Square Enix has announced that it will be revealing the next Dragon Quest game Monday, September 5 in Japan. The news will be broadcast live through the publisher's Ustream channel at 2 p.m. Japan time (1 a.m. Eastern time) and we have a sneaking suspicion what it’ll be about.
Dragon Quest X wasn't specifically mentioned, we know it's far along in
development because of a remark made by Dragon Quest series composer Koichi Sugiyama last April. Sugiyama said
that he was working on the soundtrack for Dragon Quest X for some time in 2012.
Furthermore, a trailer for Dragon Quest X will ship with the Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection when it comes out on September 15. The
collection is a Japan-only title, but we don't think Square Enix will put the
first look at the new Dragon Quest in another game, especially when it could do
something like a live online announcement preceded by an announcement that
it'll be making an announcement.
Square Enix revealed it was making Dragon Quest X for Wii back in 2008, no details, screens, or excerpts of
companion novels for the game have been revealed so far. If the broadcast is
what we think it is, Dragon Quest X will be the first Dragon Quest made for a
home console since Dragon Quest VIII was released in 2004, unless you count Tower of Mirrors. Which we don't.
Sept 2, 2011