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9:30 AM on 12.28.2012

Be a McDonald's Store Manager in Dragon Quest VII game

You'd expect to play as a wizard or warrior in a Dragon Quest game, but in this McD DS downloadable promotional game in Japan, you can also play as a McDonald's crew member or store manager. DS title Dragon Quest VII: McDonal...

Dale North





12:30 PM on 12.05.2012

Dragon Quest X on Wii U will use cloud saves

Worried about storage space? Don't be. The latest Nintendo Direct tells us that Dragon Quest X will use the cloud to hold saves for this MMO, according to Inside Games. So, no messing with silly external USB storage, especially for those that have the 8GB standard Wii U system. A new Japanese trailer also surfaced from this morning's event. It looks beautiful! Enjoy.

Dale North

6:00 AM on 12.05.2012

Dragon Quest X orchestral album out today

You can always count on a great soundtrack from the Dragon Quest franchise, and that's mainly because series mainstay Koichi Sugiyama has been at the music's helm since its inception. That, and his scores for each title are i...

Jayson Napolitano

6:00 PM on 11.14.2012

New Dragon Quest VII 3DS screens have me whimpering

Who knows if we'll see 3DS remake Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden anytime soon. Japan gets theirs this February, though.  Brand new screens from Square Enix Japan have me actually whimpering for some DQ acti...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Dragon Quest IV and VII dev studio revived after 10 years

Heartbeat developed Dragon Quest VI and VII back in the Super Nintendo and PS1 days, as well as a couple of other series remakes, but closed later due to rising game development costs. It's original founder, Manabu Yamana, no...

Dale North

10:45 AM on 10.30.2012

Dragon Quest VII coming to the Nintendo 3DS

Dragon Quest VII will come to the Nintendo 3DS next February. The latest Jump magazine says that Japan will get what looks like a 3D remake of the classic RPG. According to our sister site Japanator, the only solid one we hav...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 10.21.2012

Belated alert! Buy Zac Bentz's NEScapism synthpop album

I may be late to this particular party, but the best part about music is that it maintains its flavor for a very, very, very long time. This belated bottle of carbonated elixir is NEScapism, a synthpop album from our communit...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 08.09.2012

Dragon Quest X sells nearly half a million in first week

Dragon Quest X has managed to shift more than 420,311 units in its first week at market, according to Famitsu and Enterbrain. Launching a week ago today, August 2nd, the Japanese release of the online role-player marks one of...

Kyle MacGregor

8:30 AM on 08.03.2012

Square Enix wants to support Dragon Quest X for ten years

Japanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting that Square Enix wants to support Dragon Quest X for the next ten years with downloadable content. Yes, ten years. The plan is to release new content for the game every ten weeks, with s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 07.30.2012

Here's a ton of Dragon Quest X footage

Fresh from Japan's Nintendo Direct is this video of nearly 40 solid minutes of Dragon Quest X video. Those curious about the upcoming Wii MMO (releasing in Japan on August 2nd) will find plenty to check out in this presentat...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 06.13.2012

Adorable Dragon Quest X plushies bundled with item codes

Plushies are cute and soft and huggable, but when was the last time one was actually useful? When has a plushie graduated from mere decorative artifact? When has a plushie saved your life!? These new Dragon Quest X stuffed cr...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 06.01.2012

This Dragon Quest keyboard is daww'some

I'm not usually keen on posting novelty hardware, but I must admit, I have a deep weakness for Dragon Quest's slimes. As a result, I found this Dragon Quest X-flavored keyboard from Hori too awesome to resist! There's a lot o...

Chris Carter





11:00 AM on 04.26.2012

Dragon Quest X drops in Japan on August 2

August is looking to be a big month for Nintendo platforms. New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be in one corner, launching the 3DS into the stratosphere once again, while Dragon Quest X will also be in the other corner, granting th...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 03.31.2012

Google Maps: Dragon Quest edition!

Leave it to Google to show the rest of the world how to properly pull an April Fools' prank! Launched earlier today, Google Maps has received an update with the help of Square Enix. If you visit the Maps page and click the "...

Tony Ponce



Review: Fortune Street photo
Review: Fortune Street
by Jonathan Holmes

At first glance, Fortune Street may look like another Mario-themed, board game-structured mini-game collection. It's not. Anyone who picks this game up expecting another light, mindless, motion-controlled mini-game romp like Mario Party 8 or Wii Party will be sorely disappointed.

It really shows that the Itadaki Street (Fortune Street's Japanese name) series was created by Dragon Quest series designer Yuji Horii, and not just by the fact that it's totally infested with adorable Dragon Quest monsters. Just like Dragon Quest, Fortune Street is a turn-based, menu-driven game of patience that will reward you kindly if you take the time to level up your characters and manage your resources, and punish you dearly if you try to rush through things and take the easiest path to victory. I'm sure that some of you out there would consider that a "party" or even have PhD's in business management and/or advanced statistics. 

Fortune Street has the cold, brutal soul of a old-school, turn-based RPG and the face of a steely-eyed accountant, all wrapped in a cute candy shell. Read on to see if this is a cold candy that's right for you!

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Destructoid's most wanted Wii / Wii U games of 2012 photo
Destructoid's most wanted Wii / Wii U games of 2012
by Jonathan Holmes

There were a few excellent third-party releases on the Wii in 2011 (Bit.Trip Complete immediately comes to mind), but for the most part, last year marked the end of an era for the console. The Wii didn't even get the new Sonic game! When Sonic won't even slum it on your console, you know that it's over.

Still, thanks to a strong first-party lineup, the little white object of hardcore hatred had a pretty great year. There was a small but incredibly high quality library of releases, including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and (in Europe) Xenoblade Chronicles.

Surprisingly, 2012 is looking just as good for the Wii. Depending on your tastes, some may say this year will be even better than 2011 (which isn't saying a lot, but bear with me). Destructoid has been ticking off all our anticipated titles for the coming year, beginning with the Xbox 360 and PS3 lineups, and now Tony Ponce and I are here to tell you which Wii games you should want the most (with a bonus Wii U section for pure overexcited speculation). Let's get this show on the road!

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