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Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has once again weighed in on Switch. In an interview with Polygon, Tabata called the system “kind of like the dream machine” due to it being able to accomplish several tasks.

He said:

“Given my track record… I’ve worked on handheld titles, but I’ve also worked on console games. So the fact that Switch is both at the same time is really fascinating to me. I’m really interested in coming up with ideas and how to capitalize on that technology and how to create the best experience possible on the technology. But I’m not quite sure that I have it yet.

“You have your Switch sitting in front of the television and you’re playing on the big screen and then you take it out, put it down on the table. It becomes a monitor. You take out the two Joy-Cons, and you play with a friend … it doesn’t stop there, because in my mind, it would be really perfect if you could then take this new monitor and use it like a tablet, for example, and play different apps on it like you would on your iPhone or your Android. So basically, it’s accomplishing three tasks in one machine. It’s kind of like the dream machine.”

“While I may not be working on anything for it at this point in time, a lot of people on the staff are really interested in the Switch. Myself included! Many of the people on the dev team are older; they’re married; they have kids. One of the things they’d like to do is create something they could also play with their children, or that their children could play on their own, for example.”

The March 6 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, a Japanese magazine, will feature information on Dragon Quest XI, according to Gematsu. The game is coming to both 3DS and the Switch.


Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest X will launch in Japan between roughly summer and fall.

Square Enix also intends to end service for the Wii version of Dragon Quest X. With the Version 3 period of the game, service is coming to a close in order to update the game to levels that cannot be done on the old system.

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional recently made its way to Japan. A lengthy look at the game is in the video below.

During the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Europe earlier today, Square Enix commented on a possible version of the game for Switch. It’s under “consideration”, the company said.

In August 2015, director and producer Naoki Yoshida stated that Square Enix was open to putting Final Fantasy XIV on Switch, when it was called NX. It sounds like things are slightly more concrete, though we still don’t have a confirmation of it actually happening.


I Am Setsuna trailer

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Square Enix released a new trailer for I Am Setsuna, coming to Switch via the eShop on March 3. Check it out below.

Dragon Quest VIII accolades trailer

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Nintendo has a new Dragon Quest VIII up to celebrate some of the accolades the RPG has been given my the media. Have a look at it below.

Square Enix is holding a small sale on the North American eShop to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary.

On Wii U, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is down from $7.99 to $5.59. The 3DS games Final Fantasy Explorers and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call were previously $39.99, but are now $19.99.

All of these discounts are valid until February 21.

When Dragon Quest VIII launched in the west last month, new items were supposed to be delivered via SpotPass. For whatever reason though, nothing had been sent out to player – until now. Nintendo confirmed on Twitter today that, although “later than planned”, bonus items are going out.


Square Enix sent out a new set of Dragon Quest Heroes I-II screenshots today. You can find all of the images below.

There’s not too much new here, but we do get a look at the title screen where you can choose which Dragon Quest Heroes game you’d like to play. Also, Dragon Quest III’s protagonist will have a costume in Dragon Quest Heroes I while Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest III’s protagonists have costumes in Dragon Quest Heroes II.

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