Earlier this year on the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate.
The series creator has already mentioned how it’s intended to be a much “darker” and adult-themed take on the long-running JRPG series. Now in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, Square Enix’s president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda has mentioned how it could potentially pave the way for the series’ direction over the next 10 – 20 years:
“Dragon Quest XII is being developed taking into account the next 10 to 20 years of the Dragon Quest series… There are parts that remain consistent with the traditional image of Dragon Quest, but new elements are also necessary. After all, as a brand we always need to innovate.”
In terms of how the new Dragon Quest game will innovate, Yuji Horii previously mentioned how command battles would undergo some changes. While there’s no release date or platforms just yet, we do know the game will be running on Unreal Engine 5 and should be a simultaneous worldwide release.
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