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    You read the title right. In some amazing turn of events, these two games are apparently being localized. At Japan Expo, in a last minute announcement, series creator Yuji Horii announced that the two games were coming in French. Of course they wouldn't just localize the game for a single European country, which means you can likely expect a full localization across the major regions. When they're coming is a total mystery, but here are some tweets from the event coverage:

    More details are sure to come, eventually. This announcement wasn't supposed to come this early apparently, so some people are upset with Horii, but now it's out there. @Bortz can now shoot his web all over the place.

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  3. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Square Enix, localizing a Dragon Quest game outside of Japan? Wow, even hell froze over :D This is awesome news indeed ^_^
     
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    we want the monster series plzzzzzz
     
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  5. Nathan Drake

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    I doubt those are ever coming. These are only coming because they're numbered titles, even if they are remakes.
     
  6. dragonmaster

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    i asked square euro and as as rude as they can be they never replied but kept my email to send spam ...
     
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    :)

    Yes I'm so happy

    *Unzips pants time to fap*
     
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  8. chartube12

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    In French not English (US) or English (UK). So NA hasn't been confirmed.
     
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    Now I'm sad :(

    *zips pants*
     
  10. Izual Urashima

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    I was there. And the announcement was amazing, especially considering the face of the Squeenix employees who were there, and who definitely didn't expect said announcement.

    That being said, European releases are usually multi-language ones (at worst French, English and Dutch, at best those three plus Italian and Spanish), so you'll definitely get your english dose of DraQue.
     
  11. Nathan Drake

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    It was announced at Japan Expo. In France. Hence the focus on French. Why would they just localize it in one language for a single European country? Gotta use some common sense here. And like Izual said:
     
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    Yeah atleast us American gamers probably can play the English European version on our 3ds.

    Oh wait...
     
  13. Nathan Drake

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    Considering NA sales for the DS remakes outdid European sales, you can bet if these are being localized, they're coming to the US too. When was the last time a game was localized just for Europe and not for NA? How about a Dragon Quest game that was localized and not brought to NA?
     
  14. RevPokemon

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    Correct just was ranting about region locks.

    Plus if fortune street came stateside I know this will
     
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    Yeah fuck region locks and if these games are coming to the US(namely VII, I own VIII for the PS2) that's another reason to buy a 3DS. Tons of good shit on that little handheld.
     
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    it froze over and the devil's giving out free sleigh rides for this to be happening
     
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  17. Haloman800

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    AWESOME! I have more hours sunk into Dragon Quest IX than any other DS game. Can't wait for a 3DS Version of DQ.
     
  18. KingVamp

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    They may not look on par with the originals, but they still look good enough to me.
     
  19. kaputnik

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    Awesome! Finally something worthwhile for the 3DS!


    Even a French only release would be a great. Without claiming any expertise on the subject, I'd guess it's way easier to do a fan translation of a French language game than a Japanese one from a technical point of view. The number of people knowing both languages is probably way larger too :)
     
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    Well Japanese fan translations are alot more common than french tho
     
  21. kaputnik

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    Of course. There are already official English localizations of most, if not all, previous games available in French. Can't see any reasons to do a fan translation of a game that already has an official English localization, unless it's exceptionally poorly done or something like that :)
     
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