Dragon Quest Creator Launches Sentinels Of The Starry Skies In New YorkS

Celebrate the launch of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinel of the Starry Skies next weekend in New York City, with a Nintendo party in Rockefeller Center featuring the creator of the Dragon Quest series, Yuji Horii.

Dragon Quest IX was a big release for Square Enix in Japan, and now it's a big release for Nintendo in North America. That means it scores the requisite pre-launch party at the Rockefeller Plaza Nintendo World Store on Saturday, July 10, and while we normally gloss over Nintendo's fan gatherings, this one is a bit special.

Not only will players be able to purchase the game a day early, the first 30 fans in line will get an autograph from Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii.

But only the first 30. The man has standards.

Other activities include a photo booth, a Dragon Quest themed ice cream truck handing out snacks, and special prizes that couldn't possibly be as cool as meeting Yuji Horii. Maybe that's why they limited it to 30 people.