The Dragon Quest series is coming back into western spotlight slowly and surely with releases like Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4), Dragon Quest 7 (3DS) and Dragon Quest Builders (Vita/PS4). But they will continue to bring the franchise back to western markets.
“2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest series. It’s not as well known in the West as we would like but it really plays an epoch making role in the console gaming history. If gamers were to ‘discover’ Dragon Quest now, they may be surprised to the sheer breadth of the universe, in terms of variety and depth. But they would also have instant access to something that has taken us 30 years to build. Dragon Quest Builders is definitely a great way of getting the feel of Dragon Quest while having great fun right from the start.
We’re committed to bringing more Dragon Quest titles in the West as we believe it truly has potential to succeed even better. So watch this space.”
They want the series to be big again, so it is great to see Square Enix committed into bringing more of this iconic role playing series to western markets in the future. With Dragon Quest 8 releasing on the 3DS next year and various titles confirmed currently (DQX & DQXI) confirmed for the recently announced Nintendo Switch, the series has a bright future ahead.