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Dragon Quest VII And VIII French Release Confirmed At Japan Expo

by Donald Theriault - July 4, 2015, 7:33 am PDT
Total comments: 5

Un slime approachment! Ton command?

It turns out Fire Emblem Awakening wasn't the last 3DS RPG localization to spill out unintentionally.

In an appearance at Paris's Japan Expo, Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Hori confirmed that the games would be localized for France, at least:

The French release appeared to come as a shock to even the translator:

No release date has been given for the European release, nor official confirmation that the game would come to North America. Dragon Quest VII released in Japan for the 3DS in 2013, while Dragon Quest VIII releases in Japan on August 27.

Talkback

leahsdadJuly 04, 2015

Whoa.  Okay, then it must get released in NA, right?  It will be localized into English, right?  I think I remember some European saying that nothing gets released in just one EU language, they have to be released in at least 5?    Can anyone confirm that?

broodwarsJuly 04, 2015

Quote from: leahsdad

Whoa.  Okay, then it must get released in NA, right?

Disaster: Day of Crisis, Tingle's Rosey Ruppeeland, & that Fatal Frame 2 Wii remake say "hi".  Even if it does come out in NA, it'll flop just like all the other DQ games have. I wouldn't be surprised if they got outsold by the Danganronpa games on the Vita.

TOPHATANT123July 04, 2015

Quote from: broodwars

Quote from: leahsdad

Whoa.  Okay, then it must get released in NA, right?

Disaster: Day of Crisis, Tingle's Rosey Ruppeeland, & that Fatal Frame 2 Wii remake say "hi".  Even if it does come out in NA, it'll flop just like all the other DQ games have. I wouldn't be surprised if they got outsold by the Danganronpa games on the Vita.

Dragon Quest IX was a success with help from Nintendo, same for other niche Japanese games like Monster Hunter, Bravely Default and Fire Emblem, so long as they don't push them out the door with little to no fanfare 7 & 8 could do great in the west.


I won't believe it till I see it but this would make sense, Horii has been talking about how he wants to reinvigorate the brand in the west starting with Dragon Quest Heroes, and Square Enix did recently send a cease and desist to the fan translation...

Evan_BJuly 04, 2015

Square treating western DQ fans well?

Not a chance. Sorry, false alarm.

EnnerJuly 04, 2015

2015, the video game year where (almost) all dreams came true!

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