Square Enix celebrates 35 years of the Dragon Quest saga. On this occasion, the Japanese company unveiled six new Dragon Quest titles, namely Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate, Dragon Quest Treasures, a remake of Dragon Quest III, Dragon Quest X Offline and finally, Dragon Quest Keshikeshi.
The saga Dragon Quest is 35 this year! Launched in 1986 by Yuji Horii, the cult franchise has never been so prolific. During a live stream, Square Enix formalized the release of Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. A brand new opus which will probably question the meaning of life. Five other titles were also announced. We take stock.
Square Enix unveils a slew of Dragon Quest games to celebrate 35 years of the illustrious franchise
Dragon Quest is the most popular RPG franchise in Japan. The latest game to date, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, was released ON PS4 and 3DS in Japan in 2017. An updated version, Dragon Quest XI S, was released on Nintendo Switch and then arrived on Xbox, PS4, PC and Stadia. In total, Square Enix has sold over six million copies from Dragon Quest XI in the world.
The first game announced is therefore Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. Few elements beyond the logo and title of the game have been revealed by Square Enix. On the other hand, the creator of the Yuji Horii saga hinted at some changes to the traditional turn-based combat system. The game would also be darker than the others. He also took the opportunity to declare that Square Enix was preparing for a global and simultaneous release. Neither the platforms, nor the story, nor the release date have been announced.
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But that’s not all. Square Enix also unveiled five more Dragon Quest titles to come, including:
- Dragon Quest Treasures, a treasure hunt RPG featuring characters from Dragon Quest XI
- A remake of Dragon Quest III in a visual style “HD-2D” more or less similar to Octopath Traveler
- Dragon Quest Keshikeshi, a mobile puzzle game
- Dragon Quest X Offline, a descendant version of X that does not require an internet connection
- The next major expansion of Dragon Quest X, the exclusively Japanese MMO.
Release dates have not yet been announced. Here are the different trailers.