Like, actual trains departing the station to actual Dragon Quest music. Only in Japan!
You have probably noticed, being the lovely JRPG connoisseur you are, that September is going to be busy. In just that one month we’re going to see new entries from two RPG titans: the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII, on September 16, and the boy band simulator Final Fantasy XV, on September 30.
Dragon Quest VII was one of the biggest games of its time, a significant leap over its predecessors in terms of raw size. So when the developers at Square decided to remake it for 3DS, they ran into some issues.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past will be out in North America on September 16. There’s a new trailer and everything! Dragon Quest theme music always makes me smile.
Like with the original Dragon Quest Heroes last year, the sequel Dragon Quest Heroes II, is taking many of the franchise’s most popular characters and is giving them an HD makeover.
Dragon Quest and Dynasty Warriors Collide Once Again in Dragon Quest Heroes II. So join me as I kill every slime in existence.
Murder, sexual innuendo, and crime mixed together in the strange adventure game known as the Portopia Serial Murder Case (Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken). What was even stranger was that its principal designer was a young Yuji Horii, the man who’d go on to develop the Dragon Quest series and become a household name…
You know what’s popular in Japan? Minecraft. You know what else is popular? Dragon Quest. Dragon Quest Builders is what happens when you mix the two.
Right now, there is a giant Dragon Quest mural up in Tokyo’s Shinjuku. It’s apparently made completely from Diablock, which are basically Japanese LEGO. The blocks look like pixels, so if you are going to make a Dragon Quest mural, do it like this.
In Japan, games don’t get much bigger than the Dragon Quest franchise. Recently, series creator Yuji Horii uploaded some of the first game’s original design documents, providing an inside peek at its birth.
Today in Japan, Square Enix held a Dragon Quest-themed press conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the series. It sucked.
If you ever need inspiration for wedding invitations and like JRPGs, here’s a good place to start.
Well now here’s some fan-fucking-tastic news for JRPG fans: the 3DS remakes of both Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII are actually coming to North America next year.
Remember the Metal Slime-covered PS4 console that Sony released in Japan last December? This is pretty much the same thing, but it’s a Vita.
Forget fancy costumes and well-made props. All comedian HollywoodZakoshisyoh needs for his Dragon Quest “impressions” are tighty whities and whatever he has around the house.
Most games don’t have guidelines for streaming. If they do, it’s usually explicit permission for a streamer to monetize videos. But this is Square Enix we’re talking about. With Dragon Quest Heroes on PS4, it’s mostly about what you can’t do. For example, you can’t stream on Twitch with the music on. Seriously!
This is Chikara Saito. Fans call him “Rickey.” He’s the director for Dragon Quest X Online. In the above photo, which dates from a while back, he looks healthy and happy. But now, people are concerned about him. I am, too.
Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s new block making RPG feels like a rebellious child—not wanting to acknowledge its heritage, even though it’s really obvious.