The classic Japanese RPG series will have a lot to celebrate come next year.
While never quite catching on in the west, there’s still a lot to love about the Dragon Quest series. As a franchise, it has at times held on single handedly to the classic Japanese RPG genre. The latest mainline title, Dragon Quest 11, has now come out on most platforms, and the future seems to potentially be filled with more entries.
Speaking at the Dragon Quest 10 Fall Festival 2020 event, franchise Creator Yuji Horii hinted at announcements to come next year. While he didn’t get specific, he seems to imply there could be a lot more announcements than usual due to 2021 being the 35th anniversary of the series (thanks to Gematsu for transcribing and translating the talk).
“Thank you very much for today. Next year, Dragon Quest will celebrate its 35th anniversary. I believe we will be able to make all sorts of announcements in regards to that. And there is still a whole lot of fun to look forward to in Astoltia [the world of Dragon Quest 10]. Please continue to support Dragon Quest in the future. Thank you very much!”
We know that Dragon Quest 12 is in active development, but it’s been said to be a ‘ways off.’ An action RPG based on a new anime series is set for 2021 called Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. That’s about it, so I imagine it’s possible a lot more could be announced in the next year.