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Joystiq presents

Dragon Quest IV scheduled for winter release


Square Enix knows how to develop a game quickly: already have developed the whole thing twice. You'll be able to see this efficiency through redundancy at work this winter, when the first of the three DS Dragon Quest remakes hits Japan.

The company has opened the official Dragon Quest IV-VI website, which is probably not based on any NES-era websites, and, as such, doesn't have much content yet beyond the vague release schedule for IV and its CERO rating of A (All Ages). If this is coming out this winter, does it mean that it'll be competing with Dragon Quest IX? Or will IX even come out this year? It is a powerful mystery.

[Via Dengeki]

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1. Is Dragon Quest IV the same as Dragon Warrior IV? If so, well, hotdamn.

Posted at 10:14AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by garvey

2. Yes just like they screwed FF until VII DQ was messed up here. In fact one of the earliest promotions of the Nintendo Funclub/Power was Dragon Warrior NES.

Posted at 10:26AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by hvnlysoldr

3. So wait, I'm confused. Have these remakes been announced for release anywhere but Japan? B/c I'm very very excited for them, but ain't no way I'm playing an RPG in Japanese. (Hence much lower excitement if that is the case.)

Posted at 10:49AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by ambient

4. They've only just now been announced for Japan, but large Square Enix games have a tendency to come out in the US as well. Recently, anyway.

Posted at 11:42AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by JC Fletcher

5. I hope they get localized. Being someone who has recently got back into games since a long hiatus, it is good to get classic games without tracking down classic consoles. Updated graphics just sweeten the deal!

Posted at 11:51AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Lenyu

6. It begs the question. How hard is it to learn Japanese?

Posted at 12:03PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by lagsalot

7. First you'll need to learn hiragana and katakana. Those seem to be the easiest. Japanese school children get those first. After that, you'll need the 1,000+ Kanji. BTW, those three alphabets are often mixed and matched. But it's a video game, so playing it won't be totally impossible, thanks to the graphics and visual cues. Good times.

Posted at 1:35PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by ikiryou

8. So they probably won't relase these in the states like all the other DQ remakes, right?

Posted at 4:33PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Pizza Pasta

9. "It begs the question. How hard is it to learn Japanese?"

Oh, it's easy you can learn it in about a week! [/sarcasm]

Posted at 5:08PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by usagi704

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