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#1 johnnypark

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

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Via Operation Rainfall:

This morning, news is making the rounds of a Dragon Quest VII remake for the Nintendo 3DS. This is not a resurfacing of the rumor that was posted late last year to this effect. Dragon Quest VII has been confirmed for the 3DS, and it currently set to release February 2013 in Japan.

Dragon Quest VII (Dragon Warrior VII in the USA) was originally released on the Playstation One almost twelve years ago. Given Nintendo of America’s track record for localizing Dragon Quest DS games like DQ4, 5, 6 and 9 respectively, I’d say this game has a high chance of being localized. Stay tuned for more news from both the east and west!

Japanese magazine scans with a few screenshots at the link.

http://operationrain...lease-in-japan/

This is awesome news! DQ7 is such a long game that I never had the time to sit down and play it. Being on a portable system, though, I'll finally be able to play it. Still unconfirmed for NA but we've gotten pretty much every DQ game in the past 10 years, so I'd be really surprised if they didn't publish in NA.

What I'd really love is for them to do 7-9 on 3DS, similar to 4-6 on DS, especially because of how much more awesome DQ9 would be with full Street Pass functionality and a slightly higher resolution.

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#2 R. Kasahara

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

THANK GOD. This news is inevitable, in a way, but it's nice to have some sort of confirmation.

I'd been looking into getting the original DQ7 recently, but complete copies in good condition aren't cheap. This is a Day One purchase for me once it comes out in English... and I don't even have a 3DS yet!
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#3 cochesecochese

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

Awesome. This means we can pretty much bank on XI coming to 3DS as well. Just awesome.

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#4 RedvsBlue

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Fantastic, this is the last one I've been waiting to play!

#5 detectiveconan16

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Oh Goddess yes! My only complaint with the game was that the interface was really outdated compared to FFVII. If they could remake in the style of the Zeneithian Trilogy, I'll be really happy.

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Ooh 3D models. I hope Tose will at least use some of their DQM assets on it.

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#6 Josh5890

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

Sweet. I still have a black label of Dragon Warrior VII that I never played. But what I really want is Dragon Quest 1-3 on the Wii like Japan got.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

There was a rumor a long while ago about how "Oh, that VII is coming to the 3DS." There was heavily speculation this was for Cloud's Funtime Happy Squad and the Oedipus Rex, but I guess that's not the deal.


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#8 mebegod

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:49 AM

and hopefully soon dq 8 will happen that was such a great game, I hope that I can finish 7 this time

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:07 AM

One of my favorite RPG's, spent well over 150 hours with it. STOKED.

#10 2DMention

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

Sweet! I'll get it when it comes out in NA.
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#11 Richard Kain

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Here's hoping this comes across the ocean. They went to the trouble of localizing DQ IV, V, and VI. It would be a shame for them to leave this one out. I especially want them to localize VII so I can complete my collection.

(DW I - IV on the NES)
(DQ IV - VI on DS)
(DQ VIII on PS2)
(DQ IX on DS)

I still don't have a copy of VII on the PS1.

#12 Yanksfan

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Here's hoping this comes across the ocean. They went to the trouble of localizing DQ IV, V, and VI. It would be a shame for them to leave this one out. I especially want them to localize VII so I can complete my collection.

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I still don't have a copy of VII on the PS1.


Ha, that is exactly my situation as well. This release statesides (along with AA5) would make me definitely get a 3DS in a heartbeat.

#13 blehman

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Sweet. I still have a black label of Dragon Warrior VII that I never played. But what I really want is Dragon Quest 1-3 on the Wii like Japan got.


It's been a long time since I've played DW7. I remember it being a long time before you fought your first battle; seemed like several hours. I'm not sure what happened between me and the game, but I guess it didn't end well. Not only did I not complete the game but it ended up sold on ebay. My gaming ADD was an all time high back then though, so I think I'd really be able to get into it this time.

#14 coleipoo

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Please let this come out in NA.

DQ7 is such a great game. Long sucker, too. Takes about an hour and a half to get to the first battle. I love it.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

I don't know what the heck ever happened to my PS1 copy, but I spent many hours on it as well, definitely one of my favorites in the series. I'd love to revisit it as well, hope to see a North American date announced soon!
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#16 Dead of Knight

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

This is the worst DQ but I will probably buy it anyway.
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#17 johnnypark

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

This is the worst DQ but I will probably buy it anyway.


I'm hoping the remake will make it more playable/accessible. I got a good deal on a PS1 copy a few years ago and fired it up, only to find I didn't have the time or interest to play the two hour prologue. On a portable, I might just have the patience.

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#18 Gden

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:19 AM

This is the worst DQ but I will probably buy it anyway.


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#19 mitch079

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

I put over a hundred hours into it on the PS1 and loved it. Don't have a 3DS but if I did, I'd pick this up.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:04 AM

In your opinio, what is/are the best DQ games?

I just started VIII and it seems like a really good game. Also might pick up IX on the DS.

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#21 Axersia

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

In your opinio, what is/are the best DQ games?

I just started VIII and it seems like a really good game. Also might pick up IX on the DS.


You can't really go wrong with any of them except maybe the first one as turn-based combat with a single party member is kinda dull. Then again, you can beat it in an afternoon so it's not like it requires a major time investment.

If you're gonna play the DS ports though, try to play them in order as they're loosely tied together story wise, and you'll find the occasional nod to a past game that you'd miss out on otherwise.

Here's a list of all the DQ games I beat with my completion times for the main quest in case you wanna get the most out of your dollar or start with the shorter ones.

DQ1 - ~5 hrs
DQ4 - 20 hrs
DQ5 - 22 hrs
DQ6 - 35 hrs
DQ8 - 67 hrs
DQ9 - 45 hrs

DQ Monsters Joker 2 - 22 hrs
DQ Heroes - 11 hrs

Anyway, I hope you enjoy DQ8 as much as I did since it's my second favorite game of all time and turned me into a fan of the series.

#22 coleipoo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

Favorite of the series is DQ8, followed by DQ7 and DQ5.

I am in love with all things DQ, though, sort of biased. Only game I didn't get into in depth is Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. Looking to change that though.


#23 Dead of Knight

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

The new screens are pretty fugly.

http://www.neogaf.co...0&postcount=777

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

i am intrigued but not completely sold on it... haven't been a fan of the localization that they've been doing. i mean, i like the fact that they do it, but i think it's a little too whimsical.

on the other hand, the dw7 we received was ugly looking and the translation was ugly too. i am curious....

best dq games? 1-2 have aged poorly, the rest are all really good in their own way.

dq3 is iffy because i vastly prefer the original to the remakes, i really do not like the personality system or that weird board game.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

You can't really go wrong with any of them except maybe the first one as turn-based combat with a single party member is kinda dull. Then again, you can beat it in an afternoon so it's not like it requires a major time investment.

If you're gonna play the DS ports though, try to play them in order as they're loosely tied together story wise, and you'll find the occasional nod to a past game that you'd miss out on otherwise.

Here's a list of all the DQ games I beat with my completion times for the main quest in case you wanna get the most out of your dollar or start with the shorter ones.

DQ1 - ~5 hrs
DQ4 - 20 hrs
DQ5 - 22 hrs
DQ6 - 35 hrs
DQ8 - 67 hrs
DQ9 - 45 hrs

DQ Monsters Joker 2 - 22 hrs
DQ Heroes - 11 hrs

Anyway, I hope you enjoy DQ8 as much as I did since it's my second favorite game of all time and turned me into a fan of the series.


had to be damn lucky or used a cheat sheet to beat JOKER 2 in 22 hours (if you counting the final boss after all of the credits role) if your talking just main story before the credits yea i can see that but the final final boss had to be damn lucky
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#26 SaraAB

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

If this comes out in the USA along with news of a real Pokemon game on the 3DS I might actually be sold on the system which I do not own yet. The 3DS is something that I want to like, but the support for games just isn't there yet (pretty sad considering its almost 2 years into the console's lifecycle) Provided they don't include too many "you must pass local people playing this game" features into this game, because that stuff is useless to me since no one here plays any DQ game. On the other hand maybe I can skip the 3DS entirely and go with whatever Nintendo's next handheld will be which will likely be backwards compatible with the 1-2 3DS games I will want to play.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

had to be damn lucky or used a cheat sheet to beat JOKER 2 in 22 hours (if you counting the final boss after all of the credits role) if your talking just main story before the credits yea i can see that but the final final boss had to be damn lucky


If by cheat sheet you mean the monster synthesis table on Woodus.com then yes, I used a cheat sheet. Ended up beating the game with a Jum lvl 20 (B+4), Abyss Diver lvl 29 (B+5), and Dark Slime lvl 21 (B+4). Didn't really come close to dying either thanks to my Dark Slime having Cleric.

#28 b3b0p

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:48 AM

It's only the worst if you:

1. Have no patience.
2. Have a life.

It's probably by far the longest of any of the Dragon Quest / Warrior games released.

#29 johnnypark

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

New screenshots indicate that monsters will be visible on screen instead of random encounters ala DQ9:

http://www.destructo...ng-238585.phtml

#30 ctrek3

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

here's how crazy i am, i put 117 hours into DQ7 on the ps1, and hated it. i think i only put in the time because i played it at work. i liked DQ4 on the ds, and i remember loving the first one on the nes way back when. dont think ill be buying it.
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