The Japanese release date for Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has been hopping around like a frog on a hot rock lately. First slated for March 20th, then pushed back, then moved forward again, the game has now been split into two separate releases, one for each of the two versions. On Thursday, Enix announced it would release the first chapter, Lucca's Journey, on March 9th, the date previously scheduled for both chapters. Ill's Adventure, on the other hand, will now ship on April 12th.
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 is a monster-breeding game that follows in the enormous success of its predecessor, Dragon Quest Monsters. No North American release has yet been announced, although the first installment was fairly successful here.