Sq. Enix muses on the concept of bringing again Dragon Quest IX, presumably on Swap

Sq. Enix muses on the concept of bringing again Dragon Quest IX, presumably on Swap

Dragon Quest IX was immensely common, and some of the profitable Dragon Quest video games within the historical past of the sequence. Not simply in Japan, thoughts, however I knew scores of US gamers who have been at all times trying to hyperlink up and rock multiplayer, DS-to-DS. It was a social recreation earlier than StreetPass and cellular titles actually took off. Everybody wanted a full copy of the sport to play, an idea that helped it smash gross sales data.

It was additionally a fairly good recreation, and that is why we’re speaking about it a decade later. Sq. Enix is speaking about it too, as they simply hosted a particular Dragon Quest IX 10th anniversary livestream, which touched on the concept of bringing the sport again to fashionable programs. Though the cellular platform is an apparent alternative, given {that a} ton of Dragon Quest video games are on it already, Swap was additionally closely mentioned, with, in keeping with Siliconera, roughly “80-90% of its playerbase” asking for it on Swap.

In typical Sq. Enix vogue you may must beg for it, as co-director Jin Fujisawa has requested that followers maintain noting curiosity: as they’ve been for practically 10 years. Degree-5 CEO and Sq. Enix buddy (critically, he exhibits up at a ton of their livestreams!) Akihiro Hino says that it might take “a couple of yr” to make from his finish if it was a straight port.

As Siliconera factors out, the workforce notes that nothing is confirmed right now, they’re simply speaking in regards to the thought. However Sq. Enix is Sq. Enix, they usually have a pleasant assortment of “smash glass if income are down” modules, and Dragon Quest IX on Swap would make a fairly penny in the event that they ever wanted it.

Dragon Quest [YouTube via Siliconera]

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