RUMOR: Square Enix Trademarks Holey Heroes, Possible Dragon Quest VII 3DS Localization?

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

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News has surfaced of a trademark from Square Enix for both Europe and the United States regarding a new video game. The trademark for both shows a name consisting of two words: Holey Heroes.

Holey Heroes US Trademark - Possibly Dragon Quest VII?

While this may sound unrelated to a Dragon Quest game, there are a few of things to take into account. One, according to volunteers for the site, the plot for DQ7 does deal with “holes” in the world. Two, Square Enix has had a history of alliteration in their Dragon Quest subtitles on Nintendo consoles (Chapters of the Chosen, Hand of the Heavenly Bride, Realms of Revelation/Reverie, Sentinals of the Starry Skies). Three, Nintendo may still not be willing to put any sort of religious reference on a game for its consoles, which would put the literal translation of the subtitle, Warriors of Eden, in jeopardy.

All I know for sure is this: if this turns out to be an iOS game, WE RIOT!


This article originally had a link to the trademark page for the United States. However, the page does not appear when you click the link. If you wish, you can search for it at the United States Patent and Trademark Office site.

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  • Tara

    That name, though. Just sounds super cheesy. That said, if we get DQVII, regardless of subtitle, you can bet I’m buying it. Hell, I’ll buy copies for my friends, too.

  • davidvinc

    Dragon Quest 7 has nothing to do with “holes” in the world. That’s Dragon Quest 6. In Dragon Quest 7 the world has been sealed away and you must restore it by finding tablets in the present and going back to the past to solve their problems. I want Dragon Quest 7 as much as the next guy, but this is really a stretch.

    • Pyrotek85

      Yeah I’d like to see something more substantial before I get my hopes up.

    • Tara

      I want to be hopeful about it, too, but your argument kinda kicks me back to reality.

      At least I still have the PS version if I really want to play, but it’d be nice seeing it on the 3DS.

  • JoeDaniel

    people just love that “we riot” line… crazy lol

  • Jaxon Holden

    It’s a smartphone game where you toss doughnuts around pole with a “pay per toss” model

  • Razorfall

    It’s probably an indie game or something. BUT I would love to see a DQ7 release. I’d like to see the DQM remakes as well, but after finally getting to play the first one I can see why it hasn’t made it yet. As awesome as the game is, I cannot stand the fact that anything 20m away from you looks blurry as hell when you go through the traveler’s gates

  • Dogi

    Yeah, that title has nothing to do with DQ7 as far as I can tell. I doubt it’s a localization of one of their JP only mobile games either though.

  • Thanatos2k

    That would be a SAD subtitle for DW7.