Dragon Quest IX Delayed Until July Square Enix Pushes Release Back Bad news, RPG fans. The long-awaited 'Dragon Quest IX' for the Nintendo DS has officially been delayed by Square Enix. They announced the unfortunate delay in a recent press conference, and told us that the new release date will be July 11th, 2009. According to Square Enix, the delay is due to "a number of bugs that were discovered during the testing process". However, many speculate that the game was delayed in order for Square Enix to change or reinforce the piracy protection. Screenshots Source Discuss Thanks to granville for reporting the news.