Dragon Quest VIII sells 3 million copies

kula shakerz    2004-11-29    0 comments

Square Enix announced that sales of Dragon Quest VIII for the PlayStation 2 have already exceeded three million copies in Japan. As expected, the game has become the best selling title on all current generation consoles, topping the previous bestseller Final Fantasy X, which sold 2.49 million copies (excluding International and budget re-releases) in Japan following its July 2001 release....

Square Enix will ship 2.8 million copies of DQVIII

kula shakerz    2004-11-25    0 comments

Square Enix has planned to ship 2.8 million copies of Dragon Quest VIII for the game's saturday release in Japan. Dragon Quest VIII will probably become the best selling PlayStation 2 game beating titles such as Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. There is no release date for North America or Europe but Square Enix president Youichi Wada said...

New Dragon Quest VIII details

kula shakerz    2004-11-15    0 comments

Two weeks prior the release of the highly anticipated PlayStation 2 title Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norewareshi Himegimi, Square Enix has released some new information on the eight installment of its flagship series. Players will be able to travel on the back of a big cat, a boat and a bird. To decrease the amount...

Hori Reveals PS2 Dragon Quest controller

kula shakerz    2004-10-28    0 comments

Hori has revealed the newest addition to its line-up of PlayStation 2 accessories. The light blue-colored Dragon Quest Slime Controller is designed like the mascot of Square Enix's flagship series. If the controller is not connected to a PlayStation 2 unit, its cable can be removed and once turned upside down, the controller looks like a Slime figure. Bundled with...

Dragon Quest VIII OST details

kula shakerz    2004-10-21    0 comments

The Dragon Quest VIII soundtrack containing 38 tracks will be published by Sony Music Distribution in late December. The first print of the two-disc album will come in a special box, containing a super picture label. The Dragon Quest VIII soundtrack will be available in Japan on December 22nd for 2,900 yen ($26.50 US).

New Dragon Quest VIII details

kula shakerz    2004-10-16    0 comments

Square Enix has revealed some new details regarding the upcoming Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi. The Level 5-developed PlayStation 2 title will feature a so-called alchemic kettle. This practical grey utility will allow players to create new items, by throwing in two items from their inventory. The kettle will even allow for the creation...

Dragon Quest VIII release confirmed

kula shakerz    2004-09-15    0 comments

The latest issue of the Japanese gaming magazine V-JUMP confirmed that the eighth installment of Square Enix's flagship series Dragon Quest will be released on November 27th 2004. There are still no release dates for North America or Europe.

Playable Dragon Quest VIII demo at TGS

kula shakerz    2004-09-14    0 comments

The latest issue of the Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation confirmed that Dragon Quest VIII will be playable at Square Enix's booth during this years Tokyo Game Show. Final Fantasy XII is still not confirmed for Square Enix's Tokyo Game Show line-up but will probably be added to the line-up before the opening. While Square Enix still lists the game...

Square Enix opens Dragon Quest VIII site

kula shakerz    2004-09-06    0 comments

Square Enix opened the official Dragon Quest VIII website earlier today. The flash based site offers the usual content such as character profiles, screenshots and a wallpaper of the main hero for three different screen resolutions. Media >> Dragon Quest VIII Wallpaper (800x600) Media >> Dragon Quest VIII Wallpaper (1024x800) Media >> Dragon Quest VIII Wallpaper (1280x1024) Link >> Official...

More Dragon Quest VIII details

kula shakerz    2004-08-22    0 comments

The newest issue of V-JUMP magazine revealed that Dragon Quest VIII will have a so-called tension system. The game's battle menu will feature a charge command, which if utilized raises a character's tension level and results in his or her attack, spell or skill getting more powerful. This charge command can be used multiple times until characters enter a state...

Dragon Quest VIII soundtrack completed

kula shakerz    2004-08-14    0 comments

Kouichi Sugiyama, the composer of the Dragon Quest VIII soundtrack recently mentioned that he has completed the upcoming Dragon Quest title. The game could ship this year if the conversion and adjustmed of the music to the PlayStation 2 sound hardware goes smoothly.

Japanese stores indicate DQ8's release date

sifar    2004-08-01    0 comments

According to certain game dealers, Square Enix should be releasing the next installment of the Dragon Quest series in Japanese stores on November 25, 2004. This date is yet to be confirmed by Square Enix but matches the, Winter 2004, release date set by the company. On a related note, Dragon Quest VIII and Final Fantasy XII are still the...

Dragon Quest VIII details

kula shakerz    2004-07-10    0 comments

Square Enix revealed new details regarding Dragon Quest VIII. During battles the main character will be able to perform special attacks using his sword. So far only one special attack has been confirmed, it's a fire.based move dealing massive damage to the enemies. Each character also has it's special role in the party. Yangus, the physicaly powefull character treats the...

Dragon Quest VIII release announced

kula shakerz    2004-06-18    0 comments

Square Enix recently anncounced that their Playstation 2 RPG Dragon Quest VIII will be released in Japan sometime in winter 2004. With this announcement the company ended months of speculations regarding the highly anticipated title's release.

Download DQ8's Promotional teaser trailer

sifar    2004-03-30    0 comments

Square Enix released a trailer for Dragon Quest VIII in the Premium Disc made available with the purchase of Dragon Quest V (PS2 Remake) in Japan. GameTrailers has made available this promotional movie to download. This title has been fighting with Final Fantasy XII for the top place in Famitsu's Most Wanted Game (in Japan) Charts for several weeks now...