Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest 8 For 3DS

Today Square Enix opened an official site for an upcoming 3DS port of Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King. According to the site, Dragon Quest 8 will be available for every system in Nintendo’s family of handheld consoles, assuaging fears that the game may only be released on the New 3DS, much like the handheld port of Monolith Software’s Xenoblade Chronicles. Though the site lists an August 25th release date for the port, Square Enix has not announced any plans to bring the game to the West. There is precedent for such an act as well, as the 3DS port of Dragon Quest 7, which was released in Japan in 2013, has not had an English release either.

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Dragon Quest is one of Square Enix’s longest running franchises, with its first release hitting the stage in 1986 and continuing until the present with Dragon Quest Heroes, a Dynasty Warriors-like title developed by Omega Force, being the latest entry in the series. Dragon Quest has endured a sporadic release in the West, where it was known as Dragon Warrior until the release of Dragon Quest 8, with many entries simply not being released in the West at all, as was the case with the recent port of Dragon Quest 7 and a PS1 port of Dragon Quest 4, although an iOS port of Dragon Quest 8 was released last year.

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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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