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  1. I certainly believe there's a possibility for Dragon Quest XII to be a timed exclusive for these reasons. Dragon Quest VIII was exclusive to the PlayStation 2 for a little over 9 years in Japan and North America and a little over 8 years for Europe and Oceania before Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest VIII was going to be ported to Android and iOS and before Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest VIII was coming to Nintendo 3DS. I don't believe that Sony paid for Dragon Quest VIII to be exclusive to the PlayStation 2. But I've seen Sony become really aggressive when it comes to timed exclusives. Final Fantasy VII Remake being exclusive to the PlayStation 4 until 2021 is one example. Another example is Project Athia being a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5, but I don't think Square Enix has said when Project Athia would no longer be exclusive to the PlayStation 5. I can see Sony trying to get Dragon Quest XII to come to the PlayStation 5 as a timed exclusive, going by how successful Dragon Quest VIII was, outside of Japan. Of course, there's a possibility of Nintendo trying to get timed exclusivity for Dragon Quest XII as well. The version of Dragon Quest VIII with the most content has currently been exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS for over 5 years in Japan and over 3 years outside of Japan. Dragon Quest IX has currently been exclusive to the Nintendo DS for over 11 years in Japan and over 10 years outside of Japan. And Dragon Quest XI S will have been exclusive to the Nintendo Switch for 14 months and 1 week until Dragon Quest XI S is released on 4 December 2020 for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 4, and Steam. When I was watching the Dragon Quest XI S trailer during the Nintendo Direct on 13 February 2019, I remember the announcer saying at the end that Dragon Quest XI S was "launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch this fall", which suggests that Nintendo paid for Dragon Quest XI S to come to the Nintendo Switch as a timed exclusive. And as for the Xbox Series X, I think the chance of Microsoft trying to get timed exclusivity for Dragon Quest XII is low, but still possible. Phil Spencer has recently talked about the Xbox team in Japan trying to build a relationship with Japanese developers, as well as trying to convince Japanese developers that the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Game Pass are the platforms of choice for releasing games. And Microsoft was the first to announce that Dragon Quest XI S is coming to the Xbox One and the Xbox Game Pass on 4 December 2020 to the surprise of many people, including myself, before it was announced Dragon Quest XI S is also coming to the PlayStation 4 and Steam. So I don't think anyone can count out Microsoft. I think Dragon Quest XII is mostly likely going to be released on next generation consoles, considering Yuji Horii mentioned that Dragon Quest XII development began in 2019, presumably after Dragon Quest XI S went gold, which is why I've mentioned the PlayStation 5, the "Nintendo Switch 2", and the Xbox Series X in the poll options. Right now, I don't know how to answer the poll question myself since in my opinion, all the poll options are possible. Personally, I'd like Dragon Quest XII to be released for all consoles at the same time, but I don't know if that's realistic. I'd love to hear you discuss your opinions and thoughts.
  2. I don't think it's just that. I remember when I was actively avoiding any Dragon Quest XI media to avoid getting spoiled (when I pre-ordered the Steam version), I didn't really come across any ads for Dragon Quest XI (except for maybe a couple of times). I don't know if it's because I was actively searching for Dragon Quest XI S news since I've finished act 2 of Dragon Quest XI on Steam, but I remember seeing more people outside of the Dragon Quest fanbase talking about Dragon Quest XI S when Nintendo marketed Dragon Quest XI S than when Square Enix marketed Dragon Quest XI. And I think I remember seeing a good chunk of ads for Dragon Quest XI S all over social media.
  3. I would say Dragon Quest is analogous to Nintendo consoles like how Final Fantasy is analogous to PlayStation consoles since all the mainline Dragon Quest games are released on Nintendo consoles. And so far, I feel like Nintendo has been more aggressive in marketing Dragon Quest than Square Enix has (I hope that changes with Dragon Quest XII).
  4. The initial trailer for Dragon Quest XI S during the first Nintendo Direct of 2019 did mention at the end that Dragon Quest XI S was launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch on autumn 2019, which suggested that Nintendo did pay for timed exclusivity for Dragon Quest XI S. Square Enix probably put Dragon Quest XI S for Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass considering Dragon Quest XI S pretty much bombed in sales in Japan and in the West. And Square Enix probably wanted to recoup costs for optimising Dragon Quest XI S for Nintendo Switch. I have no intentions for buying Dragon Quest XI S on PC myself.
  5. I hope that Dragon Quest XII will be released for all platforms at the same time instead of having fragmented releases like with Dragon Quest XI. But of course, this is Square Enix we're talking about. So I really don't have much hope. And please no timed exclusivity for Dragon Quest XII. I can see Sony trying to get timed exclusivity for Dragon Quest XII since Sony has been really aggressive in terms of timed exclusivity. And I can't count out Nintendo since Nintendo's willing to pay for timed exclusivity for Dragon Quest games as shown with Dragon Quest XI S.
  6. There's an update to this story. Nvidia is apparently offering $32 billion (USD) to acquire Arm and is in "advanced talks" with Softbank to acquire Arm. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-31/nvidia-said-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-softbank-s-chip-company-arm?srnd=technology-vp
  7. If anyone feels bad about paying $60 for the Nintendo Switch version, the Nintendo Switch version has the best cover art in my opinion. I know the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One versions have reversible covers, but the cover art, no matter which side, is cluttered with tacky and distracting gold decorations with "Definitive Edition" and a list of new features written all over them.
  8. I'm guessing it has to do with the fact that the Nintendo Switch version is using a newer version of Unreal Engine 4 compared to the original PlayStation 4 and Steam versions, and that Square Enix had to rework the assets to make Dragon Quest XI S run at a stable (99% of the time) 30 fps on Nintendo Switch.
  9. Before you buy Dragon Quest XI S for PlayStation 4, Xbox platforms, or Steam, you should note that Square Enix ported the Nintendo Switch version to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, and Steam versions, which means that the downgraded assets will be present in those versions if you care about graphic fidelity. More information can be read here and below.
  10. Pre-orders are available for Dragon Quest XI S on PlayStation 4, Xbox platforms, and Steam. The Steam version costs $39.99: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1295510/DRAGON_QUEST_XI_S_Echoes_of_an_Elusive_Age__Definitive_Edition/
  11. The question is will Square Enix bring Dragon Quest I, II, and III to the Xbox platforms and PlayStation 4 (in the West)?
  12. I never thought it's going to happen, but it did happen. This is crazy! And looks like Dragon Quest XI S is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Steam.
  13. https://twitter.com/shinobi602/status/1284194022119165953?s=19

    What's the probability any Dragon Quest game is coming to Xbox?

  14. I'm putting this in "Video Game Technology" since the SoC (system on a chip) on the Nintendo Switch (Tegra X1 for the original and the Tegra X1+ for the revision and the Nintendo Switch Lite) use Arm CPUs. And of course, the SoCs on all mobile smartphones use Arm CPUs, many people play games on mobile smartphones, and many video game companies (Nintendo and Square Enix being some examples) develop and/or port games to mobile smartphones. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-softbank-group-arm-exclusive/exclusive-arm-raises-prices-on-chip-technology-for-some-customers-sources-say-idUSKCN24G1RM
  15. Click here for the Hero Amiibo and here for the Joker Amiibo (I'm talking about pre-ordering).
  16. If anyone wants to buy Dragon Quest Builders on Nintendo Switch, I've found 2 copies in "Like New" condition on eBay for $35.99, with $3.95 for shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragon-Quest-Builders-Nintendo-Switch/114289975719

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I appreciate the update, but I lack the funds atm to take advantage of this.  One day I'll have a second Switch version copy.

  17. Trying to get the Champion's Time for the Black Cup (on Easy) feels downright impossible. But because I'm a sucker, I'm not going to give up quite yet. Anyway, this managed to happen to me. I don't know about you, but can the Luminary make up his mind already?
  18. https://www.gematsu.com/2020/07/weekly-jump-teases-news-on-certain-dragon-quest-title-for-issue-35
  19. I think it took me a couple of days to get Champion's Time for the Gold Cup on Easy. And I think a couple of hours to get Champion's Time for the Platinum Cup on Easy.
  20. Dakhil

    Switch RPGs...?

    So I've managed to find a new copy of Trials of Mana for the Nintendo Switch for $28.99 plus $4.98 for shipping on Amazon from a third party seller with a 98% rating. So I guess I'm getting Trials of Mana.
  21. Just managed to beat the Champion's Time on the Platinum Cup on Easy. Now I just have the Black Cup to conquer.
  22. I've managed to beat the Champion's Time on Bronze, Silver, and Gold Cups, but on Easy. Now, I have Platinum and Black Cups to go. Oh boy. Here's some footage of me beating the Champion's Time during the Gold Cup on Easy (especially if you want to get the accolade associated with beating the Champion's Time during the Gold Cup).
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