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Dragon Quest VI May Be Renamed for North America

by Andy Goergen - July 28, 2010, 1:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/26/dragon-quest-..., (SiliconEra)

A website registration hints at a name change for the North American release.

Square Enix's DS remake Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, previously unreleased in the West, might be updated with a new name when the game arrives on North American shores.

The website "realmsofrevelation.net" has been tied to Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada, leading to speculation that "Realms of Revelation" will be the new subtitle for the game.   The original announcement of the game referred to it as Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, but nothing more has been said about the game since its 2008 announcement.

With Dragon Quest IX now released in America, it seems likely that Square Enix will turn their attention to the North American release of Dragon Quest VI. The game was released in Japan in January 2010.

Other domains were registered as well, which indicate possible international names for the game.  Los Reino On Ricos, Wandler Zwischen Den Welten, and Nel Regno Dei Sogni were all registered in Europe.  Europe, like North America, is just now getting Dragon Quest IX.  The game was released on July 23, 2010 in the region.

Talkback

As long as it's still coming, I don't care what they call it.

jrlibrarianJeffrey Trewin, Associate EditorJuly 28, 2010

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

As long as it's still coming, I don't care what they call it.


I agree. I haven't actually ever played a Dragon Quest game. On the NES, SNES, or handhelds, which title should I start with in your opinion?

Mop it upJuly 28, 2010

My friend is worried that this game won't be released in the US, but since it took about a year for the other entries, I don't think it's time to worry yet. I'd guess it may be a holiday release, probably sometime in early December.

Quote from: jrlibrarian

I agree. I haven't actually ever played a Dragon Quest game. On the NES, SNES, or handhelds, which title should I start with in your opinion?

With any series, I think it is best to start with the very first game. It should still have enough of the basic elements to give you an idea of what the series is all about, and all the sequels are likely going to be even better. If you play it in opposite order, the first game would probably feel extremely dated and be uninteresting and boring.

Though personally I'd say Dragon Warrior/Quest, as a whole, is uninteresting and boring.

Accessibility-wise, I'd say DQIV, though I've only played I, V, and IX. Speaking of which, once I detox from DQIX, I need to pick up DQIV, and then hopefully by the time I finish that, I'll be playing DQVI.

Thanks to Jonny retiring from reviews and coughing up the reservation for DQV, I'm really into Dragon Quest.

SundoulosJuly 28, 2010

Honestly, if you happen to have access to an old PS2, I'd say start with DQVIII.  It's looks pretty, it's still a lot of fun, the voice acting is fairly decent, and it can still be found on the cheap. 

Of games available on current Nintendo systems, DQV is my favorite.  With the exception of VIII, it has the most developed story and characters of any DQ game, and has a monster recruiting element. 

DQIV is unique in that you play as so many different characters over the course of the game, and the character mix changes up significantly in the early parts of the game.  The only drawback is that you're constantly leveling up new characters for the first four chapters, and you tend to spend that time fighting the lower-level enemies.  If you're into the early game of RPGs, then it's probably for you.

All that being said, I look forward to VI.  I've always wanted to play it because of the class system.  I haven't gotten far enough into IX to play with that aspect yet.

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