Dragon Quest VII Gets First Promotional Trailer

By Az Elias 14.12.2012 6

Dragon Quest VII Gets First Promotional Trailer on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Square Enix has updated its official Dragon Quest VII website to reveal a promotional trailer and first running gameplay footage for the Nintendo 3DS remake.

The game will have a wealth of new features amongst the graphical overhaul, including the doing away of random encounters, visible job costumes in battle, a full orchestrated soundtrack, Street Pass functionality, and many other additions.

Fans can check out the official Japanese website here, and watch the promotional trailer below.


 

Dragon Quest VII will be released in Japan on February 7th.

What do you think of the way Dragon Quest VII for Nintendo 3DS is shaping up? Do you hope for a localisation in the West?

Box art for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Developer

Arte Piazza

Publisher

Square Enix

Genre

Turn Based RPG

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The only Dragon Quest I've played was DQIX and I didn't think the franchise is for me like Final Fantasy is but...this does look pretty great. I think I have to give one or two more games in the series a shot. The Dragon Quest Main Theme that's in like every trailer gets me every time with its sense of an epic adventure just waiting for you...Smilie

( Edited 14.12.2012 15:03 by SirLink )

This trailer combined with the fact that I FINALLY have a 3DS makes me ten times more excited for this game. If they don't localize this, I will cry. 

SirLink, I would definitely give this game a shot. DQ is certainly different from FF in just about every game. DQ's stories are even more straightforward than FF, and they put a lot more focus on battling/skills/customization than the character development. 

However, I would say that of the Dragon Quest games that I have played, VII has some of the best and most fleshed out characters. The lithograph system the game uses is just so much fun, and while it isn't the only DQ to use time travel as a key gameplay point, it definitely gets it right. 

All of the optional quests you could do to get extra equipment and stuff really reminded me of the World of Ruin quests in FFVI when you are getting all of your characters back. They were so fun and jam-packed that you couldn't believe they were optional. 

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Red XIII said:
This trailer combined with the fact that I FINALLY have a 3DS makes me ten times more excited for this game. If they don't localize this, I will cry. 

SirLink, I would definitely give this game a shot. DQ is certainly different from FF in just about every game. DQ's stories are even more straightforward than FF, and they put a lot more focus on battling/skills/customization than the character development. 

However, I would say that of the Dragon Quest games that I have played, VII has some of the best and most fleshed out characters. The lithograph system the game uses is just so much fun, and while it isn't the only DQ to use time travel as a key gameplay point, it definitely gets it right. 

All of the optional quests you could do to get extra equipment and stuff really reminded me of the World of Ruin quests in FFVI when you are getting all of your characters back. They were so fun and jam-packed that you couldn't believe they were optional. 

That does sound great. I should have mentioned that I also watched a full Let's Play of DQIV DS and I can definitely see the focus on gameplay instead of character development. The characters in that game had personalities but there wasn't really much dialogue or interaction between them, which is something I really like. But maybe that was because it was a remake of an older game. I'm getting the feeling that DQIX was just a bad place to start, with its "Create your own characters" mechanic and endless grind to mix class skills. It almost felt like a game that tried to make fans comfortable with the fact that DQX was going to be a MMORPG.

I definitely did a lot of grinding to master all the classes I wanted to, which was very reminiscent of FFV. But the game is probably only as difficult as FFV, meaning you won't need to grind if you don't want to. The main thing that's so fun is looking for all the lithographs and restoring worlds to see what happens when you get back to the present. 

If you're into older DQ or jrpgs in general, play Dragon Quest V. It is the freshest RPG experience I've had in the past five years, out-freshed only by Xenoblade. I had been looking forward to trying DQIX, now you've got me worried.




( Edited 15.12.2012 21:47 by Red XIII )

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Red XIII said:
I definitely did a lot of grinding to master all the classes I wanted to, which was very reminiscent of FFV. But the game is probably only as difficult as FFV, meaning you won't need to grind if you don't want to. The main thing that's so fun is looking for all the lithographs and restoring worlds to see what happens when you get back to the present. 

If you're into older DQ or jrpgs in general, play Dragon Quest V. It is the freshest RPG experience I've had in the past five years, out-freshed only by Xenoblade. I had been looking forward to trying DQIX, now you've got me worried.

Oh, don't take my word for it. The things I didn't like about DQIX are more things that personally bothered me with my weird way how I like my RPGs and not really flaws of the game itself. I've only played through it once when it launched and haven't played any other DQ to really compare it to. Watching a Let's Play of DQIV DS doesn't really count, since that guy just completely destroyed the game and knew like everything.

I think I'll try to grab all the DS remakes eventually, at least they keep doing them for DQ unlike one other particular series *cough* Where the hell is a FFV 3DS remake *cough*.

I clocked up over 300 hours on 9 in the end. Not expecting anywhere near that with 7 of course, but I love the series. Can't wait.

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