We still have Dragon Quest XI very recently. Not only because here in the West, it arrived about a year ago, but also because last September it was back in the news with its version for Nintendo Switch. However, Square Enix is already thinking about the next major installment.
Of course, do not expect it soon. Yuji Horii, the creator of the series, has posted on Twitter a New Year’s greeting card in which he talks about his work and the future of Dragon Quest. Special mention to the twelfth iteration, in which they are already working but “still has a lot left.”
Here you have the tweet. We have done the translation into Spanish based on the English translation Gematsu’s.
Happy New Year. Besides what I said [on the New Year’s card] below, I still can’t say, but regarding [Dragon Quest] XII, it still has a lot left. However, we may release other stuff before that. Please support me again this year.
In the card above, which is the one that appears in the image, Yuji Horii mentions some of the announcements and releases related to Dragon Quest in 2019, such as Dragon Quest Walk for mobile or the new animation series that is already in development. He also comments that he will continue to work hard on Dragon Quest XI after more than three decades with the franchise.
And now, 33 years after the first game, I am thrilled to face new challenges, such as the production of [Dragon Quest] XII. To all the fans who have supported Dragon Quest thus far, as well as all the employees who have kept the license alive, thank you very much. Even though I don’t know how much longer I’m going to take, I want to work as hard as I can a little bit longer.
A veteran where there are, there is no doubt about that. Thanks to him, there is one of the superb phenomena of contemporary culture in Japan. Each new installment of Dragon Quest is quite an event there.
The question that should be asked now is: will the new installment be being developed for PS5 and Xbox Series X ? Or will Switch be the base version? There is still a long way to go for us to know.
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