Dragon Quest Series Producer Retires from Square Enix
The now-former series producer of the Dragon Quest series, Ryota Aomi, has announced that he has retired from Square Enix. You can view his full translated message below via our team’s Ryuji:
Hello, everyone. Ryota Aomi here.
I am officially announcing my retirement from Square Enix. My apologies for the rather abrupt nature of this announcement.
I’ve been working at Square Enix for 13 years and have been involved with Dragon Quest for 16*. Working on Dragon Quest has always been a dream of mine since I was in elementary school, and every day felt like a new tale.
I want to truly thank all players and developers who’ve supported me throughout this journey. From here onwards, I’ll be cheering from the sidelines as both a Square Enix and Dragon Quest fan!
At the moment, I’ve begun a “new journey” at a new company, and as much as I wish I could tell you what that is right now, I’m afraid I must ask everyone to wait a little while longer.
I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Yuji Horii-san, Akira Toriyama-sensei and Koichi Sugiyama-san.
*Translator’s note: He’s counting his time at Genius Sonority
In case you missed it, check out our review of Dragon Quest Treasures.
Dragon Quest Treasures follows Erik and Mia, both prominent characters from Dragon Quest XI, with Erik even having been a party member.
However, in this title, these siblings are taken away from the Viking ship they normally reside in to a new world called Draconia, housing a myriad of treasures, including the Seven Dragonstones. Conveniently, Erik and Mia can communicate with the monsters here, allowing for integral cooperation regarding treasure hunting.
Dragon Quest Treasures is now available on Nintendo Switch. A demo is also playable.
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