Dragon Quest creator comments on Dragon Quest XII: “Still many years away”

Horii wants the systems to be as well-received as Dragon Quest XI's story.

Yuji Horii and Akihiro Hino

Dragon Quest game designer Yuji Horii commented on a potential Dragon Quest XII during a panel at the computer entertainment developers conference CEDEC + KYUSHU 2018 on December 1.

Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino, who moderated the panel, asked Horii, “How is the 12th entry going?”

Horii responded, “I actually already came up with the keywords, but I can’t say anything here. (Laughs.)”

The game designer added, “However, since Dragon Quest XI‘s scenario was well-received, this time I want the same reception for the gameplay systems, but I could also surprise everyone and make it an epic. Now I just feel like teasing everyone. (Laughs.).”

Furthermore, Horii said, “I keep absentmindedly thinking about making the theme the feeling of ‘wanting to make dreams come true.'”

Likely discussing the topic more than he should, Horii closed by saying that a Dragon Quest XII is “still many years away.”

Thanks, Famitsu and Games Talk.

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