My old PlayStation 2 just became a casualty of apartment cleaning, so it's delightful to see Dragon Quest VIII—one of the PS2's best role-playing games—on the iTunes Store in New Zealand today.
The New Zealand iTunes Store is typically used as a testbed for game releases on iPad and iPhone, and although the eighth DQ might not come to North America this week, at least we know it's en route soon. Dragon Quest VIII is definitely one of the better Dragon Quests, and assuming the touch controls are at least tolerable, this will be worth your time.
The game is going for $25 in kiwi currency, so it'll probably be $20 in the States.
...and hopefully PSN is next, because I want to play this game with buttons. BUT HEY, at least soon we'll be able to get DQVIII on a modern system.