7th Dragon Director Wishes to Remake the First Game Along with a Sequel

7th Dragon Director Wishes to Remake the First Game Along with a Sequel

Etrian Odyssey's sibling series and rival reached its tenth anniversary this march and might be coming back soon.

Kazuya Ninou, the director of the 7th Dragon series, recently spoke on Twitter about his desire to work on the series again.

In a series of tweets made on March 5, which you can find at the end of this article, Kazuya Ninou pointed out how the 7th Dragon series reached its 10th anniversary on that day, and how he’d love to remake the first 7th Dragon game along with a brand new game. In particular, he said that in case he’s ever contacted by a company to make a new game, he already has everything planned for it in his head.

The first 7th Dragon released on Nintendo DS exclusively in Japan in 2009. It’s a dungeon-crawling RPG series similar to Etrian Odyssey but quite different as well. Starting with the second game of the series, 7th Dragon 2020, the series became even more different by going with a futuristic setting. However, both series are linked closely. Game Director Kazuya Nino was the Director of the very first Etrian Odyssey game on DS, and both series have Koshiro Yuzo as the main composer.  The 7th Dragon series is produced by Rieko Kodama, of Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia fame.

7th Dragon was developed by the now-defunct company ImageEpoch. Kazuya Ninou pointed out how some of ImageEpoch’s series are coming back, like Criminal Girls X announced for smartphones and PC, so he’d like 7th Dragon to make a comeback as well. As Atlus already stated that Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the last Etrian Odyssey game on 3DS, and how they will probably renew the series for Switch, it would be great if 7th Dragon came back as its rival as well.

The fourth and currently last game in the series, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, was the only one released outside Japan.