Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS port releases January 20th

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    The 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII will be hitting stores on January 20, 2017, as revealed by a Nintendo Press Release. New features include two extra recruitable characters, more side quests, a alternative ending, speeding up battles, and quick-saving. The game will also retain voice acting from the original PS2 release.

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    My first Dragon Quest is VII, which I'm getting pretty close to finishing. I really like it, and apparently VIII is better! So this is instabuy for me.
     
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    this over 10 years old game still haunts me. Thanks for the memories @Chary :ninja:
     
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    Oh sweet, i was afraid it wouldn't release until well into 2017.
     
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    I'm still yet to finish DQ: VII lmao
     
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    Wasn't expecting this so soon and nowhere near finished with VII!
     
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    what next that iso site getting the roms straight from Nintendo?
     
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  9. Dr. Dew

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    I have the nip version of this that I bought last year. Its a downgrade from the PS2 version but
    its still great with all the extra content. Hopefully they wont mess the US version up like they
    did with VII's lag.
     
  10. Ryupower

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    Trailer
     
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    Oh boy, this tingles my nerve endings~~~~~
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    Tell me more! What makes it a downgrade from the PS2 version? If it's much better there, I'll play the PS2 version.

    And what kind of lag is in VII? I didn't notice, but I'm playing on an N3DS, so maybe that's why.
     
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    Will it have the orchestral soundtrack? If no not this is a no buy for me.
     
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    ohh i remember the golden ps2 era xD
     
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    Never played a dragon quest game before. I'll try this one out, unless someone has a suggestion for a better first game.
     
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    Just give DQ7 3DS a go. Also was my first DQ and I enjoyed it very much.
     
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    I didn't know it would come out so soon! I would have expected it to come out waaay after the Switch. Guess I gotta hurry up with VII then!
     
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    Well yeah, it was, been talked about all year. *Stares at theme in signature*

    Is also on smartphones as well. Wonder why no console hd port but mobile ports? Is a ps2 game, even a PC port maybe would be nice. Oh well, just that when is Dragon quest 10 or... X for the Roman people out there. :P
     
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    My first DQ game, still the best DQ for me.