Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII will be released for the 3DS in 2016

Dragon Quest fans can finally celebrate… Nintendo has announced that 3DS remakes of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will be released in North America in 2016.

Originally released on the PSone (as Dragon Warrior VII) in 2001, Dragon Quest VII was remade for the 3DS in 2013 for a Japanese audience and is finally making its way to North America after three long years of non-committal responses from Square Enix. Dragon Quest VIII won’t be taking such a circuitous route as it was originally released for the PS2 in 2005 and made its 3DS debut in Japan last year.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is expected to be released in North America next Summer. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will follow not too far behind, but it currently has a “TBA 2016” launch date.

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