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Nintendo Brings Dragon Quest VI to North America

OcelotOcelot is not declawedRPGamer Staff
edited December 2010 in Latest Updates
Is Nintendo doing a Valentine's Day favour to the partners of RPGamers by giving them a great gift idea? Or is it doing them a disservice as their partners fidget through dinner? We'll find out soon, as Dragon Quest VI is out on February 14th.
Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
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  • LordKaiserLordKaiser Under watcher Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Hehe! Finally coming here. I wonder how much it will take to a DQ fan blow up in joy.
    Never buy a game published by D3 Publisher that is not WKCII. They cheated on their fans by releasing a game that they didn't support not even for a year and they released a rushed translation.
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited December 2010
    *eats shoe leather*

    Never expected them to squeak this out before the 3DS launch.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2010
    Yay for Nintendo! If this game gets marketed as well as DQIX was, it should sell well and hopefully we'll get Dragon Quest X as well.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    February 14th? I was NOT expecting it that soon.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2010
    Good job Nintendo. Now for your next trick, do Xenoblade.
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
    Twitter @FinalMacstorm
  • JuMeSynJuMeSyn Code: Kirin Administrators
    edited December 2010
    Ah, Nintendo, bastion of advance word for the masses being withheld.
    No matter, I suppose I'll have to play this. Considering the SNES game was championed by some as on par with the best of the RPGs on the system, though I never played the import.
    It's not what he's eating, but what's eating him that makes it ... sort of interesting.
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Macstorm said:
    Good job Nintendo. Now for your next trick, do Xenoblade.

    I presume there's a list of upcoming games for the next two quarters about to drop soon? Xenoblade and/or Last Story getting some release details would be great.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • TiaelTiael Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    F*** yes, take that GameFAQs doubters.
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  • Sir ErdrickSir Erdrick Overlord Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Yay! This news makes me happy! We don't even have to wait all that long for it to come out either!
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2010
    In honor of this announcement, I've started my first playthrough of Dragon Warrior... yes, the first one.
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
    Twitter @FinalMacstorm
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Macstorm said:
    In honor of this announcement, I've started my first playthrough of Dragon Warrior... yes, the first one.

    NES or GBC?
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2010
    shoptroll said:
    NES or GBC?
    GBC. I need my DQ/DW portable.
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
    Twitter @FinalMacstorm
  • JuMeSynJuMeSyn Code: Kirin Administrators
    edited December 2010
    You probably won't be playing DQ VII or VIII anytime soon, then.
    It's not what he's eating, but what's eating him that makes it ... sort of interesting.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2010
    JuMeSyn said:
    You probably won't be playing DQ VII or VIII anytime soon, then.
    I can (and am in the process of) make DW7 portable, but yeah, DQ8 will be a problem.
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
    Twitter @FinalMacstorm
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs The Bemused Administrators
    edited December 2010
    shoptroll said:
    I presume there's a list of upcoming games for the next two quarters about to drop soon? Xenoblade and/or Last Story getting some release details would be great.
    I believe Xenoblade is still being called "Monado: Beginning of the World" according to Nintendo's NoA release schedule. Arceus knows if this name will change to "Xenoblade" when the release is better confirmed, though.

    Anyway, I am still in the process of playing my first Dragon Quest game. Still, it's cool I'll be able to play this game whenever I get to it
    " I think this is why aging makes humans die! "
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    It's happy dance time!
  • TheMooseTheMoose Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Finally, we get some news about Dragon Quest VI "The Realms of Reverie".

    Lets hope Americans, Canadians, and all North Americans will get access to this great game at the same time.

    Once its available, I'll buy a copy of it right away.
  • ZbornakZbornak Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    This is great news, plus it helps alleviate my worry about Xenoblade coming over. Since they announced DQ6 less than two months before its release date, there's a good chance there will be a similarly short gap between the announcement of Xenoblade and its release.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2010
    Zbornak said:
    This is great news, plus it helps alleviate my worry about Xenoblade coming over. Since they announced DQ6 less than two months before its release date, there's a good chance there will be a similarly short gap between the announcement of Xenoblade and its release.
    Yes, especially since DQVI came out in January in Japan and Xenoblade hit in June.
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
    Twitter @FinalMacstorm
  • caddyalancaddyalan Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    I honestly didn't expect an official localization of DQ6 DS. There's been a lot of negativity about whether it's possible to sell DS cartridges to anyone other than parents and their kids. There's been a lot of cynical talk about how serious business fans don't hesitate to emulate or use flash carts. It's become clear that the DS system's lifespan is ending rather quickly. English versions of other DQ games haven't sold well. And since western RPGs have been selling well on home consoles and PCs, I was thinking that had a ripple effect on localized portable RPGs, no matter how niche or mainstream.

    But then I saw the news on Siliconera, and learned there's already a trailer in English... Well, I'll make sure to purchase a legit cart in Feb 2011. And until then, I can replay the other games.

    One more thing... The main characters' names are different compared to the partly finished fan translation of the Super Famicom game. But then again, the DQ series takes place in a fantasy world, and the main characters have fairly unremarkable personalities. It's not worth complaining.
  • MinneyarMinneyar Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    I expected this, actually -- I figured Square Enix didn't want it to come out right after DQIX, and they wouldn't release it at the end of the year because they didn't want it to compete against their other end-of-year releases, so it makes sense to release it at the beginning of '11.

    According to the Amazon page, though, it seems like they've changed the title to "Realms of Revelation," which just seems... weird. "Realms of Reverie" made more sense.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2010
    caddyalan said:
    English versions of other DQ games haven't sold well.
    Dragon Quest IX actually sold just fine. It was in the top 10 best sellers according to NPD in July and I believe also August. Nintendo marketed it pretty heavily, which I'm sure helped boost sales. Enough that they're bringing VI over, at least!
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • watcherwatcher Veteran RPGamer Full Members
    edited December 2010
    LoL, does this news qualify as a "Christmas miracle" for some folks here?
  • flamethrowerflamethrower Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    The Japanese subtitle was Maboroshi no Daichi, the illusionary world.

    The basic idea behind this game, introduced early on and present throughout the game, is that you go back and forth between the real world and the "realm of revelation." Changing things in the realm of revelation changes things in the real world, allowing you to proceed.
  • MinneyarMinneyar Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    flamethrower said:
    The basic idea behind this game, introduced early on and present throughout the game, is that you go back and forth between the real world and the "realm of revelation." Changing things in the realm of revelation changes things in the real world, allowing you to proceed.

    Right, I've played through the Japanese game. I'm saying that the term "Revelation" doesn't make as much sense as "Reverie," because a "reverie" is essentially a daydream -- in other words, alluding to the dream realm. It's a bit of a stretch to make "Revelation" fit that definition, though.
  • TiaelTiael Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Well, the title would have been NoA's change as they're publishing it, Reverie or Revelation, both fit it.
    Either way, I'm just glad we're getting it finally.
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  • DaylightDiesDaylightDies Member Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Nice to see this ease the worries of many! I'm excited, playing through DQIV for DS right now, and getting V soon. I might not be a release date buyer here but I am very excited for the eventual release!
    Bean Forever
  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited December 2010
    Ocelot said:
    Dragon Quest IX actually sold just fine. It was in the top 10 best sellers according to NPD in July and I believe also August. Nintendo marketed it pretty heavily, which I'm sure helped boost sales. Enough that they're bringing VI over, at least!

    As did Dragon Quest VIII even, it sold around a half million copies I believe, and I think some of the spin-offs and remakes did just fine. The series seems to be in pretty good shape here. Perhaps the only doubt that this one would come over was just in our crazy paranoid heads. So uhhh, Nintendo, why you're localizing Square-Enix DS games, there's this cool Gameboy remake we should talk about....
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited December 2010
    Wheels said:
    So uhhh, Nintendo, why you're localizing Square-Enix DS games, there's this cool Gameboy remake we should talk about....

    You mean two Gameboy remakes :p
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited December 2010
    Nah, he hates SaGa 3. I, however, would love it. :)
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
    Twitter @FinalMacstorm
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