A slime appears! Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p... read feature
Good lord, am I excited. Also, scared. Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS, which is potentially the best news ever or a harbinger of the apocalypse. You know, depending on whether Square Enix intends to localize the ... read
Dragon Quest Heroes II is in production for PS4, Vita, and PS3, Square Enix announced today.
Well, that was fast. Square Enix just released Dragon Quest Heroes in Japan a few weeks a ago and the publisher already has a follow... read
And God said, 'Let there be games' Religion is not something that is discussed much when talking about videogames, even though many games often feature religious themes and stories based on religious texts. It's difficult to avoid these things, since religion ... read feature
Dragon Quest Heroes is already out in Japan -- thankfully, it has also just recently been confirmed for a Western release -- and its first wave of DLC is on the way. And it's all going to be free.
First up is the Arena Battle... read
Whenever I type up a localization announcement, I usually have a smile on my face. It's great to see more exposure for eastern games, especially one as enticing as Dragon Quest Heroes.
Square Enix has just announced it's brin... read
There's a bubble-wrap wall of slimes in this wild world of ours. Can you guess where?
Japan. Of course it's in Japan! The poppable piece of marketing is at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Station Metro Promenade. Lot... read
Dragon Quest Heroes is out this week in Japan and now we have a direct look at the differences between the PS3 (below) and PS4 (above) versions of the game, aside from being informed that the latter if 60 frames per second, ... read
Hyrule Warriors is a damn fine hack and slash, and it has an amazing DLC strategy to boot. It looks like Dragon Quest Heroes may be following in its footsteps, as it is also releasing free playable villain DLC afte... read
Dragon Quest Heroes will launch in Japan this year on both the PS3 and PS4 -- Square Enix is "interested" in a localization, but we haven't heard anything concrete yet. So what's the difference in terms of the generational ga... read
Speaking with Game Watch at the Taipei Game Show over the weekend, Square Enix producer Ryutaro Ichimura discussed a potential western release for Dragon Quest Heroes.
“I want to proceed thinking po... read
Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to PS3 and PS4. Non-exclusive property as it is--in fact, we've seen a lot more Dragon Quests on Nintendo consoles recently--it seems to be the PlayStation console answer to Hyrule Warriors, which Jordan is somehow still playing.
I think he's even going to buy an amiibo for it. read
If you're into this sort of thing, the upcoming Dragon Quest-themed Dynasty Warriors spinoff, Dragon Quest Heroes: Anryu to Sekaiju, is now available for pre-order through Play-Asia. It'll run you $66 for the PS4 version... read
This is the first trailer for Theatrhythm Dragon Quest. Marvel at its majestic beauty. It's a JRPG-shaped swizzle stick here to stir up your emotions. You feel that? Yeah, that's a double shot of nostalgia clinking up against your heart like rocks in a glass. Or something. Feels good, baby. read
While retailers in some countries have already committed to taking Grand Theft Auto V off shelves, Japan's just now getting the current-gen remake. For a country that has famously gotten away from console gaming, this ga... read
Theatrhythm isn't just a Final Fantasy spin-off anymore; it's an established brand, one Square Enix hopes to expand into a full series of rhythm games based on its classic properties.
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is the nex... read
Remember that amazing Dragon Quest flavored PS4, with the slime on the side that looks like it's melting onto the USB ports? It finally has a release date in Japan -- December 11, 2014.
The slime is actually a USB port guard,... read
Dragon Quest II is now available on your phone, (not you, Windows Phone users) something that would have surely been unthinkable when the classic role-playing game first debuted over two decades ago. I'm over here imagining playing it using a rotary dial now. Thanks, Obama.
Dragon Quest II [iTunes, Google Play] read
In a fan Q&A during today's Dragon Quest X TV Niconico stream, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito was asked if Square Enix would bring the game to PlayStation 4. According to Hachima Kikou, Saito said that he... read
We got an up-close look at the recently announced Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 at Tokyo Game Show today. The Square Enix / Koei Tecmo tag team is exciting enough that Sony is bringing out this silver, slimed PS4 in Japan.
The meta... read
Square Enix has released some new images of its newly announced collaboration with Koei Tecmo, Dragon Quest Heroes, and they look just stunning. The action role-playing game is slated to debut in Japan next spring for PlaySta... read
The original Dragon Quest is now available on iOS and Android devices for $2.99 / £1.99 / €2.69.
The classic NES role-playing game was first released in Japan by Enix in 1986, and was localized for North Ameri... read
Dragon Quest X hit the 3DS in Japan, and it did so well that Square Enix is temporarily halting the shipments of the game. Wait, what?
Due to a huge number of players flooding into the game at the same time, as well as the st... read
Square Enix producers Yuu Miyake and Noriyoshi Fujimoto told Siliconera they would "love to" publish Dragon Quest X overseas. That doesn't mean it's terribly likely, though.
“In terms of this being an MMO, again, we hav... read
Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PS3 and PS4 at Sony's pre-TGS press conference. It looks more Hyrule Warriors than series staple role playing combat -- because it's being developed by Dynasty Warriors... read
No, this is not someone trying to make a quick buck with some off brand Nontendo 3DS. This is Square Enix putting Dragon Quest IV up on the (fertile testing ground that is New Zealand) Apple Store and misspelling it... read
A new Dragon Quest Monsters is in the works, Square Enix revealed this weekend at a festival in Tokyo dedicated to the popular series.
The original Dragon Quest Monsters hit the Game Boy Color around the turn of the century, ... read
Square Enix revealed its gamescom lineup this week, including a localized version of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen on iOS.
The classic RPG first launched for NES in 1990, and has since come to PS1, Nintendo DS, iOS,... read
Dragon Quest X will receive a retail release, but with a catch: there will be no cartridge inside. Instead, in the retail packaging, you will receive a code to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, a 60-day online play v... read
Dragon Quest X is coming to the 3DS in Japan, which will hopefully boost its sales a bit. It'll use "ultra steaming tech" to bring high quality visuals to the portable, alongside of extra buttons and a keyboard by way of the... read
[Update: Dragon Quest X uses cloud functionality for 3DS similar to that of the smartphone versions. This means the game runs via Square's servers, rather than natively on the handheld.]
Let's face it, Dragon Quest X is ... read
Yuji Horii is always at the forefront of some awesome Dragon Quest news, and this time he's back with an update we can all sink our teeth into: Dragon Quest XI is in development, and will be making its way to consoles in the ... read