Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate will shape the future of the famous JRPG series for 10-20 years, says Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda.
In an interview with Weekly Famitsu (by means of Ryokutya2089), Matsuda clarified that Dragon Quest 12 will hold a portion of the recognizable structure the series is based upon while adding new elements in with the general mish-mash. Because of the vague phrasing filtered through through Japanese-to-English interpretation, it’s difficult to translate exactly how significantly Dragon Quest 12 will contrast from its archetypes, yet Matsuda proposes the progressions will affect the series for as long as twenty years.
“Dragon Quest 12 is being developed taking into account the next 10 to 20 years of the Dragon Quest series,” Matsuda said, adding, “There are parts that remain consistent with the traditional image of Dragon Quest, but new elements are also necessary. After all, as a brand, we always need to innovate.”
One thing we realize will be not quite the same as late Dragon Quest games will be Dragon Quest 12’s more obscure tone and its changes to the dependable turn-based fight framework. Incredible series maker Yuji Horii uncovered these subtleties during the series’ 35th-commemoration stream in May, however didn’t go into particulars.
However irrefutably darling, the Dragon Quest series is infamous for adhering to its foundations even as other JRPG staples explore and receive new ongoing interaction mechanics and world highlights. In case there’s one objection that is normal in surveys of the latest passage, the wonderful Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age, it’s that it doesn’t do anything new with the series or sort. Thus, it’s important to hear Matsuda recommend on the record that Dragon Quest 12 will mess with the equation and roll out enduring improvements.
Clearly the best news for Dragon Quest fans in the West is that Square Enix is intending to dispatch Dragon Quest 12 overall at the same time, as opposed to saving it in Japan for some time like prior discharges. The studio hasn’t discussed a delivery date or stages yet, however the spin-off is reasonable still in early turn of events.