Dragon Quest IX English Trailer Arrives

By Chad Awkerman

June 8, 2010

Square-Enix was nice enough to release an English trailer for the latest (and greatest?) in their Dragon Quest franchise, which arrives in North America on July 11, 2010, for the Nintendo DS. This trailer briefly shows off the visuals of the game, including some animated cut scenes, as well as some shots of character customization options, multiplayer elements and, of course, battle.

Hey, I might actually blow the dust off my DS for this one. I absolutely loved Dragon Quest VIII, the last full-fledged entry in the series, which was released for the PS2. In the back of my mind I hoped that the next iteration would make it to a current gen console, like the PS3, or even the Wii. But, the DS seems to be handling what Square-Enix throws its way pretty well, and I won’t hold that against the title, since I’m a huge fan. July is going to be a busy month for portable RPG fans! Click through to check out the trailer.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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