Now, you may not know this, reader, because up until about ten minutes ago…I didn’t know it myself, but the release of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments Of A Forgotten Past in Western regions was not done on a whim like other games. No way. Square Enix and Nintendo came together to localize the game thanks to the many fans outside of Japan who questioned whether or not it was going to be released outside of it’s home country. This, in turn, lit a fire under the arses of the companies in power and gave them quite an indication regarding how well it will sell outside of Japan. Interesting, right?
We’ve seen this a few times in recent years. The biggest, in my opinion, being the Western release of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth which, like DQ VII, was practically demanded by Western audiences. At this year’s Penny Arcade Expo, a panel was held celebrating the release of Dragon Quest VII for the Nintendo 3DS, with Noriyoshi Fujimoto of Square Enix as special guest. After being questioned by one of the attendees who inquired about the possible localisation of Dragon Quest X, the MMORPG, Fujimoto detailed that although it would be quite a huge undertaking, if people show enough interest in seeing the game make it’s way to foreign shores around the world, than Square Enix may just consider it.
Ask and ye shall receive, I guess. Much like with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth’s campaign, if we all band together and begin asking Square Enix NICELY through all facets of social media, they may actually take our wishes into consideration and plan to release this much-loved MMORPG in the West. This is now the time to jump onto Twitter, Facebook, and every other popular social media service currently in circulation to show your support of this game. I mean, who WOULDN’T want to play a Dragon Quest MMORPG? Really, who wouldn’t? You? No way! Of course you do!