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Dragon Quest Swords is Coming to America

December 10, 2007, 5:19 pm PST
Total comments: 8

Square Enix will be including new features when the game ships in February.

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and The Tower of Mirrors to Ship to North American Retailers on February 26

The Newest Entry in the Timeless Franchise Takes Video Gaming to a New Level of Fun and Interaction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that DRAGON QUEST® SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors™, the newest entry in the renowned franchise, is set to slice its way to North American retailers on February 26, 2008.

Developed exclusively for the Wii, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors fully utilizes the motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii Remote™ to place a mighty blade, protective shield and special attacks all in the palm of your hand. The latest installment of the premiere RPG franchise that has shipped over 43 million units worldwide brings the colorful world of DRAGON QUEST to life, enhancing your action-adventure experience with added levels of fun and interaction.

Story

Five years have passed since the defeat of the Deathbringer, and the kingdom of Avalonia joyously celebrates what seems to be an everlasting era of peace. However, a closer look reveals that things are amiss. Calamity arises within the kingdom, as unfamiliar and powerful monsters invade the outskirts of town. With the Deathbringer gone, what explanation is there for the onset of these monsters? And what of the queen, who has come to hide her face behind a strange mask? Make your way through the perilous journey, solve the baffling mysteries and return order to Avalonia.

Features

* Delve into an unforgettable gaming experience, created by the "big three" - a team comprised of series creator Yuji Horii, legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama.

* Show off your swordsmanship, block enemy attacks, and use special skills, all through the simple and intuitive use of the Wii Remote!

* Combine materials to personalize your sword, allowing you to engage in battles unique to your customized abilities and powers.

* Experience an epic adventure in the world of DRAGON QUEST, rendered through stunning visuals and a powerful soundtrack delivered by famed game music composers Manami Matsumae and Koichi Sugiyama.

* Take on the challenges presented by all-new features for the North American release, including a "Payback Mode" and four hidden bosses!

DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.com for more information about ratings. DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $49.99(USD).

Talkback

It looks like February is going to be a VERY busy month for the Wii. Smash Bros, No More Heroes, and now THIS?!?!?! Good Grief!!!

And when will Wii Fit come out in America?!?!?!?

GoldenPhoenixDecember 10, 2007

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Originally posted by: Kairon
It looks like February is going to be a VERY busy month for the Wii. Smash Bros, No More Heroes, and now THIS?!?!?! Good Grief!!!

And when will Wii Fit come out in America?!?!?!?


I hate to say it, but I think Smash Brothers will be delayed again. So we may only get NMH and this (I'll be getting both).

I'd actually be happy if they delayed Smash. It'd mean better things for third parties.

ShyGuyDecember 10, 2007

um. yay?


Sorry, I've lost all hope for this game.

CericDecember 10, 2007

Boo. I've known about this game for almost a year and a half. Its been released in Japan for a while. I want this game and I'm tired of waiting but I can't really read enough Japanese to import and get the most out of it, among other things. Now I'll say this with the Europe style delay and everything I hope there fixing bugs, doing a bang up localization, and adding extra features.

I've also had my eye on this for forever and really hope I enjoy it when it comes out. They ARE adding in extra features, so maybe that should give me hope that they're trying with this localization...

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterDecember 11, 2007

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Originally posted by: Ceric
Boo. I've known about this game for almost a year and a half. Its been released in Japan for a while. I want this game and I'm tired of waiting but I can't really read enough Japanese to import and get the most out of it, among other things. Now I'll say this with the Europe style delay and everything I hope there fixing bugs, doing a bang up localization, and adding extra features.


You say that as if most Square games didn't take long to localize and release :p .

I am VERY tempted to pre-order this game, but I already have Brawl reserved and my funds are going to be short until I find a job.

TJ SpykeDecember 12, 2007

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Originally posted by: GoldenPhoenix
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Originally posted by: Kairon
It looks like February is going to be a VERY busy month for the Wii. Smash Bros, No More Heroes, and now THIS?!?!?! Good Grief!!!

And when will Wii Fit come out in America?!?!?!?


I hate to say it, but I think Smash Brothers will be delayed again. So we may only get NMH and this (I'll be getting both).


I doubt it will be delayed a second time. I would be pissed off beyond belief if it was. The ONLY reason I put up with the first delay is because I wouldn't have had the money to buy it this month (unless I wanted to put off getting Super Mario Galaxy), so coming out in February was good.

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