Dragon Quest creator Yuji Hori announced this week at the Niconico Super Conference 3 in Chiba, Japan that the “next Dragon Quest” was in the works by Square Enix. While the report isn’t specific as to which Dragon Quest franchise in particular, it should be noted that Dragon Quest producer Yosuke Saito and chief planner Anzai Takashi were caught by surprise by Mr. Hori’s reveal.
The last main series Dragon Quest game to release was 2012’s Dragon Quest X. It was an online MMORPG that expanded on many of the mechanics that Dragon Quest IX set up. Unfortunately, it was never localized. Hopefully we’ll be seeing this next Dragon Quest come stateside.