A new mainline entry for the Dragon Quest series has been announced during the 35th anniversary stream.
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Series creator Yuji Horii and Square Enix announced a brand new mainline game, Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate.
Very little information was given, though Horii hinted in the livestream that the game would feature some changes to the series’ turn-based battle system, and would have a greater focus on choices, as well as being more adult in tone.
The trailer, which adopts a dark fiery tone, is available below:
Little else was revealed about the title, other than the fact it is currently in the early stages of development. It has been slated for a simultaneous worldwide release although no platforms have been announced.
The anniversary event also saw a remake of original NES title Dragon Quest 3, in a high definition 2D/3D combination style. The game, titled Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D is being produced by Masaaki Hayasaka, who produced Octopath Traveller, another Square Enix game with a similar visual style.
A trailer for the game is available below:
Square Enix also announced Dragon Quest Treasures, a spin off from 2017’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age which will star XI characters Erik and Mia.
The Anniversary stream also saw announcements for expansions for the Japan-only MMO Dragon Quest X, as well as a traditional top-down version called Dragon Quest X Offline which does not require an internet connection, which is also currently only available in Japan.
In other news, Square Enix is reportedly working on a Final Fantasy spin-off with Nioh and Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja.
Final Fantasy Origin is slated to be an action game in the mould of Dark Souls, and is said to be part of Square Enix’s upcoming E3 presentation.