Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest XI is in development, and it’s coming to 3DS in addition to the PlayStation 4.
Producer Yosuke Saito said during a presentation held in Japan that the game will be a “standalone single-player game”. The 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI features the same story as the PlayStation 4 release.
Toy Logic, who assisted with the development of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising, is handling Dragon Quest XI for 3DS. Takeshi Uchikawa is directing. Akira Toriyama is handling character designs, and Koichi Sugiyama is working on the game’s soundtrack.
The 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI naturally looks quite a bit different to its PS4 counterpart. The top screen featured 3D images while the touch screen has sprites. Battles take place in both 2D and 3D.
Take a look at the first gameplay of Dragon Quest XI on 3DS below.
Square Enix is targeting Dragon Quest XI for release within the franchise’s 30th anniversary, which is in May of next year.
Square Enix provided a first look at Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 during a presentation for the series held today. Check out the in-game image above.
In Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3, Square Enix also revealed that it will be possible to ride any monster.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 will be released soon after the PlayStation title Dragon Quest Builders, which is due out this winter.
This week’s 3DS eShop charts are as follows:
1. I’ve Got to Run: Complete Edition!
2. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
3. Mario Kart 7
4. Super Mario Bros. 3
5. Smash Controller
6. 3D Streets of Rage 2
7. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
8. PuzzleBox Setup
9. Super Mario Bros.
10. Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
11. Shovel Knight
12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
13. Mercenaries Saga 2
14. The Legend of Zelda
15. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
16. Gunman Clive
17. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
18. Pokemon Omega Ruby
19. Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure
20. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
1. Bee and the PuppyCat Episode 1
2. Super Mario Maker E3 2015 Trailer
3. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
4. Super Smash Bros. Mii Fighters Suit Up for Wave One
5. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon E3 2015 Trailer
6. Stretchmo Trailer
7. Splatoon Direct 5/7/15
8. Zelda: Tri Force Heroes E3 2015 Trailer
9. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Lucas Comes Out of Nowhere
10. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Mewtwo Strikes Back!
11. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games E3 2015 Video
12. Bee and the PuppyCat Episode 2
13. Bee and the PuppyCat Episode 5
14. Bee and the PuppyCat Episode 3
15. Hyrule Warriors Legends E3 2015 Trailer
16. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam E3 2015 Trailer
17. Bee and the PuppyCat Episode 4
18. LEGO Jurassic World Launch Trailer
19. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launch Trailer
20. Mario Kart 7 Video
Source: 3DS eShop
Mattel is teaming up with Nintendo for an interesting product collaboration. As discovered by Brazilian toy site T-Hunted, six Hot Wheels cars based on Mario games are on the way.
Four of the designs are inspired by Mario platformers, and feature a Super Mario Bros. 30th anniversary logo. The other two tie into Super Mario Kart and Dr. Mario.
Here’s the full lineup:
8 Crate Delivery (Dr. Mario)
A-OK (Mario Kart)
Cool-One (Super Mario Bros. 2)
Dairy Delivery (Super Mario Bros.)
School Busted (Super Mario 3)
Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Super Mario World)
All of these Mario Hot Wheels are releasing in October.
Source, Via 1, Via 2
Nintendo is adding a whole bunch of content to Splatoon next week. Players can look forward to a level map increase, plus new matchmaking options, gear, and weapon types.
In its announcement today, Nintendo teased a sushi-chef costume as one of the upcoming outfits. But perhaps we already know what it will look like.
Does the image above look familiar? We actually posted it a few weeks back. That’s the winning entry for Famitsu’s recent contest, and what’s pictured above was the winning entry created by a fan. It was previously stated that this sushi-chef costume would be added to Splatoon in August, so there’s a very good chance we’ll be seeing it in-game next week.
Thanks to Matt for the tip.
A pair of DLC gameplay videos have come in for Daigasso! Band Brothers P. Below you’ll find songs for Fire Emblem Fates and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.
The folks over at Anime News Network have published an interview with Suda51. The two sides talked a bunch about No More Heroes, Killer7, and even the Silver Case DS port that never made it to market.
You can find a few excerpts that we’ve picked out below. For the full interview, head on over here.
Nintendo will be present at Gamescom 2015 next week. At the show, there will be plenty of live streams to check out. It seems like Nintendo will have streams going on August 6, 7, and 8 on its Twitch page here.
I wouldn’t expect too much from this, as we’ll probably just be seeing games like Super Mario Maker and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Still, it’s a nice thing for Nintendo to do!
Thanks to Shinun for the tip.
VIZ Media has uploaded the entire video for the Zelda: A Link to the Past graphic novel panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015. Check it out below.
Nintendo’s website contains an additional tidbit about Splatoon’s August update.
In Private Battle, two to eight friends will be able to battle together in customizable matches. Nintendo’s page also says that it “allows players to hold small-scale custom tournaments using up to 8 Wii U consoles and games on a single Internet connection.”
Good stuff, Nintendo! Very good stuff.