Dragon Quest VI DS drops Feb. 14

Portable remake of classic 1995 SNES RPG will arrive in North America on Valentine's Day.

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Gamers without a date will have something to occupy themselves with this coming Valentine's Day. This morning, Nintendo announced that Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation will ship in North America on February 14 exclusively for the DS. Published by Square Enix, the game was a massive hit in Japan earlier this year, selling nearly 1 million copies in a single week.

Already a hit in Japan, Dragon Quest VI is now coming to US DSs.

A remake of the classic 1995 SNES role-playing game of the same name--which never saw an international release--Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation will add a series of improvements to the original. Players will have the ability to allow monsters to join their party and switch between character classes. The game will have 15 character classes in all, with nine available at the game's start.

Storywise, Dragon Quest VI follows an unnamed hero and his party as they battle the evil demon king Murdaw. However, twists quickly ensue, with the protagonist becoming stuck between two realms--the real world and a phantom world of dreams. He eventually embarks on a quest to uncover his true identity--with surprising results.

For more on Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation--known as Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie in Japan--check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

47 comments
countofhell4321
countofhell4321

Never played this before only spent alone 225 Hours into Dragon Warrior 7. Imo the best and longest Dragon Quest game ever !! And after played through Dragon Quest 8. Now i have Dragon Quest 4 and 5 also in my collection. Almost done with DQ4. @youngsexynerd No way that would be there. Dragon Warrior VII is Sony licence. I have played it 225 Hours !!!!

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

I hope it will be as great as Dragon Quest IX.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

dragon quest 7 is on the wii online market thing??????

maggiemay02
maggiemay02

Great news,cannot get enough of Dragon Quest games.Thank you to everyone at Square Enix for a great Christmas present.I fill this is the best gift yet! Going to preorder now.!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This is worth picking up a DS just for this game. Valentines day is a great day to launch this game. Square Enix's showing US some love. a bit late but still great.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Yes, now I only need this game to complete the Legend of Zenithia trilogy for the DS.

AQWBlaZer91
AQWBlaZer91

WOW Talk about some amazing sales. Nice to see it in English but what about us European players what's it's release date in Europe.

widdowson91
widdowson91

It's about time this has been announced, it means Europe's release date won't be too far behind.

Maxout623
Maxout623

"Gamers without a date will have something to occupy themselves with this coming Valentine's Day." Great. Now I feel lonely. Thanks!

timoon01
timoon01

EUROPE? ANYONE? and dq7 for the 3ds would kick so much ass

Poopinhammer
Poopinhammer

Any people said it wasnt' going to come out. Hazzah!

zer0ne
zer0ne

Or maybe if SQEX will release the PS release of DQ VII on the PSN.

thps48
thps48

If it doesn't come to the eventual Nintendo platform if you see the pattern here *cough* ahem, I'm sure we can cope with playing DQVII on WiiSX, (or the PS1 for rich bastards with the time to faf about eBay. Same difference...

ahpuck
ahpuck

@shinmew eek!! you're right! Dragon Quest 5 was one of the better DQ games. I meant to say Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of Starry Skies. Which turned out to be too much of a grind for me. My apologies.

helldew
helldew

oh thank god. i was starting to get worried here

zelosphia_8
zelosphia_8

Took a while, but I'm really happy this is releasing :) Now I can hope for a re-release of DQ7.

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

Sweet. This is what I'm waiting for.

St_muscat
St_muscat

On my birthday too, perfect timing :)

shinmew
shinmew

@ahpuck How can you not like DQ5? It was one of the best.

sebetai
sebetai

I plan to reserve it in January then when i pick it up i can reserve Pokemon black and white. in the mean time i can finish Dragon Quest 5. 2011 is going to be an awesome year in gaming.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Woot, I've been waiting for this one. Pretty excited to play it since I liked Terry a lot in Dragon Quest Monsters.

Addizzle
Addizzle

Would love to see this on PSN or even XBL for us gamers that are old enough remember playing Sqauresoft classics.

luffy11234
luffy11234

Where is my news on X? But still I'm happy

AceJakk
AceJakk

now release Dragon Warrior VII to the PSN!

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Now if they'd bring DQ1, 2, 3 and 7 to EU. :(

MamoruNoHakkyou
MamoruNoHakkyou

Finally!! So many people were worried that it would never see the light of day after being announced for released along with IV and V and yet here it is. Take that, doubters!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I would be preordering this right now if A) i hadn't already paid off MVC3, and B) the 3DS wasn't coming out in March. Looks like I'll have something to buy around Easter though.

LovePotionNo9
LovePotionNo9

Finally! I've been waiting on this year for years. One of the games that got me to buy a DS in the first place. Sure took long enough. Now all we need is Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2.

monson21502
monson21502

im sick of dragon quest. get me breath of fire on my 360 or ps3!!!

sebetai
sebetai

Finally! i love dragon quest. going to reserve this in January.

ahpuck
ahpuck

I'll buy this to wash away the bad taste dragon quest V left behind. You can't go wrong with classic Dragon Quest.

shinmew
shinmew

I hope the fixed that magic system this 6. I'm going to get it in hopes that the english will help me understand how the magic works in this game.

ZIVX
ZIVX

Great news can't wait to play this!

IcedEarthaholic
IcedEarthaholic

I am SO pre-ordering this, and getting this day frigging one! I have both Dragon Quest IV and V, now I can complete this awesome trilogy. I am overjoyed!

blackace
blackace

I'll pre-order it once it gets into Gamestop system.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

just bought 9 a few weeks ago. i should be finished by then.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

im mainly talkin about the dragon quest series, man ive always loved these games from dq monsters on the gameboy to dq7 on playstation an on to dq8 on the ps2, i think dq8 really highlighted how great this series can be on a console, that was a fantastic game, all im tryin to say is i wanna play sum more dragon quest on consoles, old or new dqs!

svaubel
svaubel

Finally! took them bloody long enough.

tommygun6644
tommygun6644

@ youngsexynerd They do send a lot of old RPGs to the PSN market place, not so much the Xbox market place I think, but still... RPGs are the best type of title you can currently have on a handheld IMO, until they add a second joystick.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

Fantastic News! Many of us have been waiting for this news for a while, as I have enjoyed both Dragon Quest IV and V on my DS the last couple of years, so this is definitely a first day buy for me.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

i wish they would quit sending every good rpg to the ds, nothin wrong with ds i just am to old an dont realy like playing handhelds anymore, why not send sum of these to the psn an xbox marketplace!