Next Dragon Quest confirmed?

Series composer Koichi Sugiyama indirectly reveals the existence of Dragon Quest IX.

At a game-music concert in Tokyo, Koichi Sugiyama--the musical composer of Square Enix's Dragon Quest franchise--let slip that the ninth game in the role-playing series is reportedly in development, according to a Dengeki Online article. "I don't know when it will go on sale, but [designer] Yuji Horii seems to be working on something for Dragon Quest IX, and as a gamer myself, I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of design he comes up with," Sugiyama said, without mentioning a platform.

The acclaimed composer made the comments in Tokyo on August 11 at a Dragon Quest-themed concert, called The World of Dragon Quest, as part of the 20th Family Classic Concert. At the event, Sugiyama conducted a symphony in the performance of several tunes from the first eight Dragon Quest games.

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LordAndrew
LordAndrew

I guess not. Seems it might be for the DS.

miniblijo
miniblijo

boeia, hurry up man and finish it already

Neverfail66
Neverfail66

WHOOT DRAGON QUEST!!!!!!!!!! WHOOT SUGIYAMA= BEST COMPOSER EVER!!!!!!!!!!

breno_fc
breno_fc

não importa oque eu falar voces não entendem mesmo :P auahuahauaha

KanefromCanada
KanefromCanada

FallenAngel says that the X360 has bombed in Japan so far just like it's predecessor... If it has bombed that bad then the 360 wouldn't have gotten FFXI by Squeenix, who also owns the Dragon Quest franchise. It's unfortunate but it seems like you can play almost any game on any system. Not much is staying that "exclusive" anymore. I think it will be on PS3 myself and I hope Squeenix does keep this title exclusive.

slayercentury
slayercentury

DON'T WORRY EVERYONE IT'S GOING TO BE FOR PS2. THERE'S A PICTURE OF ONE NEXT TO THE TITLE NAME ON TOP. SO ALL WILL BE OK.

lougs
lougs

sounds great! dq8 was great game looking forward to anothr adventure!

shazaila
shazaila

This sound fantastic. DQ 8's 100 or more hours long, and the game's just great. I would get DQ 9. Rasta01, you don't know RPG's, so don't insult something you obviously didn't play.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Rasta01, DQ 8 was meant to be an old school RPG and I'm sure I speak for a lot of fans out there when I say it was mighty damn pleasing to see that it was so. Granted games like that is for not everyone (like you), you're welcome to stick to Chrono Cross and Grandia (great games those two also), but for hardcore RPGers like me, DQ 8 was panacea. So I hope we do have gems like DQ 8 come out once in a while. And for the other idiots out there who're clamoring for the game to be released for the Wii or X360, do the math. X360 has bombed in Japan so far just like it's predecessor, and unless Blue Dragon comes out and shows that yes, maybe, just maybe Japan will warm up to a MS made console, you can kiss ANY DQ game coming out for the X360 goodbye. Wii...that's really appealing, but considering how radically hard porting between Wii and PS 2/3 might be (what with the Wii's controller and all) and also that fact that Wii is getting it's own DQ spinoff as a launch title, I'd say that's hardly likely too. so that leaves the PS 2 or more probably, PS 3 as the console most likely to get DQ 9. And before the same idiots who this rant is aimed at start accusing me of being a Sony fanboy, no I'm not one. I'm just a fan of good console RPGs, regardless of the console. I'm getting a Wii as soon as it'll launch, and maybe, maybe a PS 3 sometime in the future, like five years from now when and if it comes down to 300 bucks :).

rasta01
rasta01

dragine quest..that damn game suck!!! the sh_t is slow paced very much and there are so many damn random batttles it just kills the game.that game was boring and slow the story was weak and old. it's about time rpg's come out of the random battle thing and put enemies on screen. like grandia chrono cross.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

As long as it comes, i will do anything to play it ... Dragon Quest to me drives the RPG scene far better than Final Fantasy these days ... long live the DQ universe!

LSUTIGERMAN
LSUTIGERMAN

I would be fine with them putting it on the PS2 the graphics were fine for my taste in DQ8 so a graphcial update isn't that big of a deal for me. Even though DQ8 was enormous think of how much bigger it could become on the PS3. Think of it having a real living world, that would be something. My major problem with it coming on the PS3. Is this game really worth $600-700?

sykoticangel
sykoticangel

I wish people would exercise their brains a little before posting. Too much nonsense pollutes these comment sections. Anyway, I'd like to reiterate SolarisXD's post for anyone looking for one of far too few intelligent comments: "Let's face it this is almost certainly going to be a PS3 title. They're hardly likely to release Japans favorite game series on the xbox 360 are they, and there's already a spin off DQ game coming out for the Wii." I'd just like to add that we've been told porting between the Wii and the other consoles is highly, highly unfeasible. Therefore the Wii will receive its own DQ spin-off title separate from the mainstay DQ9. As Solaris and a few others have pointed out, the X360 failed miserably in Japan, which would lead the only likely conclusion- the Playstation 2/3 platforms. And PS2 is probably the iffy one between those two, depending on how much Enix wish to raise the bar for this entry.

Ardus
Ardus

I hope it's for anything but the PS3, because I don't want to have to pay $600 for that damn system.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

"Its very annoying that this most certainly going to be a ps3 title cause sony ans seveeraly crippled the potential & creativity of japanease developers with their crappy crappy systems. *Crosses fingers & hopes for wii* " This is a stupid comment! Developers end up developing for what games the user base demands! It has nothing to do with Sony! Microsoft and Nintendo themselves would do the same thing! It would be stupid not to take advantage of any opportunity if there was one. Also stop being biased on something not even out yet. Oh and they are not going to end up publishing it on the Wii, fanboy. Likely the PS2.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Its ending up on the PS2 or PS3. The Wii already has like a Dragon Quest game coming out on it. It wont ever come on the 360. That would be stupid. The 360 isnt successful in Japan. PS2 is must likely.

dragkill
dragkill

Wow can there EVER be a game on here that is apparently coming out, and have NO one boast/brag about " Oh it's coming to the [Insert name] system", or "It should come to the [Insert name] system" Also I read a comment earlier that said DQ was always on the PS..... Do your homework before you say something about that. Dragon Quest 1-6 have been on the nes and SNes, DQ 7 was on the playstation along with remakes, and DQ 8 was on the PS2. Now putting that aside, i'm glad the series is still coming along. This series (along with Final Fantasy) got me playing the RPG genre, along with many other people.

Ices100
Ices100

Final fantasy is nothing compared to dragon quest, cause even on the ps 2 a 3d system is still has some old sound effects an things to keep it to the originals. Very much unlike the ff boring love stoires, and the last one really was the 6th one.

KathR
KathR

This is great news indeed! Now if they'd only re-release the older games onto GBA or the PS2 that would be perfect! Never had the opportunity to play DWIV, V or VI...

JoPeMo
JoPeMo

I'm happy to hear there is a new Dragon Quest coming.. VIII was great, hopefully they will have customizable character looks (clothing and Armor) for all the selectable players. And Tag team magic and physical attacks would be great. that's all I'm sayin.. Ooh yea that Wii stuff.. BRING IT!!

gameuniversepan
gameuniversepan

This is DQ... wtf has the wii to do with it... stick with the PS formula... and do something diferent for the wii.

Kcube
Kcube

I think it would be best for the Wii,Using the Wii-Mote would be cool> So Enix put DQ back on Nintendo ;)

noxian
noxian

Chernnunos What's with the "stay for ps2 and ONLY ps2" crap? You ps2 freaks and Sony-fanbois out there WISH Fable and Zeldas were released on PS2..and you'd buy them it they were. So shut up. -------------------- Zelda maybe. I WISH Molyneux had completed the quickly-patched-together-to-form-a-complete-game-to-meet-release-time game that was Fable. Everything from the size of the Fable world to the save system, all stunk of a game that ended up quickly wrapped up to finish the project and kicked out the door. lot of potential there, but in its current form, sorry, wouldn't care what console Fable is on.

AngelCage
AngelCage

DQVIII was a GREAT game really and pretty charming too. I will keep an eye on this (dam, i need more than two eyes xD) Now, about the plataform: Multiplatform please square. DQ8 has a 'childy' cute style in cell shading, and the style really fits too well for the concept. That kind of visual style could be made for any nextgen, but a Wii-PS3 launch could be great! About Sony stealing nintendo games and nintendo stealing sony games: Dragon quest franchise if an tm from SQUARE not nintendo, not sony. Square made games for whatever system they like and neither sony or nintendo are stealing nothing.

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

I haven't even completed VIII!!!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i never liked the dragon quest series. the graphics and art style never gripped me.

exedeath
exedeath

It doesn't really matter what system it comes out for cause really you should own them all anyway by now. I just hope Square doesn't get their game ruining hands in the development.

Chernnunos
Chernnunos

What's with the "stay for ps2 and ONLY ps2" crap? You ps2 freaks and Sony-fanbois out there WISH Fable and Zeldas were released on PS2..and you'd buy them it they were. So shut up.

samuraibambi
samuraibambi

i havent played dq games at all.. should i?:D (ff is my thing)

Illumination77
Illumination77

Its very annoying that this most certainly going to be a ps3 title cause sony ans seveeraly crippled the potential & creativity of japanease developers with their crappy crappy systems. *Crosses fingers & hopes for wii*

gertish
gertish

Glad to hear there's another in development. Wouldn't mind PS2 but...if it went on the PS3...then I would cry. It would be another thing digging at my head saying "BUY THE PS3 GERT!"

Andrew_D28
Andrew_D28

"Now, if you were born in 86 I might be able to understand where you're coming from, but otherwise..." Meh even if Gamepunk was born in 1986 that doesnt excuse em. I was born in 1985 and I know DQ I-III were released on the NES, Then Rereleased on the SNES and GBC. IV-VI were released on the SNES, and the only three to be on a Sony system are DQ V remake, and DQ VII and VIII (not counting spinoffs for any system). And legendmaker, about Wii stealing PS2 games? Tell that to the FF series, the whole start of it much like DQ was on Nintendo systems (though both series seem to be spreading around now).

Oilers99
Oilers99

Not much of a surprise. But I wonder if it even has a platform yet. Sounds like it's just in the planning stages.

acegunslinger
acegunslinger

Meh, I wish they would work on a new Chrono game instead.

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

DQ8 was really good. Loved the symphonic score too. I wonder what system 9 will be on.

legend_maker
legend_maker

i hope DQ9 does NOT come out for Wii, it should stay for Ps2 and only Ps2, Wii should go get its own games... pshh trying to steal Ps2 titles

Kcube
Kcube

Here is hoping its for the Wii.Nintendo needs the DQ series :)

topraman517
topraman517

"Yeah i know eh? Gamespot is so slow. I heard about this almost 2 weeks ago." That may be true, but many of us find it convenient to find all this game related news in one place, and two weeks is not a long time for news like this.

Raeldor
Raeldor

Dragon Quest VIII was probably the best RPG I have ever played. Can't wait for more.

ZphillyZ
ZphillyZ

I'm excited for Dragon Quest XI. I hope it come out for the Wii.

SolarisXD
SolarisXD

Let's face it this is almost certainly going to be a PS3 title. They're hardly likely to release Japans favorite game series on the xbox 360 are they, and there's already a spin off DQ game coming out for the Wii.

Brain_Plug
Brain_Plug

pencilpusher.... y did u wink at gamepunk? *raises eyebrow*

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

You're joking about DQ games always being on the Playstation, right gamepunk86? Now, if you were born in 86 I might be able to understand where you're coming from, but otherwise... ;)

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

dragonquest games have always been on the playstation system. that's why. anyway, who didn't think there was gonna be another dragonquest game, there are already 8 for f****'s sake.

Andrew_D28
Andrew_D28

They also said if DQ swords sales like hotcakes for the Wii, DQIX could appear on the Wii. And anything thats a DQ game is guaranteed to break the bank in japan.

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

I doubt it will happen, but I would love to see it on the 360!