Sq. Enix formally introduced the following mainline Dragon Quest sport in the course of the sequence’ thirty fifth anniversary livestream occasion. The title is named Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Destiny, and it appears to be like to have a darker tone than earlier entries within the long-running RPG franchise.
Whereas Sq. Enix did not showcase any gameplay footage of Dragon Quest XII, it did share the sport’s emblem, which you’ll try under. No launch date or platforms had been confirmed, however based on sequence creator Yuji Horii, the corporate is aiming for a worldwide launch with the sport.
Horii teased that the theme of Dragon Quest XII is having choices and selecting your individual manner how you can play, which appears to recommend the sport will probably be extra open-ended than earlier installments. Horii additionally teased that there are choices made by the character which may change the entire sport.
Whereas there wasn’t a lot in the best way of concrete particulars, Horii did verify that Sq. Enix will probably be shaking up some core components of the sequence with Dragon Quest XII. Particularly, the builders are going to vary the long-standing command battle system. Horii did not share any extra specifics past that, however he did tease that instructions will not be eliminated solely. You may watch the teaser trailer for Dragon Quest XII under.
Horii first spoke about Dragon Quest XII again in January 2020. On the time, nonetheless, he did not share any particulars concerning the sport, solely confirming that it was “nonetheless a methods away” from launch. “Completely satisfied new 12 months. There’s much more that I could not say within the message under, however as for Dragon Quest XII it’s nonetheless a methods away. Nonetheless, there is perhaps one thing we will announce earlier than that. Please proceed supporting us this 12 months, too,” Horii wrote on Twitter (as translated by Siliconera).
Earlier than this, the final mainline Dragon Quest sport was Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, which initially launched within the West for PS4 and PC in 2018. A Nintendo Change port titled Dragon Quest XI S arrived the next 12 months with extra content material, together with the 2D mode from the unlocalized 3DS model. That version of the sport was subsequently ported again to PS4 and PC, in addition to Xbox One, in 2020.
Sq. Enix introduced a handful of different new Dragon Quest video games in the course of the thirty fifth anniversary stream, together with an HD-2D remake of Dragon Quest III. That title will likewise obtain a worldwide launch. We additionally received a take a look at a brand new spin-off known as Dragon Quest Treasures, which follows a younger Erik and Mia from Dragon Quest XI on a treasure-hunting journey. Lastly, Sq. Enix introduced a brand new Dragon Quest X growth in addition to a chibi-style offline model of Dragon Quest X. The previous will stay Japan-exclusive, nevertheless it’s presently unclear if the latter will obtain a Western launch.