The Dragon Quest VIII 3DS remake will be out in North America on January 20, Nintendo said today. It’ll have quick save, a “Speed Up” function in battles, and extra dungeons/quests that weren’t in the PS2 version. That means you’ve got two months to finish the 4,000-hour Dragon Quest VII.
The 3DS re-release of Dragon Quest VIII, once expected for a late 2016 release will now be out in 2017, according to Nintendo. Not a huge surprise, given that the 3DS verion of DQVII is just coming out this month.
Nintendo’s just announced that Bravely Second: End Layer is coming on April 15. There’s also a Fire Emblem Fates-themed 3DS XL hitting February 19 for $200, though it’ll come without the game.
Dragon Quest is coming to smartphones in a big way. Square Enix is bringing Dragon Quest I to Dragon Quest VIII to iOS and Android. Look forward for the onslaught to start this winter when Dragon Quest I is re-released in Japan. Subsequent sequels to follow. No word about a Western release.