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8:30 AM on 10.10.2013

Watch Dragon Quest VIII mobile in action

Last we heard, Dragon Quest I-VIII were heading to the iOS and Android platforms in Japan as ports. Compliments of Famitsu, we can now get a closer look at how it operates, including a taste of the radial movement wheel for ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.08.2013

Dragon Quest I-VIII heading to iOS and Android

In addition to a new iOS and Android Dragon Quest game, it seems as if Square Enix has something more exciting up their sleeve -- ports of Dragon Quest I through VIII! Although they haven't been confirmed outside of Japan, th...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 10.08.2013

Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light coming to iOS & Android

Square Enix keeps churning out Dragon Quest games at a decent rate, and now, you can add an iOS and Android game to that mix, by the name of Dragon Quest Monsters. A teaser site has been created, but it doesn't offer much outside of a logo and some old school sound effects. The site merely lists it as an "RPG," so right now, details are pretty scarce. Dragon Quest [Square Enix]

Chris Carter

5:45 PM on 09.30.2013

Dragon Quest X is coming to iOS and Android

Square Enix is working with NTT Docomo and Ubitus Inc to bring online MMORPG Dragon Quest X to mobile platforms in Japan. This is more of a streaming application than a full port, using Ubitus' cloud tech for online play. Thi...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 08.19.2013

Enjoy the art of F2P Dragon Quest: Monster Parade

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade is Square Enix's latest free-to-play PC venture, this time with its venerable Dragon Quest franchise. According to Siliconera, it's a "real time adventure parade," and will feature items you can b...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 coming to 3DS in Japan

Foolishly, one of the bigger reasons I wanted to pick up a 3DS was for the remake of a Gameboy Color favorite, Dragon Warrior Monsters (Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland in Japan). Unfortunately, Dragon Quest Monsters...

Steven Hansen





9:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Square may yet release Dragon Quest X outside of Japan

It's been nearly a year since Dragon Quest X first launched for the Nintendo Wii. Since then, Square Enix has released a Wii U version of the online role-playing game and there's a PC port in the works as well. Awesome. Sound...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 06.22.2013

Dragon Quest X is coming to PC

Square Enix announced today on a special ten-hour Dragon Quest X livestream that the once-Nintendo exclusive will be coming to PC on September 26 in Japan. The base game will retail for ¥ 3990 Yen (roughly ...

Wesley Ruscher

2:00 PM on 05.31.2013

Japanese rigged PC auto-levels Dragon Quest X characters

Hey, cheater! Want to level up but don't want to put in the time? Playing Dragon Quest X? One smart Japanese gamer has come up with a way to rig up a PC that will leve your DQX character up while you are off enjoying the suns...

Dale North



Dragon Quest X Wii U opening sales are really bad photo
Dragon Quest X Wii U opening sales are really bad
by Tony Ponce

Square Enix expressed disappointment a couple months ago with the performance of Dragon Quest X on Wii, despite the MMO outpacing the sales and subscription retention of Final Fantasy XI, the most profitable FF ever. With the release of the Wii U port around the corner, I was sure that those numbers would improve and turn Square Enix's frown around.

The game released last week, at its opening sales were... not good. Only 33,302 units sold, which puts it right under the Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade. I wasn't expecting super huge numbers, considering it's a port and all, but a Dragon Quest game doing that poorly!? That is really disappointing.

Of course, the cynics will say it's because no one wanted a Dragon Quest MMO -- the hundreds of thousands of sales on Wii would say otherwise -- but I insist that it's because of the Wii U's continued software struggles. The only other Wii U release that week was Game & Wario, the first first-party title for the platform since Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, and it only hit 22,491. Something needs to be done about this situation, but what?

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11:15 AM on 03.08.2013

Everybody dies in this Dragon Quest X trailer

This new Dragon Quest X trailer is brought to you by the concept of death. Death: the great inevitability for us all. The opening seconds show the typical burning RPG village, all the motionless villagers strewn about, befor...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 03.04.2013

New Hori keyboard is both metal and gosh-darn cute

I have been trying to get into the Dragon Quest series of games for a few years now, mostly from the positive response that RPG players have given the series. I also love finding regular everyday items that get an infusion of...

Jason Cabral

8:00 PM on 02.18.2013

Dragon Quest X Wii U dated March 30 for Japan

We still lack a Western release announcement for the "oh so horribly performing" Dragon Quest X, but Japan finally has a solid date for the Wii U version: March 30. It will cost ¥6980 (~$74) and include 20 free days of pl...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 02.13.2013

Dragon Quest VII 3DS sells nearly a million week 1

Oh no, you guys! Square Enix is slightly disappointed in Dragon Quest X's sales performance! Despite it's clearly doing well, the MMO is not hitting whatever magical expectations SE set for it. I guess that means the DQ brand...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 02.11.2013

Dragon Quest X growing steadily, not hitting expectations

Square Enix recently reported a loss for the April to December 2012 period, the first loss since Square and Enix joined forces back in 2003. There are several reasons why this situation, but MSN Japan fingers a specific offen...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 01.24.2013

Best convenience store grocery bag ever: slime bag!

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson was already beyond amazing with their fried treats, assortment of novelty ice creams, and well-stocked fresh food section, but they've leveled up even further with their choice of groce...

Dale North