Dragon Quest fans have a couple of new things to look forward to in the future as Square Enix had two new projects to talk about this week. The company discussed the property during an announcement livestream that took place today, in which they primarily discussed a new AR mobile game coming out in Japan called Dragon Quest Walk. At about the 15:45 marker on the video below, producer Yu Miyake comes out to talk about the next sequel to the series. The translation below comes from SiliconEra.
“By the way, about the series development concerning Dragon Quest XII, which I’m sure you’re all wondering about—Horii-san (Yuji Horii) and I are currently making preparations, and while I believe it’ll still be a while, I’d to make some kind of announcement for it, so please wait a little longer for now.”
So now we know that there’s another game in the works, but it’s still a long ways off. Meanwhile, Dragon Quest Walk will essentially be their version of Pokémon GO in Japan. It’s unclear as to whether or not we’ll see the game come to North America since the IP is far more popular in Japan and would probably have a wider audience reach there than if it came to the states, but it looks pretty cool.