Dragon Quest 12 is “Still Many Years Away” – Yuji Horii

Dragon Quest series creator teased CEDEC + KYUSHU 2018 attendees with scant details.

Posted By | On 10th, Dec. 2018

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Square Enix’s Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of An Elusive Age may have first released last year, but it came to the West this year in September. With full voice-acting, a compelling storyline, and excellent combat, the RPG was highly praised by critics. It even saw fairly strong sales numbers in the United States, according to The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella.

So of course, the question now is: When can we expect Dragon Quest 12? Though it’s too early to say, game designer and series creator Yuji Horii did tease attendees at the CEDEC + KYUSHU 2018 conference last week about the same (as per Famitsu). During a panel, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino actually asked about the sequel’s status.

Horii said, “I actually already came up with the keywords, but I can’t say anything here”, before laughing. He went on to note, “Since Dragon Quest 11‘s scenario was well-received, this time I want the same reception for the gameplay systems, but I could also surprise everyone and make it an epic. Now I just feel like teasing everyone.” He then laughed again.

In terms of a “theme”, Horii revealed, “I keep absentmindedly thinking about making the theme the feeling of ‘wanting to make dreams come true.’” That being said, he ended the talk by noting that Dragon Quest 12 is “still many years away”.

Check out Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of An Elusive Age in the meantime. It’s available for PS4 and PC – read GamingBolt’s official review of the console version here. It’s also coming to the Nintendo Switch.


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