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Yoichi Wada Discusses Possible Dragon Quest VIII Localization
11.22.2004

STEVE PRZESTRZELSKI
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Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest VIII is still in the news, even within a few days of its release. Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix, discussed the possibilities of bringing Dragon Quest VIII to American and European gamers in an interview with Mainichi Interactive. "First, we'd like to push Dragon Quest overseas. The soil is set for RPGs, with Final Fantasy being a success in Europe and North America, so we feel Dragon Quest can be a success. For that to happen, we'll have to properly transfer Yuji Horii's unique world view," Wada said. "We won't be able to convey the excitement by simply translating [the game] to English," Wada went on to say. "We'll have to search for translators who've experienced Dragon Quest."

All in all, the prospect of a North American release for Dragon Quest VIII is still speculative. The game is set for a Japanese release this Saturday, November 27.


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