Square Enix Trademarks in English Could Mean Hope for Dragon Quest Fans

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Fans of Dragon Quest outside Japan are pretty desperate for news. While we’ve been hearing quite a bit of news from that camp overseas, we’ve not heard a peep about games like Dragon Quest VII or Dragon Quest X in the United States or Europe. Sure, Reggie tweeted about it once, and if I recall, there was some sort of listing on Amazon France. But two trademarks that have appeared might offer something a little more concrete.

Possible Dragon Quest | Luminaries of Line

Possible Dragon Quest | Seeds of Salvation

Here, we have listings for Luminaries of the Legendary Line and The Seeds of Salvation. Enchantingly poetic, wouldn’t you say? A lot like…Dragon Quest titles. I imagine you don’t need me to list off examples, but for the sake of argument, the last two localized Dragon Quest games were Sentinels of the Starry Skies and Realms of Revelation. Back when I first reported on Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS, I offered up my usual “hope springs eternal” and had a good discussion going with you guys about our chances of playing the game in English.

Nintendo has said 2014 will focus more on “advanced” gamers like us. At this point, I think my prediction of a Dragon Quest-focused Nintendo Direct (or perhaps one or several E3 announcements) next year is looking somewhat more realistic. What do you all think? Are we being too hopeful, or are these trademarks worth contemplating? Are they for Dragon Quest VII, X…both? Neither? Be sure to let me know what you think!

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  • davidvinc

    While I do hope with a fervor that this is news of X and VII, in the back of my mind I can’t help but think that “Seeds of Salvation” and “Luminaries of the Legendary Line” are for the iphone ports of DQ1 and 2, respectively.

  • Ralph

    What davidvinc said, although I actually believe Seeds of Salvation to be for DQ3 instead of 1. They’d fit the plots, if you go by the assumption that the Legendary Line stands for the Loto bloodline.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      I agree with the two comments above me… though as far as your question goes.. will we ever see DQ10? Hell no. The wii u hasn’t sold well enough, dragon quest isn’t popular enough here and the server and translation costs would be extremely high. I don’t understand why they didn’t bring over Dragon Quest VII right away though… I thought the other DS titles sold fairly well? Perhaps i’m wrong. I would have been a LOT more irritated if DQ7 didn’t exist at all in english, but at the very least we have the PSOne version to fall back on (though I’d prefer the 3DS remake from what I’ve seen of it)

  • I’m REALLY hoping for Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online…I really want that game…MMORPG!!!

  • smacd

    All I want is confirmation that DQ isn’t dead in the west, again. Bring the 3DS games first, and the mobile games as well would be great. I buy everything DQ.

    But please don’t bring DQX here. I hate to say it, but DQ is on a death watch here, and bringing a niche-in-the-west series is hard enough, but an MMO iteration as well… it wont do well and could finish off DQ in the west altogether. Its not worth risking the series in the west to bring it here.

    • Tara

      Agreed so much. Well, not on the mobile games, I could care less if they bring them, though I guess it’s a minimal risk thing overall.

      DQVII and that Slime Morimori game, though? YES PLEASE.

      I ultimately agree very much on the fact that X would definitely probably sell very poorly and end up making them decide the series is “not worth it”. So hopefully they won’t do that kind of intentional self-destruction. At the same time, we’re talking about Squeenix, so…

  • RagunaXL

    sweet! I hope so!

  • Trevor Love

    I am dying to play Terry’s Wonderland in English! I will never stop hoping for this localization! The more games available here in general, the bigger the smile on my face!