Square Enix on making Seiken Densetsu Collection for Switch, developments for 25th anniversary teased
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In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Seiken Densetsu Collection producer Masaru Oyamada is interviewed. Oyamada spoke about why the package was brought to Switch and also teased new developments for the series’ 25th anniversary.
Below are several tidbits from the interview, as translated by Gematsu:
- (Regarding the release of Seiken Densetsu Collection🙂 When I thought that I wanted to release a packaged edition that compiles the first three Seiken Densetsu games, Nintendo Switch, the most suitable hardware, was announced. The platform makes it easy for users to enjoy multiplayer.
- Today’s elementary school students only know the latest high-definition graphic titles. I want parents and children to enjoy the classic Seiksen Densetsu titles together.
- The point I want you to pay attention to is the transition and connection of the series. I want you to become acquainted with these amazing games released over 20 years ago.
- The tricks from the original versions of the games were left almost as is.
- (Regarding a new title:) Of course, I would like to announce new developments on the series’ 25th anniversary.
- It’s still undecided, but there may be some sort of movement when playing Seiken Densetsu Collection.
- I want to develop the series more and more from here on. Please support us.
Lost Sphear official announcement, retail version through Square Enix Online Store
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Square Enix and I Am Setsuna developer Tokyo RPG Factory are working to bring Lost Sphear to Switch. Following up on the news from earlier today, we have the official announcement about the game.
We’ve posted the announcement in full below. It contains a few details about the game, and also confirms a physical version on the Square Enix Online Store.
Lost Sphear announced for Nintendo Switch
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A new game called Lost Sphear has been revealed for the Nintendo Switch. It will be developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, of I Am Setsuna fame, and published by Square Enix. Check out the video below.
Photos of the Dragon Quest XI Double Pack Hero’s Sword Box
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When Dragon Quest XI goes on sale in July, fans will be able to pick up a special package. Square Enix is readying the Dragon Quest XI Double Pack Hero’s Sword Box, which is comprised of both the 3DS and PlayStation 4 versions of the game housed in special packaging.
Below are some photos posted by HMV:
The Dragon Quest XI Double Pack Hero’s Sword Box is priced at 14,960 yen.
Seiken Densetsu Collection footage
Famitsu hosted a live stream this week, and showcased plenty of footage from the Japanese Switch release Seiken Densetsu Collection. We’ve included the lengthy recording below.
Square Enix will talk about Dragon Quest XI’s Switch version when the timing is right
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During a live stream hosted earlier today, Dragon Quest XI producer and series creator Yuji Horii commented on the game’s Switch version. Unfortunately though, they couldn’t really say anything.
Here’s what was mentioned:
“We can’t say about anything concrete regarding the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI. When the timing comes that we can say something… there are grown-up reasons. When the time that we can say something does come, I think we’ll have something to say, so if you can please wait.”
Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii also added that “there are various circumstances.” What those circumstances are were not made clear.
Dragon Quest XI was originally PS4-only, 3DS version was added later on
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Dragon Quest XI will be launching on 3DS alongside a PlayStation 4 version in July. That wasn’t the original plan, however. In a pamphlet provided to fans at the Dragon Quest XI “Countdown Carnival” hands-on events, it’s revealed that the 3DS version was added later on in development.
Originally, development started as only a PlayStation 4 title. 3DS production began later due to its increase in userbase and Square Enix wanting more fans to experience the game.
Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii had some concerns about 3DS players feeling that they were playing an inferior version. So when an idea was brought up to include both 2D and 3D perspectives, he said: “That’s good!”.
Funnily enough, Square Enix is also planning Dragon Quest XI for Switch. We’ve yet to see anything from that version though.
Dragon Quest X Switch boxart
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Following up on Dragon Quest X’s confirmed launch on Switch in September, Square Enix has shared the official boxart. See it above.
Dragon Quest X launches for Switch in Japan on September 21, first footage on Switch’s screen
Square Enix has announced that the Switch version of Dragon Quest X is launching in Japan on September 21. It will be priced at 4,800 yen, with weekly fees coming in at 1,000 or 1,500 yen for three or five characters.
On top of that, we have new footage of Dragon Quest X running on Switch with gameplay on the system’s screen from the official “Countdown Carnival” live stream. View that below.
In Japan, Square Enix is planning a beta for Dragon Quest X in Japan. Fans can sign up here for the event to be held between July 19 and August 10.
Dragon Quest XI – Countdown Carnival live stream recording (new footage)
Update: Added in some details rounded up by Gematsu below.
During the “Countdown Carnival” hands-on events for Dragon Quest XI, Square Enix hosted a special stage for the game and showed off some brand new footage. Check out the full recording below.
– A desert town called Samadhi was revealed
– Before the development of Dragon Quest XI, the staff went to Machu Picchu, so you may see its atmosphere reflected in the map
– White monsters on the Dragon Quest Life website are called “incarnations of time”
– You’ll frequently encounter them in various locations throughout the game world
– Horii couldn’t say too much about these monsters, as it would be a spoiler
– There are about 20 bases, including villages, towns, and castles
– A Japanese-stlye, Jipang-esque “fire town” was shown
– A major event will happen here
– Dragon Quest XI will have a “Restricted Play” system
– This lets you to play the game with certain restrictions
– A screenshot was shown where shopping was restricted
– Even when you talk to the owner of the shop while playing with shopping restrictions, you won’t be able to see what he is selling