How is the Dragon Quest franchise doing? Will Dragon Quest 12 be happening?
The Dragon Quest series has been working hard to try and make waves in places outside of Japan, and with Dragon Quest XI and the Switch port Dragon Quest 11 S, they seem to have done that. It’s the best-selling Dragon Quest title, selling millions, and now, via Twitter, the team have announced that Dragon Quest 12 is officially in production.
The twitter translation reads:
“Happy New Year.
Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ]12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.
First day of Reiwa 2
Yuji Horii, game designer