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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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Do you like passwords in games? Dragon Quest XI 3DS might have them

Dragon Quest XI is still hitting the 3DS later this year, but it might be getting one extra legacy feature from the series -- passwords. Known as "Spells of Restoration" on earlier iterations, creator Yuji Horii recently noted that he's int...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Builders localization confirmed, actually includes Vita!

Poor, poor Vita. If only you hadn't launched with awful proprietary expensive memory cards against the dirt cheap generic SD card support of the 3DS. Maybe we'd be looking at a different timeline, a less dark timeline, that involved I Am Se...   read

 
 
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Thank goodness Dragon Quest Heroes II has multiplayer

It's been known for a while that Dragon Quest Heroes II would have multiplayer capabilities, but actually seeing it in action is another thing. This new video from the team showcases the four player co-op element, as well as the adherence t...   read

 
 


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Dragon Quest's 30th anniversary is coming, Square Enix is livestreaming it

The very first RPG I ever played was the original Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the west) on the NES. I was immediately drawn to the golems and slimes, and even though I'd gravitate more towards other franchises like Chrono Trigger a...   read

 
 
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Here's some new Dragon Quest Heroes II footage and screenshots

Dragon Quest Heroes was pretty great. Even if it was my first Dragon Quest game, and one of my first Warriors games, I still had a grand ol’ time busting hordes of monsters and have been interested in seeing more of the upcoming sequ...   read

 
 
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This Dragon Quest Heroes II development update video is adorable

Want to know what's up with Dragon Quest Heroes II? After a lovely little intro featuring some of the development leads programming themselves into a classic 8-bit rendition of the world, there's also a ton of gameplay to watch, with some k...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II gets an in-depth new trailer

We got a quick look at Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End a couple months back, but the newest trailer is much more comprehensive, giving each character new and old ample screen time and explaining all of the vari...   read

 
 
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Splatoon shirts come to Dragon Quest X

Japan is doing all kinds of #brand #synergy according to Japanese Nintendo, if you want to know what from the last Nintendo Direct is different for those living in Japan. For example, Dragon Quest X is free in Japan through the Nintendo eSh...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II will have free character DLC

Just yesterday I thought out loud about who I might recruit for my Dragon Quest Heroes II team, lamenting the absence of Yangus. But he's going to be in the sequel after all! Square Enix put out a new trailer and footage for the Omega Force...   read

 
 
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Which of these Dragon Quest Heroes II characters should be on my team?

Ben was right. I don't know how anyone could play Dragon Quest Heroes and not come out the other side wanting to be best buds with Yangus. I'm hopeful he'll show up in the sequel, but for now, let's take a closer look at the recently confir...   read

 
 
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Cor blimey! More characters revealed for Dragon Quest Heroes II

We just got our first look at the new characters to appear in Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End a few days ago. According to a page from the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, it seems Dragon Quest Heroes II wi...   read

 
 
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This Dragon Quest Builders display was built with lots of blocks

Last year, Square Enix promoted Dragon Quest Heroes in Japan with a huge wall of poppable slimes at a metro station. It was the stuff of dreams. (For me, anyway, but then again I see strange things when I sleep.) A similar campaign is now u...   read

 
 
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You can pick up a Dragon Quest Builders demo in Japan

Dragon Quest Builders is massively intriguing. While most Minecraft-like games are usually just straight-up clones from smaller developers, here we have Square Enix and a massively popular property meshed in, and who knows -- it c...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is going all out for Dragon Quest's 30th Anniversary

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest in Japan, and Square Enix is going all out for the celebration. During a live press event this morning, series creator Yuji Horii and producer Ryutaro Ichimura detailed the many different...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Builders will not support PlayStation TV

When you pick up a game on Vita, it should inherently just be supported on the PS TV, right? Well that's not the case in a number of instances, and it's really starting to get confusing. Just recently, Square Enix has confirmed that Dragon ...   read

 
 
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These Dragon Quest wedding invitations are adorable

Planning a wedding is one of the toughest things I've ever done (with help, of course), but finding fun ways to get through it is one of the best parts. That's just what one Japanese couple has divined, crafting PS2 box invitations themed a...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Hot on the heels of Hyrule Warriors, Koei Tecmo released Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below. It takes the long-running and well-loved Dragon Quest series of JRPGs and throws them straight into a Dynast...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest X is getting a Wii, Wii U, and 3DS bundle in Japan

Another year, another lack of Dragon Quest X in the west. Square Enix has added insult to injury recently too, as it just announced a new Japanese bundle that includes the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS versions of the game. So if you've been wa...   read

 
 
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