It is already a fact that Square Enix is working on the next installment of Dragon Quest. That said, it seems that it will be a slightly different product to what fans are used to, since there are clues that show that it could be an action RPG.
What I am referring to is that, on the page that seeks personnel for the new Dragon Quest, Square Enix indicates that it wants to hire someone who is in charge of planning the battle system.
There they point out that the chosen one will be in charge of guaranteeing the quality of the 3D action battle system. As you can imagine, they are words that have made many believe that the next RPG will have a drastically different battle system.
Undoubtedly, that Dragon Quest will abandon its traditional turn-based battle system would be a strange thing, especially since it is a series that usually respects its tradition. So, I do not rule out the possibility that this is really about a spin-off. That said, you must also remember that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age already has a system that flirts with this genre, so it might surprise you.
If it were up to you, would you like Dragon Quest to change the battle system? How do you think the next installment of this series will be like? Think about it for a minute; it’s always good to be open-minded.
Yuji Horii and Akira Toriyama created the first episode of the popular series of role-playing games, Dragon Quest. You take on the role of a descendant of Erdrick, a brave warrior from the past who must save the princess and the bright orb of the country of Alefgard, both kidnapped by an evil Dragon.
I remind you that the very first Dragon Quest released on May 27, 1986, and until now on more than 15 platforms. Dragon Quest was definitely a huge achievement for Square Enix.
They released the newest Dragon Quest title on July 12 this year for the Nintendo Switch and PS4. Until now, Dragon Quest Builders 2 received a great reception, and the series continues to outperform a lot of other AAA titles.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the continuation of the spin-off of the Square Enix role-playing game saga, Dragon Quest. Focusing on the construction, crafting and management of materials and construction elements, the second part expands the objectives and possibilities, presenting a different and fresh JRPG concept.
In other news, it was also recently confirmed that the first 3 deliveries of Dragon Quest will arrive on the Nintendo Switch, but unfortunately only in Japan. This caused that the Western followers of the saga started diverse campaigns so that the 3 titles also have a release in America and Europe.
Square Enix Asia confirmed that the titles will be in several languages, including English. Thus, the language barrier will not necessarily be a problem. In addition, Switch has no regional lock.
The release date of the JRPG will be on September 27. We will have to wait and see if Square Enix has plans to launch the titles through the American and European Switch stores.