Dragon Quest VIII releases on Western 3DS systems in January 2017

by on November 4, 2016

One of the best games ever made releases early next year with a raft of improvements specially for 3DS systems.

Dragon Quest VIII is one of my favourite all time games. With it’s excellent cell shaded looks and great localisation it captivated me back on PS2, and it looks set to do so again when it releases on Nintendo’s 3DS family of systems on January 20th 2017.

It isn’t just a straight port either. There’s a bunch of changes being made to the game. For starters, random encounters no longer exist. Instead the monsters will roam the lands for you to pick and choose your battles, similar to how they did it in Dragon Quest VII earlier this year. There’ll be extra story content, two new characters to play as and a photo mode complete with poses and enhancement features.

January isn’t that far away, and I can’t wait to get back into this. If you can’t wait, and you haven’t played Dragon Quest VII yet you can read what I thought of it here. It’s pretty good, and should keep you occupied until VIII launches.