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Dragon Quest IX for the DS!
« on: December 11, 2006, 10:48:04 pm »
Yes.

It's true.

The DS owns Japan. Whole.

This, Sony, is the herald of your handheld's doom.



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Re: Dragon Quest IX for the DS!
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 11:03:51 pm »
HOLY SHIITE!

That is amazing!

I remember rumors a while back circulating that this would be coming out exclusively on Wii...

Just...wow.

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EDIT: Here's another link to the news: http://gonintendo.com/?p=10248

Mulitiplayer co-op support! Yay!

Today is a good day.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 11:12:29 pm »
Today is a good day.

Not for Sony fans. You should read the uproar coming out of NeoGAF. It's hysterical.

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 11:13:30 pm »
Today is a good day.

Not for Sony fans. You should read the uproar coming out of NeoGAF. It's hysterical.

Ahaha! That's great!

I need to get my hands on some Nintendo stock...


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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 11:16:42 pm »
Today is a good day.

Not for Sony fans. You should read the uproar coming out of NeoGAF. It's hysterical.

Ahaha! That's great!

I need to get my hands on some Nintendo stock...

Only one comment has come out of the GAF thread about this that's worth a tick: "Let's see Nintendo make enough DS's now!"
That's no joke. Their poor factories are going to be destroyed by trying to keep up with this.

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 11:22:54 pm »
Today is a good day.

Not for Sony fans. You should read the uproar coming out of NeoGAF. It's hysterical.

Ahaha! That's great!

I need to get my hands on some Nintendo stock...

Only one comment has come out of the GAF thread about this that's worth a tick: "Let's see Nintendo make enough DS's now!"
That's no joke. Their poor factories are going to be destroyed by trying to keep up with this.

Haha! No kidding! I cracked up when pictures of the Wii launch line came in from Japan, and some of them were in fact waiting in line to get the latest shipment of DS'! It's insane!

The Dragon Quest series rivals that of the Final Fantasy series as far as popularity in Japan (it's less popular than Final Fantasy elsewhere). Imagine Final Fantasy XIII coming to the DS, and that's basically the magnitude of effect it has in Japan right now.

This is going to be huge.

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 11:38:46 pm »
From what I've heard, Dragon Quest is the biggest game franchise in all of Japan, even bigger than Final Fantasy. It's less so here, I think, because Enix didn't have quite the international connections that Square had. Hooking up with Square opened up DQ8 to the world and I'm hoping the series will continue to grow in popularity everywhere considering it's on the DS now.

The biggest gaming franchise in Japan on the biggest gaming hardware in Japan currently. My god. I'm surprised Mt. Fuji didn't explode when they announced it.

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 11:48:50 pm »
I remember in a show Steve did a while back (during his review of Dragon Quest XIII) that Dragon Quest is in fact more popular than Final Fantasy in Japan.

But my goodness! I'm still at a loss for words!


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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006, 11:51:38 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKOeBoxPhHA

GASPE!

Video. VIDEO!

Not much of the game is shown, but you can see a snippet of it on the DS. Wow, the game is in 3D, and, from what I can see, it looks great!

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006, 11:53:23 pm »
Since you already handled the video, I'm just going to post a couple of quick images of the game:



And yes, it looks fantastic considering it's 4-player Wifi.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2006, 11:57:40 pm »
Wow. This game is going to be amazing.

As exciting as this is for the success of the DS,perticularily in Japan, I'm also just happy that I'll be able to play a new Dragon Quest game on the DS!

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 05:43:10 am »
Can't say I've ever been a fan of Dragon Quest, it always seemed a little too generic for me, but it's great to see more RPG's like this coming to the DS.
And yeah, this is some serious bad news for Sony, their only exclusive left now is Final Fantasy and even then it's only a matter of time now.

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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2006, 07:09:01 am »
Can't say I've ever been a fan of Dragon Quest, it always seemed a little too generic for me, but it's great to see more RPG's like this coming to the DS.
And yeah, this is some serious bad news for Sony, their only exclusive left now is Final Fantasy and even then it's only a matter of time now.

Winter, dude ... what're you doing? This is our thread.
And yes, I'm just kidding.


Hard to believe actually that Pilot and I have been conversing this long without it becoming an all-out brawl.

EDIT: Gameplay footage has been posted online. Clicky here.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 04:18:41 pm »
becoming an all-out brawl.

*rimshot*

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Who ever said I was hard to get along with?

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Re: Dragon Quest IX for the DS!
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2006, 05:07:33 pm »
I don't understand. I never heard of this game. But seeing how it's number 9 of the series, it must be. =)