Dragon Quest IV Mobile Ports Heading West

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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Dragon Quest IV

Square Enix’s lineup for Gamescom 2014 will feature the iOS and Android ports of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. Their inclusion pretty much confirms the game will see a Western release. Gamescom takes place August 14–17 in Cologne, Germany.

This will be the third time the game will get released in the West. The first was the original NES version under the name Dragon Warrior IV, followed by the 2008 DS remake. There was also a remake for the PlayStation, but that was never released outside Japan.

Square Enix has said they plan to release many games in the series for mobile platforms. Dragon Quest IV will join Dragon Quest VIII as the only mobile entries available in the West so far. While it’s not one of the Dragon Quest announcements we’ve been hoping for, it’s nice to see Square Enix hasn’t completely abandoned the idea of bringing the games over.

I know you all have opinions on this, so leave them in the comments below!

Source: Press release

About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.

  • Tyrannikos

    SE continues to confirm that they are out of touch.

  • Coarse

    I’d rather stab myself in the eyeballs with forks than ever play anything on mobile. Glad I already own a proper version of this on DS.

  • Adrian Smith

    I’ve come to accept that these games won’t come to the vita or 3ds so at the very least I hope it’s a decent port and not over priced like DQ8

  • Tara

    On one hand, I’m glad they are bringing the games to people who haven’t had an opportunity to play them before. On another hand, I’m disappointed that those people will be playing it for the first time on mobile, literally the worst platform.

    I don’t understand why games keep ending up on mobile platforms, the controls literally are complete crap, and I honestly think most of the sales are because people are like “Oh look, a game I loved on another platform! I’mma buy it!” then they try playing it a few times, then never play it again because the controls suck.

    And for those that don’t play on a 3DS/PSV in public for some kind of social stigma reason… I say “bleh” to you. I will state right now, I’m an adult old enough to do anything I want (let’s just say I’m old enough to rent a car in any state) and I play my Pokemon X/Y Edition 3DS XL in public and couldn’t care less what anyone thinks. I’m playing good games, with good controls, and not struggling to play the opera scene in Final Fantasy VI because the stupid touch controls suck. (Sidenote, I don’t play FFVI on my 3DS XL, as there isn’t a way to. But I was talking to a friend that has the Android version of FFVI, and he was telling me how awful it is to play the opera scene on it. That’s precisely why touchscreen games suck.)

  • ragunaXL

    this is great! I’d love to play this! just hope it’s available through amazon and not just google play! square has some great games on kindle but are way behind what they’re offering on play. i’ll keep playing chaos rings and cross my fingers. I can do that because my device doesn’t have like ten buttons while half the surface is dead plastic. all screen, it’s all screen.

  • Another_Unknown

    Square-Enix CEOs are a bunch of idiots.

  • abcdefgqwerty

    anything on mobile sells tons because so many morons have phones now. A hundred old ladies will get it because of the name not even knowing what it is