Not content with releasing eighty remakes of popular Final Fantasy titles and making an obscene profit from said actions, a recent online interview with CEO Yoichi Wada revealed that the company has plans to remake an unknown number of their other mega-popular franchise, Dragon Quest (also known, for earlier iterations, as Dragon Warrior here in the states).
Which titles and how many are as of yet unknown ... the information seemed to just slip right out of Wada-san's vocal cords ... but we'd imagine a compilation similar to Final Fantasy: Dawn of Souls. Also, while not officially confirmed for the DS, we can't really imagine these titles going anywhere else. Does this news excite you guys, or are the old-school DQ titles just a bit too old-school?
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5-24-2007 @ 10:05AM
Saying this excites me would be an understatement. Dragon Quest 1-6 on DS is pretty much a wet dream come true. They are my first and one true love in RPGs.
5-24-2007 @ 10:33AM
Having recently picked the the gameboy color comp. of 1 & 2, I would much rather see a remake in the style of FFIII.
5-24-2007 @ 10:42AM
how many times a week do you have to ask us if we like remakes and re-releases. isn't it obvious? YES! don't ask again!
XYZ - your bitterness is showing through your fly!
5-24-2007 @ 11:33AM
Yeah man this totally excites me. Let's pray for V and VI to finally hit American shores!
5-24-2007 @ 12:17PM
Hyper C said...
OH, COME ON!! Doesn't anyone miss the days when Squaresoft had more creativity then marketing strategy. They've barely been trying to make truly great games lately.
Doesn't anyone realise what's happening here? You people ask:
- "Why isn't there a new Crono Trigger game?"
- "Why arn't they remaking FFVII?"
- "Why are the directors of the Mana series going off on such random tangents?"
- "Why won't they make a new Vagrent Story?"
You know why? It's because we keep buying the half-baked crap they release instead. They are a business and they have longevity in mind. They know excatly the things we really want. Square is sitting on at least a dozen "aces in the hole", and you can bet we won't be seeing any of them. Not until we stop buying the games they release while they're holding a royal flush.
5-24-2007 @ 4:31PM
this excites the crap out of me!!!!
i might be in a minority, but i love DQ much more than FF, and ANY remake for the DS is totally welcome. Of course it would be incredible if they did a 3D remake like FF3&4, but even a GBA port would be fine with me. I bet it'll be a year and a half at least before we see this released even in japan though...
5-24-2007 @ 9:56PM
Hyper C: That's the thing-- they're no longer Squaresoft, but Square Enix. As much as I've enjoyed some of the DQ and FF spinoffs. I'm with you on the new games thing. However, games are really expensive to make these days, and Enix was never as risky as Square was as far as creative development goes. It's a sad situation that Square Enix is just giving us more of the same, but it seems that it's what the majority of the fans want. Part of me hopes that either fans are wrong, or Square (Enix) will continue to pump out high-quality product (with the occassional misfire).
Me, I'll be sitting over here hoping that FFVII doesn't get remade, but that Front Mission 1st for the DS gets a localization...
5-25-2007 @ 1:51AM
Did we all forget how amazing the DQIII remake for Gameboy Color was? I'd say that -that- project was much more of a... quantum leap forward from the original than FFIII DS was from the NES game, content-wise. Something like that with Dragon Quest IV would give me a constant erection until the day I die.
5-25-2007 @ 1:58AM
Dragon Warrior I was one of the all-time greats. I will rebuy a DS (Lite this time) just for this game. I remember reading an article about an elderly man, who beat this game with no weapons equipped! God that's insane. I had a hard time with that game with the best weapons. (I modded my N-Gage, so I could play this game!)
5 out of 5....easy.
5-25-2007 @ 10:49AM
Mike Corey said...
metal slimes ftw!
5-25-2007 @ 8:55PM
As long as they include Dragon Warrior III I'm happy, I have for my GBC and it's so awesome