Dragon Quest Heroes announced for PS4, PS3
posted on 09.01.14 at 03:48 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Square Enix collaborating with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force.

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS3. Square Enix, in collaboration with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, announced Dragon Quest Heroes for the Sony platforms during the company’s Japan Asia press conference this morning.

The action RPG is due out in Japan during spring 2015.

Here’s a story synopsis:

Elsarse, a peaceful kingdom where humans and monsters live hand-in-hand. Until one day, the monsters change and start attacking humans. Akuto and Meer, the commanding officers of the kingdom’s imperial guards, must rise to restore the monsters’ natural hearts and return peace to Elsarse once again.

Additionally, Sony announced it will launch a “Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition” PlayStation 4 alongside the game next year.

PlayStation 4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery. Visit the game’s official website here.

Play-Asia
  • MyBodyIsReady

    Am I dreaming? Is this conference actually this good? Is this really happening?

    • Zackasaur

      Holy shit, right?

  • Six

    A fucking spin-off?

    http://i.imgur.com/DqUsJdY.jpg

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Calm downnnnnn, they’re making XI still. =P

  • Zackasaur

    Want!

    Hopefully we get more Dragon Quest back on high-end hardware.

    • Mikail

      don’t worry they just experimenting a game on PS4, soon they realize how valuable Dragon Quest for PS4 and already planed Dragon Quest XI for the console.

  • Swellingrabbit

    Fuck you square. Fuck you. Do want tho.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    This game looks boss.

  • JeremyTMH

    KT just One Upped Capcom. Ha.

  • kiri25

    Wow! I don’t see how MS is going to compete in Japan with sony announcing all these games and it’s not even TGS. Its got me really curious what MS and what more sony will announce at TGS now.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Might try this is the lead isn’t a mute. It looks very fun from the trailer.

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    I never thought the first next gen only musou would be dragon quest

    Edit:welp, ps3 also… The wait continues

  • Raziel Kõbe

    Koei Tecmo working hard: Zelda, One Piece and Dragon Quest…

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    “Dragon Quest is coming to PlayStation 4. ” > Woo!

    “… with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force” > Oh. I know what that means. We’re gettin’ DQ Musou. Blergh.

    Whatevs. I’ll buy it to support DQ in the West. And, at least with Tecmo-Koei involved, we know this Dragon Quest will actually come out West.

    I will admit, it looks real nice. Does a great job translating Toriyama’s visual style to 3D without cel-shading – haven’t seen that since Blue Dragon. And appropriately enough, it looks like a super badass Blue Dragon. And has way more interesting levels than your typical Musou-style open fields or canyons.

  • Azure

    Sorry but.. NO.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Oh, and here’s the trailer for anyone who wants to see:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtkuNrzv7WM

    • AnimusVox

      Thanks :}

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        np. After Sal and KOKAYI5 said it looked fun in the trailer, I just had to go to Youtube and see what they were talking about ;)

    • Dick Mountainjoy

      I wonder if that Slime in the party is playable…

      If Ball Gundam can be…

    • Elvick

      Those visuals are why the main series need to go back to console. For realz.

      • Mikail

        they have been drunk with Mobile phone sales and handled sales.

  • Bart Fatima

    No offense but SQ you know damn well we dont want this shit. We want to hear about FF T-0, FF XV, or KH 3.

    • The Grim Heaper

      I want it. Too bad for you, I guess. Some people care about games other than those three.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Dragon Quest > both Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, silly rabbit ;)

      Of course, I wanted to hear about a new DQ RPG… but I’ll take an open mind with this for the time being.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Square Enix is just killing DQ franchise in the west

  • MadokaXHomura

    To be honest im a little dissapointed,i was hoping it was JRPG not another warrior game.its not like i hate warrior games,i just like JRPG’s more.

  • Mikail

    are they preparing for the Dragon Quest XI by making Dragon Quest Muso style

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      I would certainly not mind it if they took these assets and reused them for a proper PS4 Dragon Quest RPG. They do look great!

      Here’s hoping this at least sort of plays like one. I mean, Omega Force did do the action-RPG, Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll for PS3. Never played the final game, but the demo was fun.

      • Budgiecat

        What excited me about the Ys PS4 game was how it looked like trinity gameplay wise.

        Hopefully Omega Force allows you to do 3 man teams in this too…

    • antithesis

      It will not surprise me. SE is already using Type 0 to prep the PS4/X1 user base for ffxv. so I can see them doing the same for Japan.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Hyrule Warriors announced: “musou games suck wtf”
    Dragon Quest Heroes: “OMGGG SONY WINS CONSOLE WARS FOREVER!!!! MUSOU GAMES RULE!!!!!”

    I’ll personally be passing on both. It’s just uninspired fan service meant to fill the void in the absence of main series games. Once people settle down from the hype of seeing Dragon Quest characters realized in PS4-level graphics, they will see this is nothing more than another cheap S-E moneygrab, and a failure to provide what fans really want: Fully realized console games (i.e. FF15, Type-0, DQXI, Zelda Wii U).

    • Mikail

      and they will bring Dragon Quest XI, this only for the developer to experiment with PS4 hardware :)

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      lol, what?

      Is it just me or is this the exact opposite reaction that both games got? There was a ton of enthusiasm for Hyrule Warriors from Nintyfanboys when it was announced. Meanwhile, a cursory glance at the comments here shows mostly disappointment. haha.

      • Dick Mountainjoy

        Nah, that’s exactly what happened in burgerland, maybe he’s not from here

      • GetOffMy_Lawn

        Forgive me, I didn’t clarify. The first part of my comment is referring specifically to the Gematsu community, which for the most part seems to have deemed Hyrule Warriors overrated due to it being a musou game (I personally agree with this sentiment).
        My main point, though, is that both games are/are going to be overrated moneygrabs.

    • Dick Mountainjoy

      Umm, people went nuts for Zelda in merica…

      But this is a jpn centered site, they don’t give a flip about zelda

    • Elvick

      More like

      Dynasty Warriors: “OMG THOSE GAMES SUCK”
      Hyrule/Dragon Warriors: “OMG AMAZE”

      • GetOffMy_Lawn

        Truth^^

    • Alter

      More like,
      “Hyrule Warriors sucks (because Zelda), Neptune U is great, Dragon Quest Heroes RULEZZZZ!”

    • jujubee88

      In light of this being more like a hunting and/or action RPG, I’ve flagged this (irrelevant) comment.

  • papermario

    DQ XI will not be on sony platforms I would imagine. But this game looks great. I love it

    • Mikail

      i can see your comment about comforting your own feeling, actually you are worried if the games comes to PS4, dont worry as soon the developer know how to thamed PS4 machine, they will bring DQ XI to PS4 lol. ^O^

      • papermario

        not a chance

        • Mikail

          see you are comforting your own feeling LOl ^^

    • LemonsArentForever

      trolololol

      • papermario

        Not trolling, just the way I see it.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I think it looks great, I also tend to like Musou games though.

    • jujubee88

      In the conference they mention Action RPG and “Toukiden”, so keep that in mind …

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Interesting. Well, I look forward to seeing some gameplay.

  • Protagonist

    Haha, I felt so confused, like this announcement was bittersweet. Yeah we finally got dragon quest back on the playstation platform, but its gonna be in a similar fashion like dynasty warriors…I would much rather prefer a mainline dragon quest rpg by the original team, but I guess this is better than no dragon quest at all….Heres hoping they still bring DQ XI to ps4.

    • Mikail

      they will offcourse, they use this games to adapt with PS4 machine and build some hype for the sales. When everything ready they will announce the next DQ XI for PS4 :)

      • Protagonist

        True. Man, can you imagine the meltdown when it does? I’m still getting DQ heroes tho, to support the series on playstation. It actually looks good.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    This shouldn’t be on PS3 if they want to move PS4’s…

    • Zackasaur

      It will move PS4s regardless.

      Expect those special edition consoles to sell out rapidly.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Ya probably, but they’ll need more games to make it consistent like they did with the Vita recently

        • Zackasaur

          I think they did a pretty incredible job today.

          Combine this with FFXV, KHIII, and nine more years of support… PS4 success in Japan is pretty well assured.

      • papermario

        Musou games do not really move systems.

        • Zackasaur

          Hahaha, we’ll see.

          • papermario

            One Piece Musou did not, Zelda Musou did not. Historically the series does not move systems

            • Budgiecat

              Zelda historically is not popular in Japan as it is in the West. Just like Sonic and 3D Mario home console games.

              One Piece sold really well for what it was. Even Fist of the North Star Musou 1 sold 500k in 1st week.

              Dragon Quest is iconic in Japan so…

              • papermario

                That is not the point. The games sell VERY well. They do not move systems.

                No doubt this will sell pretty darn well.

                • Budgiecat

                  and it will help move PS4 systems.

                  Just like Persona5 and FF type Zero and eventually FF XV, KH III, Bloodborne, MGS V, and DQ XI

  • Kayseur

    I saw DQ and I was like “Oh yes!” but then, another Musou game? I like them but… yeah, no. Unless Omega Force finally decide to make an Atelier Warriors, I’m not buying any.

    • Orichalon Hades

      Atelier Warriors

      kek

      • Kayseur

        Yes. Atelier Warriors, I mean it.

        Nothing’s better than a waifu warriors.

        • Orichalon Hades

          well to be fair,
          i would love to see either Meruru or Rorona doing some mobs genocide.

          • Thatguy

            After seeing Sterk doing mobs genocide in WO3U, i’ll say…
            YES!

  • Elvick

    It was a bit disappointing that it’s a Musou style game, BUT… I like those, so having it with Dragon Quest is amazing. So I’ll buy it.

  • BrokenSkullZero

    Still waiting for a Fire Emblem Musou

    • Zackasaur

      I would have taken that over Zelda.

      • Budgiecat

        It makes more sense!!

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          Suikoden Musou makes more sense*

          • Orichalon Hades

            5 x 108 : 540 Playable Character?
            Yes Please.

            (we’re ignoring Suikoden Tierkreis because it didn’t exist)

          • Budgiecat

            Konami makes no sense!

            • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

              Your Mom makes no sense!

              …This could go on forever.

  • badmoogle

    For one moment i got so excited…:(

  • Alter
    • Budgiecat

      .If you’re gonna do fanservice, from now on, THAT’s how you do fanservice!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHgXR6j8dY4

    • Elvick

      Sony need to make sure that happens, and is exclusive. Domination.

    • Zackasaur

      This would be Morpheus’s killer app.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      DAmit i can’t buy a Morpheus for that awesome game

    • Mikail

      Day f**king one, i am gonna imported with the Morpheus. Sony Just made my dream come true.

  • Wolfe

    If there’s any Dragon Quest we’re likely to get, this is it, for better or for worse. Here’s hoping it helps spread the series reputation in a roundabout way.

  • Mikail

    soon this news will fill with a lot of comment, i imagine how if the actual series announced for PS4 will be BOOOOM.

  • Alter

    Shit 2015, my wallet gonna implode.

    • Mikail

      i am starting to diet. :p

  • kiri25

    Noooooooooo not a DQ themed ps4!!! My wallet just screamed!!

  • Budgiecat

    this is pretty much a silent confirmation for Dragon Quest XI PS4

    DQ Heroes prepping install base for DQ XI just like FF type Zero HD is prepping for FF XV…

    • Zackasaur

      That’s exactly what we want. c:

    • papermario

      Silient confirmation for DQ XI on ps4? So what were the 4 3DS DQs before that? And those were actually rpgs.

      Wishful thinking on your part. Square has at least 2 RPGs lined up on 3DS, they clearly like that system in Japan

      • Zackasaur

        You sound really defensive. He didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. :P

        • papermario

          I am just trying to inject a dose of reality.

          • Zackasaur

            But you’re not. You’re just trying to shut down a discussion that bothers you.

            Budgie brings up a highly plausible hypothesis. But, yes, there is some past history on your side. In other words, it’s a legitimate discussion to have right now.

            Whether or not SE decide to take DQXI to the next level is up in the air… But here’s hoping!

            • Orichalon Hades

              SE did mention making DQ XI for “a” home console though. Which one we don’t know.

              I could see this as a possibility that DQ XI is on PS4.

              • Zackasaur

                I agree, and I hope so!

                DQXI on PS4 makes a HELL of a lot more sense than DQXI on Wii U does.

                I could buy it either way… But I’m definitely hoping for PS4 here.

                • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                  I dunno. The Wii U is outselling PS4 over there so, unless it picks up the pace, i can’t see Square dedicating it to PS4 over Nintendo still.

                  That being said, I don’t think they’re thinking exclusive AT ALL anymore. Dragon Quest X is out on Wii, Wii U, PC, 3DS, iOS and Android over there (and I bet it lands on PS4 after this comes out too). I see Dragon Quest XI hitting a lot of platforms too, though I suppose it will count a little more for which gets it first. It’s not like DQX popped up on those platforms all at once.

                  • Zackasaur

                    PS4 is going to be outselling it in Japan very soon. :P

                    Furthermore, if they have ANY desire to bring it west, PS4 is the obvious way to go. There is no competition in North America and Europe.

                  • papermario

                    Neither do I. DQ XI on Wii U still makes more sense going by sales and how Square has handled RPGs recently. But nothing will change there minds, so let them dream

                    • kiri25

                      Considering how well DQVIII did on PS2 and seeing as XI will be on consoles my money is on DQXI going PS4 for global sells.

                      With DQIX square failed to localize and left it up to Nintendo to so b/c square had very little faith in hand gelds outside of japan, but if it’s going console then if we are to follow squares actions then this will be PS4. DQX by the way is one if the worst selling DQ games which is probably why square is releasing on so many devices.

                      Personally as someone who has grew up with DQ since it’s 1st appearance on the NES I say ur dreaming to think that DQXI is not in the works for PS4, but hey dreams are nice XD

                  • antithesis

                    SE seems invested in PS4/Xboxone, that’s why they are using Agito to drive sales up in prep for ffxv. So it’s likely that SE is using Dragon Quest Heroes to drive sales up on PS4 to prep for DQXI.

            • papermario

              Shut down? Come on dude.

              • Zackasaur

                That’s exactly what you’re doing. lol

                It’s a legitimate point. DQXI on PS4 is more likely than DQXI on Wii U, and the new one is apparently breaking away from its 3DS streak to debut on a console. I also doubt it will be another MMO.

                It could go either way, and I think that bothers you.

                • papermario

                  DQ XI is more likely on PS4? not really. Not with the way the system is selling.,

                  • Budgiecat

                    Wii U was selling worse when DQ X launched on it.

                    By the time DQ XI is announced and launched for PS4, sales will be fine

                  • Zackasaur

                    Worldwide? It’s about to outsell Wii U and Xbone combined, already.

                    In Japan? It’s a bit slow (not that the Wii U is exactly rocketing), but that’s about to change significantly. And we always knew it would.

                    • papermario

                      When it comes to Dragon Quest, Worldwide is not what matters. Japan is what matters.

                      Yes your right PS4 is killing it in the US/Eur regions.

                      That is about to change? We will see, the PS4 is selling historically low (not as bad as MS systems but for Sony it is the worst selling system in the region for them in there history)

                    • Zackasaur

                      The PS4 is doing rather well in Japan for a console without Japanese games. :P

                      It’s going to be more than fine.

                      That doesn’t guarantee DQXI will be on PS4… But the chance is definitely there. And the fandom really seem to be crying out for it. I think it would be very smart, especially if they localise.

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      The PS4 has Japanese games.

                      I will grant you this. Is it possible? Yes. But are Wii U and 3DS as likely and maybe even moreso? yes.

                    • Elvick

                      Not many, most of which are also on PS3 and/or Vita as well.

                      So, again. PS4 doesn’t really have Japanese games. It has very few Japanese exclusives so far, but more are coming. And games like KH3 and FFXV are going to dominate on PS4 there. Both of those will push the system very well.

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      Most games they announced tonight are PS3 and Vita as well. Dominate? We will see.

                    • Elvick

                      You know I meant that KH3 and FFXV will dominate on PS4 right? Over the Xbone.

                      Though I do think PS4 will overtake Wii U in Japan regardless.

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      At this rate I am not sure how the PS4 will do. It is doing historically bad for Sony.

                    • Mikail

                      and so Wii u :)

                    • Elvick

                      Welp, you are entitled to your opinion.

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      PS4 is the worst selling Sony system ever in Japan up to this point. How it wil do in the future? Nobody knows. I am not even sure how Nintendo will do in the future in a region dominated by mobile.

                    • Zackasaur

                      It barely has Japanese games right now, but it has an avalanche of them on the way.

                      Didn’t 3DS get ruled out when SE said it would be for a home console?

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      With the new 3ds and wii u you never know what they have planned for that.

                    • Zackasaur

                      There is no way in hell DQXI will be exclusive to the “New” 3DS. That would be way too small a userbase.

                      Plus, I’m taking their word on the home console comment.

                    • kiri25

                      Well while I believe it’s ps4 as well taking square on their word is…… Well

                    • Budgiecat

                      Hasnt even been 6 months yet and no real Japanese AAA titles have come out yet.

                      And it would be real dumb on S-E’s part to ignore a rapidly increasing +10 million userbase in the West.
                      Obviously they are not ignoring when it comes to FF and KH, so really the same shouldn’t be said with DQ but alas this is S-E…

                    • kiri25

                      If this was Square say say 7 years ago sure i would have believe that worldwide sells didn’t mean anything to them, but now with the way they are i think it very foolish to think that way.

      • Pekola
        • papermario

          I read that. DQ X is on Wii and Wii U, so that has already come true.

          • Budgiecat

            way to strawman…

      • Budgiecat

        DQ creator already confirmed DQ XI will not be on a handheld or mobile device, and that it’ll be on a ‘home console’.

        • papermario

          Yes, and DQ X has recently been updated on Wii U. So in my mind, the top selling console, a system already with a mainline DQ, makes sense to me personally.

          3DS will continue to see DQ games though.

          But if you want to think it will come to PS4, then go ahead. I will not stop you.

          • Budgiecat

            lol you see a custom DQ Wii U?

            DQ XI is coming to PS4.

            You can bet your Princess Peach panties on it

            • papermario

              Sorry but custom limited systems does not mean anything when predicting games.

              • Budgiecat

                It means they’re heavily invested and backing said console. this wont be a one time thing. DQ XI PS4.

                • Pekola

                  The PS4 is the scion of console gaming now. The WiiU has been out and shown it’s sales numbers and the X1 hasn’t sold what the PS4 has—nor will it gain much traction in japan.

                  Not betting on the PS4 would be gaming suicide for big companies like Square.

                  • Orichalon Hades

                    *cough*RoTT*cough*

                    • Budgiecat

                      Because Sony dont chase. M$ being hungry as they are, bit.

                    • Elvick

                      That’s a western decision, and a moneyhat situation.

                      Unless Nintendo pay for DQXI exclusivity, I don’t see them getting it.

                      This is a good chance for Square Enix to push Dragon Quest in the west. It’s also a chance for Square Enix to really push DQ to the next level.

                      Whether they do that or not we’ll have to wait and see.

                      But over Wii U and PS4, I’d place bets on PS4 instead.

                      PS4 will sell in Japan once the Japanese games start to roll out.

            • Pekola

              Not the princess peach panties!

              a-anything but that.

            • PrinceHeir

              I too bet with @Budgiecat:disqus :D

              Dragon Quest XI, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III on PS4.

              Damn this is like the PS2 days!!!

  • OrangeArmy

    Man, Koei/Tecmo continues to have my wallet by the balls, I will buy this so fast that I will open a hole in the space time continuum…I should also check why my wallet seems to have balls.

  • new_tradition

    Wait, so this is for the PS3 as well? O_o

    I assumed this was supposed to be a killer app to increase the PS4 install base in Japan. What’s the point then? Can they trust enough Japanese customers will buy this for PS4 instead of PS3?

    Anyways, I confess I’m actually not really a DragonQuest fan. I only played some of DQ8 and nothing else. This musou game being fanservice about representing the over-all series feels like it’ll be lost on me.

    But I tend to like musou games, so I’m kind of going back and forth on this one…

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Ya exactly, if they want to move PS4s this shouldn’t be on PS3

      • Invisbin

        But this is Squares game, not Sony’s.

        • Budgiecat

          Indeed. For all intents purposes if Microsoft REALLY wanted to compete on Uncharted 4’s level, they would have went ALL in and funded Rise from the start as an XB1 exclusive with no ties to cross gen holding back its graphical potential.

          S-E obviously needs the money, so they came to M$ for the marketing money in turn for timed exclusive. But its still gonna be a cross gen cause the wanna sell as much as they can…

  • papermario

    It makes sense that it is coming to PS3 and PS4. Both systems are not really doing hot right now, so by releasing it on both, you can increase the potential sales. That does come at the cost of moving systems, but sales are king.

    • Orichalon Hades

      but you just said that it didn’t make sense and “impossible”

      what is going on lel

      • NessWonderSprite

        I did not say it didnt make sense and is impossible. Read. I think this particular game makes a whole hell lot of sense.

        • Orichalon Hades

          wat?

          • Budgiecat

            lol he has alts

            busted

          • NessWonderSprite

            I said DQ XI on the PS4 exclusively makes no sense and is likely not to happen (in my opinion). I think this game is a smart idea.

            • Budgiecat

              Why do you think Hyrule Warriors was made? So Nintendo had something Zelda related in the meantime while they work on Zelda Wii U.
              to prep for Zelda Wii U

              Why wouldnt S-E then put DQ Heroes on Wii U then if DQ XI is coming out for Wii U?

              DQ Swords came to Wii….then DQM Battle Road Victory came to Wii….both to prep fans for, you guessed it, DQ X.

              Since Wii U already has DQ X, then S-E chose Sony PS4 for DQ XI and what better way to prep for it than with DQ Heroes and a custom DQ console…

              • NessWonderSprite

                Why Wouldnt SE put all 5 DQ games on 3DS on PS4 instead? If XI is coming to PS4?

                I do not think it works like that.

                • Budgiecat

                  you’re talking in hindsight

                  S-E is scared to localize DQ X let alone the 3 DQ 3DS games.

                  Nintendo fans in West arent as receptive to JRPGs as Sony console owners are.

                  Bravely Default did decently as did DQ IX before it, but S-E is obviously looking for bigger numbers..

                  • NessWonderSprite

                    Is that why DQ IX is the highest selling DQ in the West ever? Because Nintendo fans arent receptive to JRPGS?

                    Your grasping at straws.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Um…YOU tell S-E that then lol. Apparently they forgot because they recently stated they are afraid of DQ VII Western sales results on 3DS

                      they are choosing to localize DQ Mobile games over 3DS bro

                      Mobile. Not the easy access f2p which every mobile casual loves. $15 – $20 ones.

                      So yeah….YOU convince em since you’re so convinced yourself lol

                    • papermario

                      You think Square is localizing this title over the mobile ones either? Not likely.

                    • Elvick

                      Why not both?

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      Square localizations are like pulling teeth. They see no reason to localize Dragon quest unless they can put the minimal work/money into it. Like the mobile ports.

                    • Budgiecat

                      both

                    • kiri25

                      It should be noted Nintendo published the dragon ds games in the west b/c square didn’t have faith in the series in the west.

                      As for DQXI chance are very high it will be on ps4. You keep bring up the ds and DQX to try and prove ur point but it rather weak tbh for a few reasons. 1 DQX is one of the worst selling DQ games, mainly b/c the fans don’t really want to see huge changes to the series, 2 before the the wii their was the ps1 and ps2 and what do u think was on that? I’ll tell u DQ 4, DQ5, DQ7, DQ8, and multiple spin offs. So to say just because the 3ds got spin offs a few remakes and dq9 as well as DQX is reason it’s staying on wii is just well stupid.

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      Square still has no faith in the series in the West.

                      1) DQ X might be one of the worst selling, but in terms of profit it has been keeping Square a float.
                      2) I am not sure what your second point is? Over the last 10 years DQ has done very well on Nintendo systems.

                      PS1 and PS2 were the most popular systems of the era. That is not the case right now.

                    • kiri25

                      My point was that DQ usually sticks on one console. NES – SNES then it moved to PS1 – PS2 and finally bk to Nintendo. With this announcement it’s very likely it’s returning to playstation. Tho we shall see, who knows maybe square will pull a huge twist and announce DQXI for X1 (timed duration of course) lol

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      DQ sticks to the most popular and best selling system of the age. That has been consoles, up until the last 10 years.

                      PS4 does not meet that criteria in Japan. It is not even the best selling console.

                    • kiri25

                      Square has changed a lot as well and to think they are only looking at japan now with DQ considering it’s success in the west and the fact it DQXi will be on consoles is in my opinion foolish. PS4 is by far the most popular console world wide so I see it going to ps4, unless Nintendo helps with publishing/developing

                    • NessWonderSprite

                      3DS is the top selling system worldwide and they still will not localize dragon quest. Success in the west means little to square enix.

                      PS4 is the most popular console in America, not Japan, which is where DQ matters most.

                    • kiri25

                      Square has very little faith in the handheld market outside of japan, stupid I know but that’s y they didn’t localize the ds games.

                      DQXI being a console games says that square is looking outside of japan as consoles are not as big in japan.

                      As for DQ only mattering for japan if this was the square say 7 yrs ago sure I’d buy that but with the way square is now I highly doubt they are only looking at Japan b/c if they were DQXI would be another handheld game. Also the fact this DQ:Heroes is coming to ps4 and getting a nice silvre DQ ps4 is only more proof DQXI is going ps4 as to boost sells of ps4 and build it’s japanese audience for when the release DQXI worldwide on PS4.

                      Times have changed my friend and for better or worse so has square so to think they are only looking at japan for a console release for DQ is just plain silly to me.

    • Budgiecat

      More like S-E isnt doing as well as they like

      Remember DQ X came to Wii and Wii U and now 3DS

      Need I also remind you of Rise of tomb Raider and how its coming to XB1/360 first despite PS3/PS4/PC having the way bigger and more successful install base?

  • Alos88

    I better order that metal slime PS4 now, something tells me it will be easily missed. ;)

  • Elle

    I usually don’t care about graphics but I will be mad if XI isn’t on Wii U, and Ps3/4 now. Gorgeous wow.

    that theme song never gets old.

    Edit: OH MY GOD THE DRAGON QUEST IV TEAM AT THE END. CRYING!!!!!!!

  • 強大なサム(Mighty Sam)

    Really liked to be able to play this,but dat Kanji alphabet kills any determination I have to learn Japanese.

    • Kobracon

      It takes alot of time and patience for Kanji…..

      • PrinceHeir

        Have you been doing your work :D

        Damn i already have a test coming up in the first week of college T___T

        • Kobracon

          Everyday, baby. Non stop. Not even work is gonna keep from doing my daily Kanji

    • 罪罰

      dragon quest games are in furigana.

  • Articuno76

    Okay. I’m gonna go ahead and be “that guy” but I don’t get why Akira Toriyama is so prevelant as a character designer.

    As a manga artist sure, he has some mad skills merging picture and text to give a sense of motion in print. He’s a visual story teller. But as a character designer? The guy has like 3-4 character designs he just re-uses again and again :S

    • kiri25

      It’s b/c the fans of the series would go mad if it was changed. The series had a huge back lash of hate when it showed off dq9 as action style rpg so in response they went bk to its roots. The dragon quest series is very serious business for the Japanese fans

    • Mikail

      It is Dragon Quest games. :)

      edit: or should i say that’s how Akira Toriyama style on drawing (Chrono Trigger, Dragon quest, Dr. Slump, Blue Dragon and Dragonball)

    • Kobracon

      I think its kinda tradition now. It started with him and his art made RPGs popular with the kids and anything different now would just be way too different to be called a Dragon Quest game. But I will always say that what he lacks in character design, he makes up for truly unique monster designs.

    • Budgiecat

      He designed da monsters

  • PrinceHeir

    If Dragon Quest XI can come to PS4 then it will be like the PS2 days :)

    FF, KH, DQ all in one console :)

  • kiri25

    One thing I will say to regarding DQXI on ps4 or wii u. I keep reading oh it’s not going to be on ps4 b/c it’s not doing well in japan, well I just have this to say, DQ is a major system seller so even if it’s not doing well and assuming it’s true to it’s roots it will sell on ps4 and push a huge # of ps4 sells.

    The wii-u has not seen huge sells due to DQX b/c it’s not that popular in japan.

    • Budgiecat

      the guy on stage even said “I skipped DQ X”

  • papermario

    That slime on the PS4 looks like it is super imposed on lol

    • Zackasaur

      It is a removable figure that also acts as a USB cover. c:

      • Elle

        Omg you just sold me a …2nd ps4. When do preorders start.

        • Zackasaur

          : D

          Not sure…

  • desponent

    Persona 5 and this, PS4 may be saved early in Japan (though it would have been better, for sony, if it was PS4 only).

  • DrForbidden

    That slime edition PS4 is kinda cute…

  • Hidayat246

    LOL
    nice troll SE

    • Learii

      lol maybe but there hyrule warriors so why not

  • Kobracon

    Let the musou games keep coming, baby. Now a DQ one? Mmmmmmm, now thats some good shit! Can’t wait to wreck some monsters with past DQ heroes!

    • Budgiecat

      Fable Heroes?

      • Kobracon

        Wait is that a Musou style game, srsly?

        • Budgiecat

          nah I dunno lol but it does exist

  • ayb_91

    Localize this and I’ll be wet.

  • RSene

    Hey guys, you think this game is the same as the other one rumored here? http://gematsu.com/2014/04/next-dragon-quest-game-production#8stAuKT177Z4jlJL.99

    • PrinceHeir

      Probably Main entry one aka DQXI

  • http://nichegamer.net/ bf313

    Have never liked the art style of this series, that PS4 looks nice though.

    • Martian Wong

      This is the sole reason why I couldnt get into the series. The style is too similar to Dragon Ball.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Same artist

  • xMCXx

    More Warriors games is always great!

  • tokyobassist

    Hilarious. People wanted for a console DQ for a while and of course they do it by making it a DW game.

    http://cdn.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/michael-jordan-lol.gif

    • Budgiecat

      Except its not a Warriors game..

      • Azure

        The second i saw the gameplay i knew this was a DW type game..

        i’m really disappointed :(, was hoping for DQXI..

        • Budgiecat

          Its an action RPG confirmed by DQ VIII & IX producer who is producing this game. Much in the vein of Zill O’ll or Ys

          Most likely, DQ XI will be coming to PS4 and like DQ Swords (another game he produced) was to prep the Wii for DQ X, so too is this to prep the PS4 for DQ XI.

          So calm yer tits

  • miyamoto

    THe Return of the King!

  • LordKaiser

    Dynasty Quest! Nice! Wii U gets Hyrule Warriors and PS3-PS4 owners get this.

    • jujubee88

      It’s a shame people will look at this article and confuse the two when it’s like comparing DW to MonHun.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Added a story synopsis. Sorry it’s so late, but I didn’t even realize S-E released one. -_-

  • talesoffan

    Woooo. PS3! Hopefully RPG elements are deep.

  • kiri25

    When I 1st saw this by the way thought oh so the Western title will be Dragon Warrior! Lol For those that don’t know DQ was originally known as Dragon Warrior in west.

  • jujubee88

    Guys, the game will play much more like a PS4 PSO and/or MonHun!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7azLqhPeytg

    The Koei Tecmo presenter spoke about it in the press conference and made mention of “Toukiden” [while also mention the action and RPG elements]. So, it stands to reason that the game wont be like the typical Musou fare on PS3, but more like the stuff VITA users — who’ve played God Eater 2, SS, etc — are used too.

    • jujubee88

      Looking at the “gameplay clip” (though, it was more higher cinematit ratio in the DQ:H vid), there’s always one big monster.

      It’s looking like MonHun w/ more monsters and a bigger environment to me, at least.

    • miyamoto

      my initial comment on this subject matter:
      “No wonder why they put this game at the end of the show!
      And a grand entrance presentation too

      DQ on PlayStation is a good sign of total generation domination like in PSOne and PS2 eras.

      Enix is the only redeeming part of the Square Enix partnership because they have never been a sell out company like Square.
      This why I call SE as Screwed Enix.

      This game is a return to form like DQ7.
      And it has that Chrono Trigger vibe to it too. I just can’t wait to make the main protagonist’s hair into red. LOL!

      One redeeming move Screwed Enix has ever done?
      A move SE should have done with the PS3.

      Now a DQ Remastered Collection is now in order.

      …….. “SO glad this is not a straight up Dynasty Warriors clone like Hyrule Warriors.
      Thank goodness its a JRPG with an active action game battle system like Toukiden.”…….

      Enix + Koie Tecmo + Omega Force + PlayStation = Greatness

      Greatness Has Arrived indeed!”

      DQ Heroes will be about big boss battles like Toukiden and Phantasy Star Online as Kou Shibusawa General Producer of KT Games said this fact himself in the last part of this video.

      http://m.ustream.tv/channel

      pls watch it

      edit:

      The official Tweet that DQ Heroes is not a DW clone game like Hyrule Warriors.

      https://translate.google.it

  • BlueCereal

    The PS4 looks really nice but that goo thing destroys it.

    • Elvick

      So take it off.

      • BlueCereal

        Its not like I can remove the goo stuff from the hard drive cover.

  • Alex Loh

    Square Enix collaborating with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force!!!!
    EPIC!!! I smell Final Fantasy Musou :P

  • David Norman

    I’m sure this will be a decent game but I’d rather have a real DQ game on PS4.

    • Daniel Masterson

      well show your support and maybe we just might.

  • Daniel Masterson

    Awesome. I hope it does well here in the U.S so that they bring more DQ games.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    They should make this the first DQ where everyone talks. And have them speak on the how they came to live in peace with monsters. Or how it makes them feel to have to kill some monsters out of self-defense.