The immense popularity of the DS has allowed North American gamers to get their hands on several games that previously never saw release on this side of the world. Like so many other games of the 8-bit and 16-bit era, Dragon Quest V has been completely remade as Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Continue reading ‘Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride – Staff Review’ »
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North American gamers can pick up some portable gaming this week. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, both DS remakes of games that never made it overseas until now, hit store shelves today. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is rated E for Everyone while Dragon Quest V is rated E10+. The PSP meanwhile is getting some action, dood, in the form of Prinny: Can I really be the Hero, which is rated T for Teen.
In today’s update: Shining Force Feather, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, Disgaea 2 Portable, Suikoden Tierkreis, Dragon Quest V, From the Abyss, Star Ocean Second Evolution, Super Robot Taisen K, .hack//Link, Blazer Drive, and Fragile. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart 01/21/09’ »
In today’s update: Harvest Moon: Sugar Village, Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage, Fable II: Knothole Island, and Dragon Quest V. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 01/08/09’ »
Though PAL territories usually have to to wait to get their hands on new games, this time the wait will be mercifully short. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the Nintendo DS has been confirmed for February 20, only three days after the North American release.
Today’s update features Suikoden Tierkreis, White Knight Chronicles, and Dragon Quest: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 12/02/08’ »
Square Enix announced today that the DS remake of Dragon Quest V, Dragon Quest: Hand of the Heavenly Bride will be heading to Europe and other PAL territories this coming spring. It also confirmed the upcoming third part of the Zenithia trilogy, Dragon Quest: Realms of Reverie, though it’s listed only as “coming soon” and no specifics are give about a North American or PAL release.
Square Enix updated their 2009 release date list today. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the Nintendo DS will head to stores on February 17 and has been rated E10+. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, also for the Nintendo DS, will ship out on March 17.
The Xbox 360 has long been the black sheep of the console war in Japan, but it got a bit of a boost this week with the release of Tales of Vesperia. The latest installment of the Tales series debuted on the charts at #4 selling 108,000 copies in its first week. The 360 meanwhile quadrupled its normally low weekly sales numbers, moving 20,000 units rather than the regular 5,000.
Tales of Vesperia is one of five RPGs on the top ten for the week of August 4-10 in Japan. Phantasy Star Portable for the PSP took top spot with 148,000 units sold (for a total of 490,000). Fire Emblem DS was close behind with 145,000 in its first week on the market. Dragon Quest V DS stands at #5, selling 73,000 units this week, putting its total sales past the one million mark. And Summon Night 2 for the DS, also released this week, managed to sell 30,000 and grab spot #7.
In news that should shock absolutely no one, Dragon Quest V shipped over one million copies in under two weeks in Japan. Considering the fact that Japan loves Dragon Quest and the DS, it’s kind of surprising it took this long. Dragon Quest IV performed similarly well when it saw its release in November of last year, and Dragon Quest VI has yet to see release. All three games are coming to North America, with Dragon Quest IV hitting our shelves on September 16.
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Rarely one to package a game just once, Square-Enix has launched a site to announce the upcoming release of Dragon Quest IV for the Nintendo DS. Last seen in North America as Dragon Warrior IV for the NES, way back in 1992, Dragon Quest IV has been confirmed with a release date of September 16 of this year. Further releases are planned for Dragon Quest V and VI, though there is currently no further information about their release dates.
While the prospects of Dragon Quest IV being released in North America look better with each passing day, in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Dragon Quest V remake is not only confirmed but has a solid release date. Titled Dragon Quest V: Tenku no Hanayome, it will hit shelves July 17 for 5490 yen. On top of improved graphics, the remake will also have some new features not found in the Super Famicom original.
Source: Magic Box