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.
Dragon Quest XI looks very nice on the PS4 in this latest batch of screenshots. Check 4Gamer for more, including Nintendo 3DS screens.
The eagerly awaited follow-up to Dragon Quest X is headed to the PlayStation 4, the 3DS, and Nintendo’s upcoming console, the NX.
Today, Square Enix announced a new Dragon Quest spin-off title. It’s called Dragon Quest Builders and looks like Minecraft.
Dragon Quest VIII—an excellent JRPG that was first released in 2004 on the PS2—is being re-released (with improvements, like an orchestral score) on the 3DS in 2015. It’ll be out in Japan on August 27.
We’ve already been able to rock out to two Theatrhythm games full of Final Fantasy tunes , so now it’s time to have one focusing on Square Enix’s other JRPG giant, Dragon Quest—complete with 65 tunes to show off.