EDIT - 02/17/09: Game's out, European version. Piracy check's in, check Narin's topic for info of bypassing it: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=135925 ===== GAME INFO Name: Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Arte Piazza, ChunSoft (original game) System: Nintendo DS Genre: Role-Playing Game Part of one of japan's most well-known video game franchises ever, Dragon Quest V is going to be released for the first time outside of japan in February 17, 2009(US - EU scheduled for Feb 20) for the Nintendo DS. The game was originally released for the Super Famicom in late 1992, and received a remake for the PS2 in 2004. Probably the most story-based DQ game ever, the game is highly regarded by most fans as the series' best. In the game, you play the role of... (some story spoilers below, avoid them if you wish so!) Warning: Spoilers inside! a nameless hero who's the son of Lord Papas (Phankraz in the US version), starting the game as a little lad, reaching all the way to adulthood and eventually getting married during the course of the game. Dragon Warrior/Quest has never been a blockbuster franchise here in the western shores, a considerable opposite of the cultural status it has on the japanese people. It got a little more popular after the release of Dragon Quest VIII for the PS2, which revamped some stuff about the game while keeping the core intact, making it more appealing to diverse markets; as well as the confirmation of Dragon Quest IX for the DS and, more recently, Dragon Quest X for the Wii. I'd have to say I'm pretty hyped for this. I played the original translated game on a Snes emulator some few years back, and trhoughoutly enjoyed it. I've been wishing to replay this forever, but now I'm glad I didn't, so I can experience it again on the DS. What about you, fellow Tempers? What are your guys' thoughts about this game, or the series in general? Are you hyped for this as well, are you not, are you thinking of jumping in the DQ boat for the first time with this one? Come on, tell us! (well, that is, unless you're a mindless hating troll who has no respect to others' opinions whatsoever and is just looking for attention. In that case, don't post. We're not gonna quote ya, so don't try! ) MEDIA REVIEWS IGN UK 8.9: http://ds.ign.com/articles/952/952928p1.html (thanks, granville!) IGN US 8.9 as well! http://ds.ign.com/articles/953/953411p1.html IMAGES Japanese trailer: Speak it up, GBAtemp!