Popular board game series Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary is receiving the digital treatment and being made into a game. This was confirmed by Square Enix during today’s 2016 PlayStation Press Conference over in Japan. There’s also a teaser site which you can check out. But for now, here’s a video:
The game commemorates both 30th anniversaries of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy and will be coming for both PS Vita and Playstation 4 in 2017.
Time for another instalment of current Japanese TV commercials from YouTuber, JPCMHD. I really cannot get tired of this channel and look forward to each update. This time around there’s ads from Calpis, a Star Wars inspired Kirin ad, a Dragon Quest mobile game and loads more!! Check them out below.
Here’s an amazing video in the style that only Japan can pull off of the release schedule for the PS4 in 2016. I just love how the Playstation intro track has been remixed by Tofubeats and carries over into the whole clip! There’s some great stuff in this clip, Gundam Break 3 looking amazing for one and Dark Souls 3 for those who like their gameplay devilishly difficult.
Star Ocean, Yakuza, Naruto…it’s al in here and waiting!
Here’s another cool promo from Japan for the launch of the latest Dragon Quest game, Dragon Quest Heroes.
In a joint collaboration between Square Enix and Sony, an entire wall at the Marunouchi Line at Shinjuku train station, has been covered in 100,000 bubble wrap Slimes from the game.
The wall is in the Tokyo Metro part of the station and commuters are actively encouraged to pop the bubbles on the wall during their daily commute.
The official site keeps count on how many are left and there are also some cool wallpaper downloads as well. The campaign started on February 23rd and runs through to March 1st, 2015. Dragon Quest Heroes launches today in Japan for the PS4.
Dragon Quest is enjoyed by many in Japan and the world, many more will discover the game on smart phones. So it’s with this in mind that Square Enix have teamed up with a smart phone manufacturer and released a Dragon Quest phone.
The phone is being developed by Sharp in the deal which saw Square Enix team up with Japanese phone carrier, NTT DoCoMo. The phone will be coming with Android 4.2 otherwise known as Jellybean while the insides will contain a Snapdragon 2.2 GHz quad core processor. The other tech specs are on par with most smart phones but the real difference is in the outer casing. The phone will come enclosed in a metallic Dragon Quest cover which is sure to raise some eyebrows, it looks amazing. Rounding off the package is Dragon Quest VIII coming pre-installed on the phone.
A new tasty treat has popped up recently in the Square Enix shop in Shinjuku. The memorable Slimes from the Dragon Quest game can now be purchased in a bottle as delicious snack for the sweet tooth out there.
The bottle itself is also shaped like a Giant Slime from the popular series.
The bottle will contain eight pieces of candy and will sell for ¥890 while refills will be sold separately for ¥500. If you’re in town, or will be soon, head to SE HQ at Higashi-Shinjuku in Tokyo.
Japanese publication Famitsu has announced that Square Enix have shipped over 1 million units of Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden for the Nintendo 3DS since it was released on February 7th.
Keep in mind that the original version of this game, back in the day for the PS1, shifted 4.1 million units in Japan. As yet, Square Enix is remaining tight lipped about this remake coming to the West. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Another games showcase is almost upon Tokyo to be held at the same venue as the Tokyo Game Show, Makuhari Messe. That showcase is the annual Jump Festa which will also be seeing an influx of games from prolific developer, Square Enix.
In fact, SE will be having more playable games than what they showed at this year’s TGS. So far on the roster we have Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Gyrozetter, Dragon Quest VII. Attendees will also be able to see videos of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Dragon Quest X.
Gyrozetter is a new game that SE will be showing off for the Nintendo 3DS, the full title is Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross. Jump Festa will be held on December 22nd and 23rd.
Square Enix have confirmed that one of the biggest games for the next gen console, the Wii U, will be making an appearance at Tokyo Game Show. The game will be shown during the Square Enix stage event and at this moment, it won’t be playable but they will be sharing new content and new information on the title.
We’ll keep you posted on this one and don’t forget, Tokyo Game Show runs from September through to September 23 with the 20th and the 21st being the press only days.
We’ve seen what Namco Bandai are bringing to the Tokyo Game Show and now it’s the turn of another prolific developer, Square Enix. They also launched their TGS portal site and while they haven’t exactly listed what will be playable and what will be in video form, there’s some mighty games in their arsenal for this year’s show.
The following games are a list of what will be shown off in the company’s “megatheatre” video showcase”:
Bravely Default (3DS)
Final Fantasy III (PSP)
Sleeping Dogs (PS3/360/Windows)
Call of Duty Black Ops II (PS3/360/Windows)
Hitman Absolution (PS3/360/Windows)
Final Fantasy XIV (PS3/Windows)
Lord of Vermilion Re:2 (Arcade)
Otome Break! (iOS/Android)
Demons Score (iOS/Android)
It’s a Wonderful World Solo Remix (iOS)
Symphonica Grand Maestro (iOS)
Emperor’s Saga (GREE)
Galaxy Dungeon (GREE)
What the breakdown is of playable games to just videos of games is unknown right now however this is not a complete list so there’s still plenty of time to make a final announcement.
Dragon Quest Monsters Terry’s Wonderland 3D, Gyrozetter and Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 will be featuring in the family corner of the booth as well as Dragon Quest X having its own event.