“A Lot of New Dragon Quest Titles this Year”; Dragon Quest XII Development Reiterated Ongoing

Today is Dragon Quest day in Japan, signaling the franchise’s 36-year anniversary, and series creator Yuji Horii shared a brief message discussing the series’ future. Firstly, he thanks fans for the immense support the franchise has received over its almost 4-decade long run, and he states that they are releasing “a lot of new Dragon Quest titles this year.”

Dragon Quest X, which is Japanese exclusive, has its 10-year anniversary this year, so various developments will occur with that title. Further, the mobile version of Dragon Quest Builders is ready to go. Dragon Quest XII is reiterated as being worked on, while Dragon Quest Treasures will receive more developmental updates throughout the year.

You can view the entire Dragon Quest Anniversary message from Yuji Horii below:

Hopefully, more news regarding Dragon Quest XII will be released soon. In an interview that was shared during the title’s initial announcement, it was revealed that “Dragon Quest XII is being developed with the next 10 to 20 years of the series in mind. There are parts that match the image of what a conventional Dragon Quest game is, but new parts are also needed. After all, innovation is always necessary as a brand.”

A recent ongoing mobile game for the Dragon Quest franchise is Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds.

Check out our review of the title’s first manga volume adaption.


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