I Am Setsuna is marked for a March release on the official Nintendo Switch games page, but publisher Square Enix issued a press release today confirming the Chrono Trigger-inspired RPG will be a digital-only launch title in North America and Europe.
Other Switch games coming out on March 3 include:
- The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
- Just Dance 2017
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Skylanders: Imaginators
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- Super Bomberman R
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While there was no mention of a Switch version of Dragon Quest XI during Square Enix’s Jump Festa event this past weekend, Nintendo confirmed on their company website that the RPG is coming to their new home console.
Dragon Quest XI is currently slated for release on the PS4 and 3DS sometime next year in Japan.No comments
Square Enix revealed new information on Dragon Quest XI at Jump Festa 2017 today, premiering the game’s opening movie, showing off footage from the PS4 and 3DS versions and launching the game’s official website.
The company also put out a short trailer for one of the party members: Camus, a rough-talking thief that has a strong sense of duty.
During the stage event, director Takeshi Uchikawa announced that the game will take place in the world of “Lotozetasia.” He also confirmed that the 3DS version will support StreetPass in a different manner than the treasure maps in Dragon Quest IX.
Dragon Quest XI is scheduled to launch in 2017 in Japan.
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Nintendo’s European and North American branches announced today that Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will launch for the 3DS on January 20 in their respective regions.
The enhanced port of the classic PS2 RPG features several changes from the original release, like the removal of random battles, the addition of Red and Morrie as playable characters, an alternative ending and post-game story content.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will be retail for $39.99 when it releases next year.
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An updated release of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 is coming the 3DS on February 9 in Japan.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional adds more content, appearances from characters and monsters from past Joker games and the ability to import monsters they’ve collected in the original Joker 3.
Square Enix has not announced plans for a global launch. The original Joker 3 never saw release outside of Japan.
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With less than a month left before its North American release, Nintendo is making their promotional push for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past.
In addition to touring the game across the country, the company recently launched the official Dragon Quest VII site. It has tons of info on the game, including the new features being added to the 3DS release, like StreetPass and online bonuses.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past launches for the 3DS on September 16.
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Square Enix MMORPG Dragon Quest X is coming to Nintendo’s next platform, codenamed NX.
The game’s producer Yosuke Saito confirmed its development, along with a PS4 version, in an interview with Famitsu while addressing a question about server load with the current releases.
“I think there will be an influx of new players that peaks with the launch of the PS4 and NX editions,” said Saito. “Up until then, rather than the incoming new players, we are doing our best for the people who are playing already.”
Dragon Quest X was actually announced for the NX last year, but Square Enix retracted that statement and instead said that they were merely considering bringing the game to the NX.
The game has been exclusive to Japan since its launch in 2012 and there is no word on whether Square Enix plans to bring the game to the West with the future releases.No comments
Bravely Second co-producer Masashi Takahashi was at PAX East this past weekend signing autographs and meeting with fans at the Nintendo booth. He was also the main guest at the company’s Bravely Second developer panel on Sunday.
For those that weren’t able to attend, a recording of the entire panel is available on the PAX Twitch channel, along with other unrelated events from that day. However, since Twitch deletes archived streams after 15 or 60 days, Nintendo Everything saved and uploaded an alternate recording to YouTube.No comments
There is a little more than a week before Bravely Second: End Layer launches North America, which means there is still time to pre-order from select retailers and receive one of three sets of DLC costumes.
The Bravely Second demo, The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, is currently available in the eShop. In addition to featuring a side-story not present in the actual game, the demo includes bonuses that can be transferred into the full game.
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Not long after the European release of Bravely Second: End Layer, players and news outlets began reporting that the game’s side quests, which originally had multiple outcomes, were altered to only have one “good” conclusion.
In a statement to Nintendo Life, Nintendo confirmed the changes and attributed them to player response from the Japanese release.
“Based on feedback received after Bravely Second: End Layer’s release in Japan, the development team at Square Enix, in conjunction with Silicon Studio, decided to implement a number of revisions to the game for the purpose of improving its quality and creating a more enjoyable product.
“One such change affects the game’s optional side quests, where players encounter a conflict between two opposing parties and choose which party to side with.
“When the game was released in Japan, each side quest would end with the team lamenting the decision they made, regardless of the player’s decision. This was intended to help players empathise with the characters’ situation, but overwhelming feedback from players indicated that they felt an unsatisfying disconnect between their intentions and the characters’ reactions. In response, these side quest endings were amended to show the party readily coming to terms with their actions in a manner that does not cause the player undue regret for their decisions.
“These changes do not affect the gameplay or the course of events in the game, and were made with the intention of improving the game experience for players.”
Bravely Second: End Layer arrives on the 3DS on April 15 in North America.
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