UPDATE: Dragon Quest VII and VIII 3DS Remakes Coming West

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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UPDATE 1: Pre-orders for Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII are now live at Amazon.

UPDATE 2: This wasn’t just for North American audiences. Both games were announced for European audiences as well, both carrying the same names as the North American versions. This will mark the first time that European gamers will be able to play Dragon Quest VII as they missed out on Dragon Warrior VII for the original PlayStation console. Both games are expected in 2016 for the region.

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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past | oprainfall Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King | oprainfall

Finally, after years of waiting and begging, Western fans of Dragon Quest got a surprise announcement during the Nintendo Direct today. It was revealed that both Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS in 2016.

Both games were originally released in North America on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, respectively, but the remakes have been highly anticipated by fans.

Nintnedo Direct - Dragon Quest VII Nintendo Direct - Dragon Quest VIII

Along with Fire Emblem Fates and Bravely Second, the RPG lineup on the 3DS is looking pretty strong for next year.

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.




  • Zaku Convoy

    Great news!

    …But, does this mean physical versions or just e-shop downloads?

    • Tara

      This is gonna sound crazy, but I actually don’t care so long as we’re getting them! (But would prefer physical.)

    • Luiz S. S. Baglie

      During the Direct, they showed the possible boxarts for both games, so I believe they will be available in physical version, though it would be sad if not.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    This is superb news. I still have my copy of DQ VIII on PS2 and only played through it once (it’s great by the way). I never got around to playing DQ VII so i can finally rectify that.