2021 is the year for anniversaries, it seems. From The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Pokemon to Sonic, Resident Evil, and many more, quite a few notable gaming properties are celebrating major anniversaries this year. One more is Dragon Quest, and Square Enix seems to have a special stream planned.
A special anniversary celebration livestream has been announced for Wednesday, May 26, about two weeks from now, at 8:30 PM PDT / 11:30 PM EDT. May 27 is Dragon Quest Day, or the series’ anniversary, so expect something special. Sure enough, Square Enix says the stream will be “introducing the upcoming line-up in the Dragon Quest series,” with series co-creator Yuji Horii also confirmed to be attending. The stream will also feature live Japanese to English interpretations, which will be a first for Dragon Quest streams.
Dragon Quest 11 launched in Japan nearly four years ago, so the hope is that Dragon Quest 12 gets announced soon. Over a year ago, Horii said that the next game in the series was still a little while away, but here’s hoping it’s close enough for an announcement now. Meanwhile, the Dragon Quest Builders team also said over a year ago that they were working on something new, so it should be interesting to see what that is (or if it’s even related to Dragon Quest).
For what it’s worth, Horii said earlier this year that Square Enix would be making “all sorts of announcements” to celebrate Dragon Quest’s 35th anniversary, so hopefully, there’s good stuff headed our way on May 26. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated.