Tale as Old as Time, Dragon and the Quest
There aren’t a lot of games that have 11 main series entries. There aren’t a lot of series that have lasted 35 years, but Dragon Quest has. The first Dragon Quest game came out in 1986, which makes this year its 35th birthday. To celebrate, Square Enix will be holding a livestream in a couple of weeks. It will be held on May 27th, the anniversary of the first game’s release. Square Enix plans to update fans on the “latest information about what’s going on – and what’s yet to come – in the world of DRAGON QUEST.”
We have been awaiting a new Dragon Quest game for a few years. There have been spin-offs like Dragon Quest Walk in 2019 and Dragon Quest Builders 2 in 2018, but we haven’t had a main series game since 2017, though ports for Dragon Quest XI have come out as recently as March 2021 on Stadia. Hopefully, fans will get some news on Dragon Quest XII or even another Heroes or Builders game. There is no word yet on what will be revealed or talked about on the stream, but for the first time for the series, the broadcast will have live English translation of the Japanese-spoken announcements.
Join us in celebrating the 35th anniversary of Dragon Quest!
The show will feature live English interpretation from Japanese, so tune in for the latest information about what’s going on — and what’s yet to come — in the world of #DragonQuest… https://t.co/gsLKuhp27a
— DRAGON QUEST (@DragonQuest) May 13, 2021
In the early years of the series, a main series Dragon Quest game came out every year or two. Ever since 1995, there have been 4 to 5 year gaps between titles. We are coming up on four years without a new game, so hopefully we aren’t in the longest drought of Dragon Quest content and instead get some good news. The 35th Anniversary stream starts on May 27th, but if you plan to watch live in North America, it will begin on the evening of May 26th.
What Dragon Quest news are you hoping for? Let us know in the comments below.