiting this thread as a break from the paper I was working on. So, I don’t want you to get the idea I was being short with you.
                      My apologies in advance if I came off that way.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Nah, you actually give me faith in Gematsu commenters.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Ah, well the kind words are definitely appreciated. I can be a bit snappy and direct at times, but I always mean well.

                      My PoV is generally surrounding games > platforms and squashing entitlement complexes

                      Though personally, I favor all things Japanese.

                      I know there are some that possibly see me as a dick, but I promise I’m a nice guy.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Well stealth said “3DS it is” like it’s the only choice and possibility, like it’s a fact, which it’s not; it’s a logical choice which he agreed but he said don’t rule out the other choices.

                      For instance, Persona 5 is coming for PS3; why don’t they just go to 3DS like they did with SMt IV?

                    • Anime10121

                      Because Square has already said that mainline Dragon Quest games come out on the most successful hardware. 3DS is currently the most successful hardware in Japan. His reasons come straight from Square’s/Horii’s own mouths and history of the entire series.

                      Would I prefer a release on PS3 or PS4? HELL YEAH, but it’s likely a 95% probablility that it’ll release on 3DS (the only reason I even give it a small percent chance that it wont, is because the hardware leader of this gen isnt exactly CRUSHING the competition with software sales like in previous gens).

                    • Budgiecat

                      It’s still not an absolute like he was implying especially since S-E changed CEO’s

                    • Anime10121

                      Nah nothing is absolute, but EXTREMELY likely is more correct :P

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      A PS3 release would be terrible

                    • Anime10121

                      How do you figure?

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      The console has silly hardware XD

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      “You’re a fanboy for wanting something that I have! Boo-hoo!”

                      Oh grow the hell up, man. Play nice and learn to share already :p

                      You act like someone wanting your precious Dragon Quest on another console is the end of the world and you’ll never be able to play it again. I’m not saying they should stop releasing it on 3DS altogether, I’m just saying they should give other people options so they can enjoy it too, but no… You’d rather act like a dick about it and claim I’M being the selfish one here by wanting them to expand their market so more people can enjoy it.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Arent you one of those guys who blew a gasket about the Xbox 360 announcement for FF13?

                      Everyone knows exclusives turn out to be much more focused pieces of software

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Ummm… No, I wasn’t. Why would I be against multiplatform? I can enjoy it and someone else can too, and vice versa. The only time I get frustrated about this sort of thing is when we have a Bayonetta 2 situation where the first installment is on a completely different console and they end up alienating their fanbase with the sequel (yes, I understand why they did it, but I’ll never agree with it).

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Bayonetta 1 has no fanbase. you’re either a platinum games fan or you’re not.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      I can understand if you had no interest in the game, but that’s no reason for you to claim there isn’t a fanbase for something you’re not interested in.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Eh well considering most of these “fans” complaining about it bought the game for 20$ out the bargain bin. Disregarding their absolutely disgusting behavior for a moment the game only managed 1.2 million after an extended period of time.

                      They let it all go to waste.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UttCvfYPHI

                      Though Im happy NIntendo saved Bayonetta. Now she’s colorful,velvet deep and not this dark oppressive gray that is particularly harsh on the PS3 ver.

                      I do not like the filter they used for the cinema roll effects in the 360 version either, it was some weird sienna lighting that is terrible.

                • Budgiecat

                  PS4 is near 600,000 sales in just 65 days, with really just Yakuza Ishin, DW7 XL, Natural Doctrine (which did lousy), and MGS GZ (demo) as it’s main Japanese game attractions (which is obviously lousy for a lineup but a lot of console launches were lousy), so despite that, obviously with more attractive Japanese games it’d pick up for sure…

                  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                    PS4 is tracking lower than Wii U (I know Holiday release and all). I do not see a Dragon Quest on ANY console again, Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft, or whatever. I could be wrong, but that is just how I feel.

                    Square might say otherwise and the game is profitable, but Dragon Quest X on Wii/Wii U/PC has been somewhat a disaster in terms of fan reception.

                    • Budgiecat

                      disaster mainly because of it being a subscription based MMO

                      trust the same reaction (or even worse) woulda happened if they had put it on mobile

                      and honestly with MMO’s its less about how many sold and more about how many stay committed as subscribers

                      300K subscribers at $15 a month equals 4.5 million a month, multiplied by 12 months equals 54 million. plus cost of purchasing game at say $60 (which would be another 18 million (not subtracting costs)

                      1,000,000 buyers of offline game at say $60 would be 60 million (not subtracting costs)

            • WolfDuo

              As if games always have to be released on the hardware that sells better. Tales of Graces sold more on PS3 than Wii, and we all know about their sales. And it’s only ONE of the cases I can think of. Sony hardwares always bring lots of jrpg fans.

              • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                Dragon Quest has always been this way. I did not say every series is like that, but that is how Dragon Quest is.

                3DS is the system that makes sense for DRAGON QUEST, not TALES.

                Jeez, some of you act as if JRPG’s are not exclusive most of the time.

            • Budgiecat

              wut bout PS3?

              • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                PS3’s install base despite being the market 5+ years more than 3DS, has a smaller install base than 3DS.

                It is why you have not seen a single Dragon Quest on PS3 while 10+ games have come out since the PS3 has been out. The PS3 is not sustainable for DragonQuest.

            • Steve Raineault

              I agreed with your argument top to bottom, but you decided to use that queer sounding, retarded word ‘fanboy’, hence I can’t take your argument seriously.

        • JonathanisPrimus

          In 2012 Wii was dead, and in 2013 Wii U was Wii U.

          • Anime10121

            Doesnt change the change the fact that its hardware DWARFED the competitions in Japan, and was the number one world wide! I mean you have to take into account that last gen was the first generation where the hardware leader didnt move the most software by a proportionally large margin, as usually, the hardware leader was the software leader as well.

            Now it’d be very smart of them to just buck tradition and release the game on multiple platforms vs. the hardware leader this time, but we’ll have to see if Square is smart enough to learn from their mistakes or continue to make the same ones (and knowing Square’s history, I’m betting on the latter)..

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Multiplatform doesnt always benefit costs.

              • Anime10121

                And putting an mmo on consoles that don’t have proper online infrastructure just because it had the highest platform sales. I’m sure that didn’t really benefit costs either…

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  What does Nintendo’s account system not having consumer authorization have to do with you complaining about their online?

                  Their online is good and its free , Nintendo provides the servers either way

                  • Anime10121

                    You’re putting words in my mouth, I never said anything about the account system. I said that Nintendo’s online system is the weakest of the three consoles, and it is. The few online games I’ve tried for the Wii have bad drop rates and nowhere near as robust a community as either of the other two consoles.

                    I honestly could give a rats ass what console the game releases on, as I’m not the largest Dragon Quest fan to begin with and I own everything barring a 360/Xbone, I’m just saying that spreading the game out wont do the game much harm, as if it released on the 3DS, it’d already be on the weakest hardware out anyway, and it could just spread out like that One Piece game…

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Yeah they could do it like that

  • Pyrofrost

    I would just come in here to talk about how the comment section of this article makes me laugh; however, to avoid being accused of trolling, I will stay on topic and just say that I can’t wait for the next entry in the mainstay DQ franchise.

    This is excellent news!

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      I hope it is more a return to character driven, and less mmo like.

      They probably saw that in Japan Dragon Quest VII on 3DS, a story and character driven game outsold DQ X.

      • Pyrofrost

        Yeah, I’m still hoping for localization of that one too. I mean, I have the original PSone version, but the 3DS version looks so nice. I just can’t bring myself to double dip on an import console, for a handful of extra games.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          I think Nintendo will localize at least DQ VII. Not sure about the others.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            I really hope we get DQ Monsters 3D ( Terry’s Wonderland too)

            • keef

              Considering the time that has passed since it’s release it doesn’t look at all likely. I hope we get it too though, as well as the new monsters game.

          • LordKaiser

            If the remake fixed everything that was wron with the PS1 version.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Both 3DS and Vita are dying.
    Must be smart phone .

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Lol no.

  • 1Truth

    I hope Square Enix are also making the “next FF” (FFXVI) with Hiroyuki Ito directing.

    • EX+

      Oh no.
      I’ve seen you on gamefaqs man. And let me make this clear to you right now:
      Final Fantasy XVI is most likely not coming this generation and it sure as hell ain’t gonna be announced at E3 this year.
      Nice technique by the way. Up voting yourself and then logging out and up voting as a guest.

      • 1Truth

        FFXVI is already being made for current-gen with Hiroyuki Ito directing. I already made a thread on GameFAQs with a list of evidence that confirms it.

        Go here and read it:
        http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691087-playstation-4/68940756

        Also, it’s not me that up voted my post as a Guest. I didn’t even know you could do that before you mentioned it, as I’ve never logout of my account.

        • KiTA

          … You say that literally as a guest account with your icon posts the same link in the same thread. Holy crap. I do agree that of the producers Ito is probably the only one left available to do FF16, but at the same time, we’re a ways out from FF16. Probably not the 7 year disaster that the latest two have been but it’s still probably going to be a few years still.

      • Anime10121

        Give the guy a break, I’ve seen him on other sites as well, and he like me, REALLY want Ito to come out of hiding to do the next mainline Final Fantasy!

        He never said it would be announced this year (and why would it, when they haven’t even given XV its proper showing) or that it would release this gen (which very well could happen, though it’d likely be at the end of this gen)…

      • Kenny ケニー

        LOL you are right, now i have saw his/her guest account lol

      • 罪罰

        I can bet you FF-XVI is coming this generation. There’s still 7 years to go for the new generation.

    • Anime10121

      You and me both my brotha!

    • OverlordZetta

      Give it about a decade or so.

  • LastBoss

    Dragon Quest on it’s own, no matter were it lands.

    second I hope they bring X over, branch it to the PS3.

    3rd, hopefully the next entry is on the Vita , PS3, or 3DS, for logical sense.

    Form a line.

    • Anime10121

      It’ll either be 3DS or PS3 I guarantee!

      • LastBoss

        I truly wonder if they’re monitoring other companies success, as to weigh an option on where to put it. Take for instance on how the Tales games have gotten a huge spike in localization. Or even the decision to put P5 on PS3.
        This is a question, to see if these companies find solace in a tried platform together.

    • OverlordZetta

      I wouldn’t mind 3DS if they just localize the damn things.

  • Rafael Martines

    Noooooo… just now that Togashi announced that he will return with Hunter x Hunter serialization :'(

    • Anime10121

      What does that have to do with this?

      • Rafael Martines

        The legend says… all the time Hunter x Hunter enter in hiatus is because the author is playing Dragon Quest…

        So with a new Dragon Quest… a new hiatus :(
        http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/yoshihiro-togashi-dragon-quest.jpg

        • Anime10121

          Lol, oh yeah, I forgot about that :P

        • Sae-Won Yoon

          Hue, so it’s basically Miura from Berserk all over again, just instead of idols it’s DQ.

        • Budgiecat

          why is there a soccer ball there….

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Every woman’s dream man….

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          I’m glad someone else knows the legend! Though isn’t it also for other games too being that he’s quite the gamer =3?

      • Hol Horse

        You didn’t know that, even being a YYH fan (and, surely, HxH fan)? :O

        • Anime10121

          Lol I knew, just forgot ;)

  • HighBrowDrifter

    How about PS Vita and PS4?…or at least bring Dragon Quest VIII to both consoles for Odin’s sake!

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      Vita has not seen a Dragon Quest yet, so I doubt it will happen. No console will see a Dragon Quest again unless sales pick up.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Believe me, I am fully aware of the current situation with DQ….but I’ll remain optimistic. Also, I doubt “No console will see a Dragon Quest again…..” seems very befitting, considering the level of popularity of DQ in Japan.

        Dragon Quest XI for the PS4+Vita with online components added on to it, exact replication of Akira Toriyama’s art style, topped off with exceptional gameplay/story would be phenomenal!

        I personally think Nintendo attained its fair share of DQ….let Sony have some again…..or release the next installment for all consoles (perhaps with crossovers implemented to give consumers an incentive to purchase one over the other).

        • LordKaiser

          They base that on the fact that DQ IX was on the DS and because it was on the DS that was the most selling platform then automatically means that it will be on the most selling platform let it be iOS, Android or 3DS.

          It could happen that way but why they can’t do it on the PS3?

  • LordKaiser

    I don’t care about it! For me Dragon Quest VIII is the only DQ game that exists in this world. I played DQ IX on the DS and as soon as I saw that the other playable characters where generic hired bodyguards, I stopped. I didn’t liked the front view battle system of the old ones.

    It Seems that Dragon Quest will never return to the glory that it was in the form of Dragon Quest VIII.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzzpa0PPaF4

    Dragon Quest IX went in the wrong direction, not only for being a DS game but to have only 1 playable character with back-story.

    • Budgiecat

      Well DQ VII (and 3DS remake) had a cool team too.

      too bad S-E is too bonehead annoying now to localize it (or put the original up on PSN)….

      • LordKaiser

        The remake may had fixed a lot of stuff (hopefully) because the PS1 version is trash with horrible passing.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      “DS game”

      Stop being a peasant

      PS2 gen could have big games because costs werent that high.

      • LordKaiser

        0_o ?

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Do you want a grand dragon quest game or do you want a smaller game with nice HD graphics?

          Do you want Ni No kuni or do you want Tales of XIllia?

          • LordKaiser

            It’s SE, they have money to put crap like FFXIII on PS3 but could not afford to make a decent DQ game on the PS3 or even the Wii because those where “not popular enough.” The Wii got a spinoff and the numbered DQ game was on the DS not only looking worse but only 1 playable character who is part of the story.

            I’m sorry but I like series to gradually get better and not worse but no they decided to make the stupidity that they did with FF and make a numbered entry a online game and make DQ IX worse than VIII.

            “Do you want a grand dragon quest game or do you want a smaller game with nice HD graphics?”

            Why I can’t have both?

            “Do you want Ni No kuni or do you want Tales of XIllia?”

            I have both but I may sell Ni no Kuni away.

            Anyway what’s your point?

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Ni No kuni is a DS game made for the PS3 ( which could be what could happen with DQ) Tales of Xillia is a game that started production on the Wii then got moved to PS3 after the Tales fanbase decided they wanted ALL tales of games on PS3( and they got their wish lol)

              And lol at the Wii not being popular. Silly.

              Btw have you played other DQ games besides 8 and 9?

              • LordKaiser

                I fixed the sentence as the wording was wrong and in singular.

                Whe rou saw that Xillia started on the Wii?

                Remakes take long to appear and there’s not guarantee of them to happen. Aso a remake won’t save Dragon Quest IX unless they rewrite the whole story. There’s practically no party.

                I played DQ VII on the Playstation and it was terrible also. I was too young to care about NES RPGs on the time I-3 happened. The SNES ones never arrived here.

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  I see XD.

                  Whats your favorite rpg series?

            • Anime10121

              You didnt like Ni No Kuni :(

              • LordKaiser

                I tried to like it but the battle system is complicated and everything happens so fast that you have to time everything correctly. I don’t know what’s more complicated, if this or Resonance of Faith.

                • Anime10121

                  Definitely Resonance of Fate, well, at least until you figure out you kill almost ANYTHING by doing that triangle move :P

                  I thought NNK was kinda simple though, to me it felt like Pokemon with an actual story…

    • badmoogle

      DQVIII was one of my favourite games of all time. Too bad that era of DQ (and SE) has long since past.

      • LordKaiser

        I agree and it’s also one of the best games on my PS2 collection that I’m proud to have with a intact carton box.

        • badmoogle

          I have recently replayed it and it’s amazing how good the game still stands.The collaboration between SE and Level 5 was magical.

  • Pyrofrost

    All those characters in the header look so damn happy except for the little girl and that Amazon looking chick. I wonder what they see that everyone else doesn’t?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

    PS Vita…or at least on PS4 and Xbone I don’t care shit about another Nintendo version again.

    • SlimeBeherit

      Then you don’t give a shit about Dragon Quest, as there have only been 2 non-nintendo mainline DQ entries.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

        Well it may just be my preference but these kind of games shouldn’t be given first party treatment. Not everyone wants to buy a Wii U/3DS for a DQ game.

        • SlimeBeherit

          It’s always easier to just have the game release on the systems you already own, but the day a mainline DQ comes out on a system I don’t own is the day I buy that system.

          That’s all I really meant with my comment, that you are missing out on DQ if it bothers you what system it’s currently on.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Let’s keep the discussions about what platform this next Dragon quest game will be on friendly, please. Thanks.

  • AlphaSixNine

    I’d love to see it on consoles or Vita. Haven’t played a DQ game since VIII. That was awesome. I

  • Rogerrmark

    Most probably: 3DS
    Second most probably: PS4
    Third most probably:Vita

  • badmoogle

    I really feel bad for those who expect this game to come for anything other than a 3DS.Actually be grateful that the series hasn’t switched to mobiles yet.Don’t get me wrong i’d love this to be released for PS4 as much as anyone else but lets be realistic here:when it comes to DQ SE likes to play as safe as possible and keeping production costs as low as possible.This is SE’s Monster Hunter and just like Capcom they like to play safe and cheap.Fuck ambition now it’s all about profit.Basically expect slightly better graphics than DQIX but nothing more.

    And last but not least keep your expectations low because there is no guarantee that the game will ever get localized.Just my two cents.

    • LordKaiser

      My expectations are of the floor already. We just got lucky with DQVIII.

    • Zackasaur

      Ambition is for KH and FF.

      DQ is left to line pockets.

  • epy

    It’s S-E. I’m sure they’ll do their best to disappoint.

  • FlareKnight

    While I’d like something closer to DQ8, hardly have high expectations for whatever this is going to be.

  • Kiritougi

    DQ for PS4 now!!!!

  • Akira-Tenshi

    Let me guess, It’s an ios game? How about releasing X outside of Japan first!?