Yuji Horii, creator of the Dragon Quest franchise, has some good news for fans today. According to reports from NintendoLife, there’s finally been some news about a new main RPG in the franchise. In a tweet posted shortly after the new year began, Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii told everyone what was going on.
“Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more,” said Horii in a statement. Continuing, he said, I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.”
So as to what this new game will look like, we don’t really know. The announcement didn’t give any details beyond that the game was on the way. Although, it’s pretty safe to assume that the team won’t deviate too far from the tried-and-true formula laid down by the earlier games. The Dragon Quest franchise has been going for years, and has enjoyed plenty of success.
The RPG main entries in the franchise have been strong as well. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition came out for the Nintendo Switch in September 2019, boosting the series with respectable sales. Developer Armor Project and developer and publisher Square Enix got a nice payday as the game sold more than 5.5 million units.
The latest game, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Grab a copy on Amazon if you want to experience this wonderfully quirky JRPG.
No confirmation if this new title will come to the West though. “We need Dragon Quest to sell in the West, even just a certain amount, if we want to keep making [localised versions],” stated series producer Hokuto Okamoto. Other entries in the franchise have also gotten some rumor milling as of late. Dragon Quest Heroes 3 may not be happening anytime soon, for example.