One of the main people behind the Dragon Quest series Yuji Horii has confirmed that Dragon Quest XII is in production, with work starting on the next mainline series entry last year. The confirmation came from a New Year’s message posted by Yuji Horii which was then translated and posted on Japanese Nintendo. In the message, Yuji talks about the successes of 2019 and how he is excited about the series 33 years after it first started out. You can read the translated message below.
Happy New Year.
Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ]12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.
First day of Reiwa 2
Yuji Horii, game designer
Recently, Dragon Quest Builders 2 made its way to PC and we reviewed it. In that review Miguel wrote:
It was hard for me to imagine a way to expand on a game that was already so good but Dragon Quest Builders 2 has managed to do just that. A bigger story, new things to build, multiplayer and more make this an absolutely jam-packed experience. Building game enthusiasts will love the blend of crafting and survival management, while Dragon Quest fans are sure to love the unique spin on the long-running JRPG franchise, and if you’re a fan of both? Well, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the must have game of 2019.