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Square Enix doesn’t sound confident about bringing Dragon Quest VII 3DS to the West :o( ⊟
So what’s the deal with Square Enix not localizing any of its Dragon Quest games for the 3DS released in Japan? You’d think the publisher would localize the DQVII remake for the 3DS at least, right? Siliconera caught up with Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto to see if there’s any chance we’ll get that one, but he offered the following response:

“In terms of DQVII, it has a lot of text to go through and translate, and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text. In terms of scenario and script, the game is probably one of the largest in the DQ franchise. If a lot of people can buy it and support it… well, we can’t promise anything.
… We’ve gotten a lot of requests, we really want to do it, but right now, we need to hammer out what kind of resources we’d need to do it. We say this a lot, but, we can’t seem to get to the point where it’s justifiable.”

In absolutely unrelated news, Square Enix will release the original Dragon Quest, as well as subsequent games (II and III have been mentioned), with a new localization to smartphones starting this September. I can’t be too bitter since those older titles have a lot less text to translate, but you’d be amazed how bitter I still manage to be regardless. Image is via F Yeah Dragon Quest!
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Square Enix doesn’t sound confident about bringing Dragon Quest VII 3DS to the West :o( ⊟

So what’s the deal with Square Enix not localizing any of its Dragon Quest games for the 3DS released in Japan? You’d think the publisher would localize the DQVII remake for the 3DS at least, right? Siliconera caught up with Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto to see if there’s any chance we’ll get that one, but he offered the following response:

“In terms of DQVII, it has a lot of text to go through and translate, and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text. In terms of scenario and script, the game is probably one of the largest in the DQ franchise. If a lot of people can buy it and support it… well, we can’t promise anything.

… We’ve gotten a lot of requests, we really want to do it, but right now, we need to hammer out what kind of resources we’d need to do it. We say this a lot, but, we can’t seem to get to the point where it’s justifiable.”

In absolutely unrelated news, Square Enix will release the original Dragon Quest, as well as subsequent games (II and III have been mentioned), with a new localization to smartphones starting this September. I can’t be too bitter since those older titles have a lot less text to translate, but you’d be amazed how bitter I still manage to be regardless. Image is via F Yeah Dragon Quest!

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Dragon Quest VII's live action commercials are… in Spanish?

Yeah, I don’t understand why either, but I love that Square Enix continues to make these live action spots for the series. In Japan at least. Other territories get Seth Green and Jedward. Oh man, remember how hard I burned Jedward that one time?

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Dragon Quest VII 3DS commercials

Man, this looks rad. After Ni no Kuni, which I kinda wanted to be Ghibli Dragon Quest but isn’t (it’s not a bad game, just not what I wanted right now), I’m in the mood for some Real Dragon Quest.

The 3DS remake, by the way, hits Japan this week — we’re still waiting on an announcement for the West.

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Dragon Quest VII 3DS trailer

This looks really great! The new polygonal graphics are cute and smooth, a definite upgrade from the PS1 sprites. Now, I just need a localized version, and I’m willing to put aside my not-entirely-irrational fear of this giant game.

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Dragon Quest VII coming to Nintendo 3DS, according to this purported scan from Jump’s latest issue. This remake of the 2000 PlayStation game hits Japan in February.
Maybe one day this, Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3, or Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D will release in the West. :o/
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Dragon Quest VII coming to Nintendo 3DS, according to this purported scan from Jump’s latest issue. This remake of the 2000 PlayStation game hits Japan in February.

Maybe one day this, Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3, or Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D will release in the West. :o/

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See also: More Dragon Quest posts
[Via Hachimaki, @RyougaSaotome]