New Dragon Quest game in development, still no word on Dragon Quest X

Series creator Yuji Horii may have spilled the beans before he was meant to.

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Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii has confirmed the "next" Dragon Quest game is already in development, although he unfortunately didn't provide any information beyond that.

According to Game Jouhou (as translated by Gematsu), Horii revealed that Square Enix is "making the next" Dragon Quest game during during the Niconico Super Conference 3 this weekend. He wasn't specific about whether this would be a proper, numbered release (Dragon Quest XI would be next, if so), nor did he indicate what system or systems it would be coming to. The last two numbered DQ games have been for Nintendo platforms.

It's noted in the original report that fellow Dragon Quest developers Yosuke Saito and Anzai Takashi seemed to look surprised by Horii's revelation. If his announcement regarding this new game wasn't planned, it could explain the lack of any of the essential details we'd like to know.

The most recent game in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest X, has yet to be released outside of Japan. The subscription-based MMO originally launched in August 2012 on Wii before being ported to Wii U, PC, and Android. An international release has been discussed but never confirmed, and we remain in the dark as to whether the game will ever be seen in other markets.

Now that we know the long-running Dragon Quest series is getting a new entry, what would you like to see from it? Let us know in the comments below.

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