Nintendo News | Dragon Quest IX DS Confirmed!

By Adam Riley 18.12.2006 35

Update 3 - A new official video has been released by Square Enix. Follow this link to check it out in its two sizes (small and large): http://www.square-enix.co.jp/dragonquest/20th/DQ9.html

Update 2 - Further news has begun to filter in, such as the subtitle to the game being Defender of the Stars. Other interesting tidbits are that the game will have a four-player co-op option and will launch sometime mid-2007.

Also, a video of the game (as well as Wii's Dragon Quest Swords) can be seen below:

Keep it here for more!

Update - Dragon Quest IX has been confirmed for the Nintendo DS! The game will feature Wi-Fi compatibility and is being worked on by Level 5, just like Dragon Quest VIII on the PS2.

More details to follow...

Original Story - According to Nintendo Inside, Square Enix has advertised in the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper that a Dragon Quest presentation is due on Tuesday 12th December. A new DQ game announcement is expected, but will we see DQ Swords (Wii) and DQ Monsters (DS) as well?

Stick around to find out more...

Box art for Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Developer

Level-5

Publisher

Square Enix

Genre

Turn Based RPG

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  10/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  10/10 (7 Votes)

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Smilie lets hope they show a video.. and reveal some of the storie!!

( Edited on 11.12.2006 12:48 by C.O.C.K.Z. )

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It'll be a PS2 DQ I reckon Smilie

Well, it's too soon for Dragon Quest IX, surely...although it HAS been two years in Japan. Hmm...

We have had Dragon Quest Heroes and Dragon Quest Monsters are already on DS, with Itadaki Street ft Mario & DQ as well.

Could be a remake of an older DQ for the PS2, perhaps, or even DS. Can't wait to find out! Smilie

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I don't really like the Dragon Quest series...

tiamat1990 said:
I dont really like the Dragon Quest series...

Smilie how very dare you!

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jesusraz said:
Could be a remake of an older DQ for the PS2, perhaps, or even DS.

Being the key words there, I'd say it'll deffo be a PS2 one, or maybe a PS3 one.

No i dont think that will happend? I think they will show the Wii version, its to early to make DQ IX and too late for PS2, if you know what i mean! Smilie


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Gods in His Heaven. Alls right in the World.

I can't believe it! Bloody fantastic news!!!!!!!!!

Smilie Smilie Smilie

*Explodes*

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Holy crap. This is massive. DS soaring even higher am confirmed.

Kinda disappointed it's not coming to Wii, but I'll take DS definitely. Ace!

So I was wrong...and that is good. When will SE stop humping the DS though? Smilie

Never, hopefully. Nintendo and Square-Enix, brought together again by their love of touch! Smilie

Guys, click on that link and look at the screens and tell me that isn't one of the best, if not the best, looking DS games so far. Bloody excellent.

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The fans have spoken... DS is the future, and PS2 is the past. Square-Enix has listened!

WOW.
WOW.

So, Nintendo feelin' the Square love? Smilie Dragon Quest IX? Can you BELIEVE IT!? Smilie

Is it a DS exclusive then? It'd be crazy... but....

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Fantastic news, I've heard nothing but good things from the Dragon Quest Series.

Sounds like it's exclusive, yep. Smilie

I'm quite dissapointed, I would have prefered for the game to be on a home console, with beautiful RPG graphics..

EDIT: I take that back, i've just seen some screens of the game running in realtime, AMAZING

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( Edited on 12.12.2006 12:47 by Monkey Wii. Luffy )

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SquareEqix are now very firmly supporting the DS indeed.

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Wow...it makes sense as far as the DSes amazing sales go, but still; something so major being a DS exclusive instead of going to the PS3 or Wii. That's just amazingly awesome! Smilie


Just looked at the screens. The style is just gorgeous, I have never played a Dragon Quest game but I am so excited now. lol

With Square fully behind Nintendo, Sony is finished in Japan.

( Edited on 12.12.2006 14:05 by Jacob4000 )

Square just seem to keep on coming wit the incredible visuals don't they? I never imagined that amount of detail in the town area on DS too...

I can only imagine what Crystal Chronicles on DS could turn out like... from what I've seen already it looks truly amazing, as does this...

So, no spin off like FFXII-RW, this IS the REAL Dragon Quest IX, & it's EXCLUSIVE to DS?

Seems to good to be true, hopefully it won't do a Chain of Memories on us.

EDIT: Seen the video, it looks great, the graphics are really smooth looking, though I'm most impressed by the Wii game DQ Swords, thwe graphics are very impressive IMO, Square Enix don't let down in ANY department for a second. Is there ANYTHING they can't do?

Incredible graphics: Check
Brilliant music: Check
Huge Great games: Check
Jaw dropping FMV: Check

Seems they're good at what they do...

( Edited on 12.12.2006 18:25 by SuperLink )

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So, no spin off like FFXII-RW, this IS the REAL Dragon Quest IX, & it's EXCLUSIVE to DS?

Yep. the real deal.

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if you look at the screen shots its a new game guys, the name say Dragon Quest IX, not remake of ps one stuff.. it looks perfect, and i can truly say its over for psp and playstation it self

Smilie yeessss DQ rocks! Smilie

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