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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

Sometimes, you get things right on the first try.  That's the philosophy which has guided the Dragon Quest series for thirty years, and it's hard to argue. The franchise has consistently been a top seller in Japan, and Dragon Ques...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's talking third-party partners for Switch games, and it mentioned that there are over 80 titles in development right now. Take a look at all these names:   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest producer: 'We're still trying to make the series popular in the west'

Appealing to a general western crowd with a JRPG is tough all around, not just for recognizable brands like Dragon Quest. While it's still wildly popular in Japan and warrants an unofficial holiday on each release, it's not as big as say, F...   read

 
 
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See how Dragon Quest XI is progressing with these quick clips

Over in Japan, NHK General had a Dragon Quest 30th anniversary special filled with your typical reverent type stuff, but it also provided a brief look at Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time. In it, we got a few more details like equ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo UK shows off Dragon Quest VIII's new features

We're less than a month away from the US and European release of Dragon Quest VIII (DQ8), and Nintendo UK just put up a video to show off the new features added to this version. DQ8 was meant to come out this year, but both Dragon...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest will join Nintendo at Universal Studios Japan

Dragon Quest has always been one of the most traditionally popular franchises in Japan. There's even an unspoken holiday for each release, a running joke that's made it's way overseas and into pop culture. So it makes sense then that Square...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest XI confirmed for Nintendo Switch, or is it?

Nintendo and Square Enix do not appear to be in sync. Today, seemingly simultaneously, Nintendo released a blog which confirmed that Dragon Quest XI is in development for Nintendo Switch, whereas Square Enix gave out a press release wh...   read

 
 
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Check out the gorgeous new trailer for Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix showed off a new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI yesterday at Jump Festa, an anime convention held annually in Tokyo. It's the most we've seen of the title so far, and it looks like this may serve as the game's attract ...   read

 
 
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Then and now: Dragon Quest

[LaTerry thinks back on what Dragon Quest used to be and how it's grown to be one of his most enduring favorites. It doesn't generate as much buzz in the West as Final Fantasy but damn is it not just a stalwart franchise of JRPGs. Want to s...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II coming to the West next April

Although this was accidentally leaked by Best Buy a few days back, it's good to get a solid confirmation of Dragon Quest Heroes II's Western release...with a caveat. Releasing on PlayStation 4, the sequel with hit North American shores Apri...   read

 
 


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Best Buy leaks Dragon Quest Heroes II western release

Not yet officially announced by Square Enix for western release, Best Buy accidentally listed Omega Force's Dragon Quest Heroes II for PlayStation 4 along with the game details on it's web store, including an April 25, 2017 releas...   read

 
 
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With this Dragon Quest VIII story trailer, I can see why the game is so beloved

When it comes to the Dragon Quest franchise, my favorite RPG series, I'm a Johnny-come-lately. I didn't get into it until the DS era when I picked up and subsequently fell head over heels for Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime...   read

 
 
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We have a date for Dragon Quest VIII

Fans of the Dragon Quest series are used to delays, but are usually appreciative when their patience is rewarded. Those who are looking forward to Dragon Quest VIII won't have to wait much longer, as Nintendo announced the 3DS ver...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest will celebrate its 30th anniversary in December

Dragon Quest is an institution in Japan. A 30 year institution actually. Although the west doesn't get every game right away, in Japan, a DQ release is a holiday to be celebrated. It's personal for me too -- Dragon Warrior was my ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix promises to bring more Dragon Quest titles to the West

Dragon Quest Builders turned out better than I would have expected given its block-laying influences, and I'm already hoping for a sequel that gives us more of the same, essentially, just with added co-op support. You too? Another spinoff, ...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest Builders

Once it hit me that Dragon Quest Builders was essentially a 3D remake of the first game (and technically a sequel at the same time), it blew me away. I mean, you get a sense of that from the initial 30 minutes so it's not really a secr...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest Builders

I had the chance to preview Dragon Quest Builders recently, and it left me wanting more. Initially I thought that there was a chance the game was front-loaded, and that after that honeymoon period passed, things would potentially devolve in...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Builders has a demo out for PS4 and Vita

I can't remember the last time I downloaded a demo, but I'll happily take the time to nab the trial for Dragon Quest Builders (PS4 here, PS Vita here). I'm so curious about this game. What initially looked like a me-too sandbox constructio...   read

 
 
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New to Dragon Quest? Nintendo has your back

The English-language version of Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS finally came out over the weekend, more than three and a half years after the game's release in Japan. DQ7 is well known for its length, and just following the critical ...   read

 
 
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In case you missed it, here's what Dragon Quest Builders is all about

Dragon Quest Builders is a delight. It's a completely new concept for that universe, yet it has many familiar elements like its timeless character designs and soundtrack. But a lot of you are confused as to what Builders actually...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)

While the first Dragon Quest was the first JRPG I ever played, I never really got into the series until over a decade later. In the world of DQ, I was a dedicated tourist -- present, but almost never at launch like I was for Final Fant...   read

 
 
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PAX West 2016 cosplay breakdown

Every year, PAX draws thousands of game enthusiasts to Seattle, and lots of them decide that the best way to express their affection for a given game is to dress up like one of the characters. Cosplay has really taken off at PAX since it st...   read

 
 
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My time with Dragon Quest Builders was delightful, yet simple

With the runaway success Minecraft has had, I don't blame many eastern studios for trying to emulate the formula. It's gotten to the point where a new voxel-like sandbox game pops up every few weeks or so, and even Square Enix is getti...   read

 
 
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Nintendo at gamescom: Yo-kai Watch 2 Europe release, 2DS bundles, and more

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be demoed and Yo-kai Watch 2 is coming to Europe -- that's just two of many announced plans that Nintendo has detailed for its gamescom brief. Here's a summary of what it has in store (note: most o...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest X reconfirmed for Nintendo NX

[Editor's Note: Ladies and gents, welcome Kevin McClusky (Qalamari) to the front page and the Destructoid news staff. Regular readers will surely recognize his face and name from our community. As always, that's where our best people c...   read

 
 


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