Following the announcement of Dragon Quest XII, Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, and more earlier today, Square Enix sent in an official press release.
While we don’t hear much more than what we did during the livestream, we do get the mention that Dragon Quest XI and its enhanced version Dragon Quest XI S have shipped over 6.5 million copies worldwide.
The Dragon Quest series has shipped 82 million units worldwide.
We also get a message from Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii.
“I’d like to thank the fans who have always loved the DRAGON QUEST series and who have continued to support it throughout the years, along with the new players who are just beginning their journey in the world of DRAGON QUEST. I hope we can continue to celebrate the series for another 35 years to come!”
The press release also gets brief official blurbs about four of the six titles announced, likely confirming that the publisher doesn’t plan to release Dragon Quest X Offline in the west, at least for now.
It’s worth mentioning that we also get the confirmation that only Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi has platforms announced for now, everything else remains shrouded in mystery.
DRAGON QUEST XII
Following the massive hit of the critically acclaimed DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, together the titles surpassed over 6.5 million copies worldwide, DRAGON QUEST XII is the newly announced mainline entry in the series.
DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake
In this latest visual iteration of DRAGON QUEST III, long-time fans and newcomers will be invited to experience this HD-2D version of DRAGON QUEST III that provides a unique three-dimensional feel by adding 3D effects to pixel-based backgrounds. DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake is planned for release on console.
DRAGON QUEST TREASURES
A completely new spinoff from the DRAGON QUEST series, DRAGON QUEST TREASURES explores the childhood of the siblings Mia and Erik from DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. As Mia and Erik, players will embark on an RPG treasure hunting adventure in another world before the events of DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
DRAGON QUEST KESHI KESHI (Final Name TBC)
Developed with NHN PlayArt, this title is a free-to-play mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android devices that will feature popular DRAGON QUEST series characters, monsters and items as erasers which are used to erase graffiti in the game.