A New Dragon Quest Game is Currently in Development

During the Nico Nico Chokaigi 3 event currently being held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo, Square Enix livestreamed a special episode of the “Dragon Quest X Ultra Coliseum Tournament in Astoltia (More or Less) Playoff of the Strongest” with the series’ Creative Director Yuji Horii and Producer Yosuke Saito.

During the stream Horii-san let it slip that he’s currently working on the “Next” Dragon Quest game. No further details on platforms, on the nature of the game or even on what stage of development it’s in were shared, because the topic was immediately changed after that, but if you’re hungry for more Dragon Quest, there’s another shaping up.

Now, if only they actually announced the already teased western release of Dragon Quest X, before moving on to XI…

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  • Franggio Hogland

    We will get this around the same time DQVII? 😐

  • doom guy

    Will it be for Nintendo or Sony or both?? I could see this being a 3DS and/or Vita title. Since those two are by far the most popular in Japan.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Nothing was said. They hurried along after he said it, and it seemed like a slip more than everything else.

    • Rock Mu

      Be nice if it was on Vita, but it will probably just be a 3DS game. *Maybe* Wii U, but I even doubt that. That 3DS prints the monies. They can sell millions of units without having take any kind of a technological leap, thus keeping the dev costs down. Why wouldn’t they?

      PS4 DQ is my dream though. Toriyama artwork in sparkling full HD. It will never happen most likely, but man that would be sweet.

    • neko working

      i couldn’t see it coming for PS platform..
      let’s hope i’m wrong, but i strongly believe it will be nintendo platform (i don’t own any :p).

  • Mikail

    I hope is not an MMO nor on Nintendo Platform, please bring it to the PS4 and to the west SE…!!!

    • Kingdom17

      I don’t care if its on a Nintendo platform as long as its not exclusive.

    • Guest

      Just announced, It’s coming to PS4

  • stealth20k

    Dragon Quest XI is definitely 3DS exclusive. Anything else makes no sense to me personally.

    Historically, Dragon Quest only comes to the most popular system in Japan at the time. Unquestionably, that is 3DS right now.

    • Kurisu Makise

      The most popular “system” in Japan right now is iOS/Android. Tell me you don’t want to see it on iOS. Therefore, they should discard their old tradition and embrace multi-platform.

      • stealth20k

        They said the next one would NOT be on mobile so that is why I ruled it out for now.

        4 3DS Dragon Quest games means that the next one will probably be on that system.

        • Kurisu Makise

          About that statement, I’ve got a hazy recollection of it. This was said around the DQVIII on Mobile stuff yes?

        • Kingdom17

          Yes but also remember SE has claimed to realize that there are JRPG fans outside of Japan. Hopefully they’ll also consider home consoles, but otherwise I’d have to say I agree with you.

          • stealth20k

            They said that after Bravely Default, a 3DS game, was a massive success.

          • Kingdom17

            Yes, I was aware of this.

    • Even though, you’re right, this makes me so dissapointed i just want to downvote you. DQXl on 3DS pretty much guarantees we won’t be playing a game much different from DQ8 which came out like 10 years ago, or every DQ game after that which were all portable.

      I want a full-blown next-gen DQ experience. Stop being so friggin cheap Japan!

  • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

    New Dragon Quest games and another Square-Enix/Level-5 collaboration? More please!

  • Galen Nycroft

    Wonder what the title will be? Dragon Quest XI: The Five Heavenly Soldiers and the Half Princess of uncertain future standings.

    There’s always some long title in japanese.

  • I think the game will be on the 3DS. Slight chance for the PS4. I think they are going to go with the 3DS since it has the largest installed base and development cycle would be shorter and cheaper. Its a long shot but if Microsoft was support, they would have threw a lot of cash to get it exclusive for XB1. If they need one title to push units in Japan, nothing is bigger.

  • sigh, will likely be on 3DS…because no one wants to fund bringing the franchise into Full HD glory and just want to use PS2 level assets over and over again -_- as much as I love 3DS i feel like it’s holding some titles back. MH, Bravery Default, DQ, all would look better on Vita and PS3, tired of NInty releasing these cheap platforms man…

    We all are ready for a PS3/PS4 version though on the big screen….but its a pipe dream.

    Maybe PS3/Vita/3DS at best…even that’s a long shot…I think Sony should fund a PS3/Vita/PS4 version personally…It would be worth the investment. Haven’t had a console DQ since the PS2 era…shame shame shame…

    • Kingdom17

      I can see Sony funding a PS4 version, very popular JRPG like that would be good for the PS4.

      • I would cry Japanese tears of joy the day that’s announced…

  • AdachiTohru

    I’m pretty sure this game will be on PS4/WiiU.

  • Mike

    I really hope this one makes it to the states; I’m very excited about the prospect of viewing and playing a PS4 Dragon Quest game.