Dragon Quest VIII is coming to the 3DS

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    Originally released in 2004 for the PS2 and ported for smartphones last year, the eighth installment of the Dragon Quest JRPG series is now finally coming to the 3DS, Square Enix announced. Currently only a Japanese release date is set on 27th August 2015. No word yet on a western localisation.

    The game won't be a straight port as it will have the following exclusive additions:

    - Brand new scenario
    - New party characters ( female thief Garuda and Morrie from Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road)
    - Voice-overs of the game's events
    - Orchestral soundtrack
    - StreetPass support

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  2. dsionr4

    dsionr4 Gbatemp's Shonen Character

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    They should bring terry along with this to the west. A bundle pack would be nice....if it ever where to happen
     
  3. Celice

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    ... For real?

    Man, I was hoping for a Steam version, with Squareeeeeenix's PC port-go-happy behaviour. Would've looked great at higher resolutions.

    Instead now we get it on a squished 3DS? Those jaggies :(((
     
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    I would have prefered the Vita myself.
     
  5. Osha

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    I don't have high hopes when it comes to the localization. Oh well, at least the PS2 version isn't too expensive...
     
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    I would give it another try if they ported it to Steam.
     
  7. Flame

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    if we get a English version.... Bortz will you know... spray his web everywhere.

    heck even if we get an English hack.
     
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    It is based on the Unity IOS version and since only the N3DS has unity support and there is no words of N3DS exclusivity expect a port with framerate issues or a demake rather than remake.
    Since this will probably get localized, like DQ7 did expect to never play this.
    Should've been on Vita. Then it would be a proper remake and people could've imported it.
     
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  9. KingVamp

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    Haven't played the original one, so if it comes over, I'll pick it up.

    I was just thinking that.
     
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    Just bring it to the West already! :/
     
  11. GameWinner

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    It's not Vita but I'll take it.
    It not being a New 3DS game worries me since it might be downgraded a bit.
     
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    This is really cool. But there are a number of things working against it.
    1. We have not seen a single DQ title localized since the days of the DS.
    2. Even if we do get this, we have no idea if its going to be available for everyone with a 3DS or just N3DS owners. Personally, I really dont want to have to upgrade... again. I already have the limited editon DQM2 edition from japan.
    3. I would not have put this port on a 3DS in the first place. I would have guessed Vita, if at all. I am wary of the amount of power this game needs/should have to look and play well.

    I am skeptical at best. And worried that I might have to upgrade again.
     
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    i'm pretty sure the 3ds can display a stupid celshaded 3d environment if it has to.
    not holding my breath for a western release though. have dragon quest games ever sold good here?
     
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    1) is at least comforted by all the mobile ports coming out.

    I dunno what to expect from performance. I mean, they have Dragon Quest X on the 3DS as well.

    As for 3), Squareeeeeenix always puts their nose in the money bags. 3DS is probably a better seller than the Vita and for this reason they went with the 3DS.
     
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    Yeah, seeing as the DS saw 4,5,6, exclusively was the home for 9, as well as joker and joker 2.
     
  16. RevPokemon

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    Issue is many mobile phones are better than the 3ds in specs (hell and many beat the vita)
     
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    That's why it was already ported to mobile devices :) 3DS is just cleaning up secondary market still worth an investment.

    Other Squareeeeeenix titles also dip back and forth between mobile and 3DS, such as the Theatrhythm games.
     
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    Yeah its funny though as my free cellphone is more than twice as strong as a n3ds and stronger than a vita by alot
     
  19. storm75x

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    3DS is like a no-no localization for DQ series... :(
     
  20. Clydefrosch

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    that doesnt exactly say anything about how good or bad these games sold in the west.
    all the ds remakes sales ratio between america and japan was about 1:10. like, for every one game bought in big market america, they sold 10 in little japan.
    the us sales numbers of dq 4,5,6 and 9 together are still slightly lower than the sale numbers of the least selling of these games in japan (which is chapters of the chosen with 1.27m sales)

    and i firmly believe that at least the release of 4,5 and 6 has only happened at all because these games came with all important language translations right out of japan and were basically just paperwork to have them released here.

    all things considered, i dont really see it happening.