The high-profile handheld RPG needs some more work done before it is unleashed to Japan.
Square Enix has announced that its highly anticipated Nintendo DS game, Dragon Quest IX, has been delayed in Japan until some time in 2008. Originally scheduled for a late 2007 release in the country, Square Enix explained that it needs more time to improve the game's quality. With this release date push back, it's extremely likely that North America will not see DQIX until next holiday season.
Dragon Quest IX will not only mark the first time the main Dragon Quest series will debut on a handheld system, but it will also be the first to have online and local LAN co-op gameplay.