Reservations for the eagerly awaited DS role-playing-game Dragon Quest IX have started in Japan with some stores opening early.

Above is a shop in Den-Den Town, Osaka's version of Akihabara. It's opening early at 8:00am — which of course isn't midnight.

In Japan, Dragon Quest IX goes on sale Saturday, July 11th. Expect lines. Long ones.

ドラゴンクエストIX発売日は8:00オープン まだ予約もできる [Ota Road]