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You probably already have heard and talked about this, but for those needing some SQEX press release lovin', here it is:





Los Angeles (May 16, 2007)


Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, today announced that it is bringing the next installments in the celebrated DRAGON QUEST® franchise... to North America.


Having sold more than 41 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST is the premiere RPG franchise that has captivated audiences around the world for more than 20 years. Combining ingenious gameplay elements from series creator Yuji Horii, character designs from famed artist Akira Toriyama and music from renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama, the “big three” of game creators have delivered a timeless franchise that continues to reinvent itself in new and exciting ways. For 2007 and 2008, Square Enix will expand the franchise with the release of DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS — Joker™, an addictive handheld monster-collecting RPG for the Nintendo DS, and DRAGON QUEST SWORDS™: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors™, an immersive action-RPG for the Wii home video game system.



Platform: Nintendo DS

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: Q4 2007


DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS – Joker is the latest installment in the venerable RPG franchise. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS and arriving in North America in Q4 2007, the player assumes the role of a Monster Scout as he captures, trains and breeds a powerful team from more than 200 classic DRAGON QUEST creatures in order to become the world’s greatest monster trainer. Already achieving sales of more than 1 million units in Japan, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS – Joker is a breakout title that combines the depth of a classic DRAGON QUEST RPG with the addictiveness of a monster-catching adventure.


DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

Platform: Wii

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: TBA


Developed from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii and its motion-sensing technology, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is set to slice its way onto Nintendo’s next-generation platform in 2008. This exclusive title utilizes the Wii’s motion-sensing controls as players use the Wii remote to slash, parry and blast their way through a land filled with trademark DRAGON QUEST foes. Developed with both longtime fans and casual players in mind, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is poised to take video gaming to an entirely new level of fun and interaction.




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