Dragon Quest VI DS Remake Arriving in February 2011

Dragon-Quest-VI-Box-ArtworkDragon Quest is set to return early next year with it's third remake in the series for the Nintendo DS. Following on from the success of the Dragon Quest IV and V remakes, the Super Famicom classic and highly acclaimed Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation will arrive on the DS in February.

This latest news comes straight from the RetroCollect forums thanks to our in-tune member suzzopher. As seen via a press release by Nintendo, Dragon Quest fans worldwide will be pleased to hear this announcement following a fairly large wait of just under two years since Dragon Quest V made it's way to the DS.

The original Dragon Quest VI saw release on the Super Famicom back in December of 1995. It never left Japan and remained untranslated until a group of enthusiasts created a fan translation for the game back in 2001. So this more recent revival by Nintendo is the first time the game has officially been translated for Western audiences.

Here is the official press release by Nintendo:

NINTENDO ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT OF DRAGON QUEST VI: REALMS OF REVELATION 

Enhanced Version of Classic Role-Playing Game Launches for Nintendo DS Systems on Feb. 14

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 20, 2010 - Nintendo of America today gave video game fans across North America something sweet to look forward to on Valentine's Day, and it has nothing to do with flowers or chocolates. On Feb. 14, DRAGON QUEST® VI: Realms of RevelationTM - previously unavailable outside of Japan - will make its North American debut exclusively on the hand-held Nintendo DSTM family of systems. Combining classic role-playing adventure with new character options and enhancements, the game offers hours of imaginative DRAGON QUEST fun spanning several unique game worlds that can be enjoyed on the go.

DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation features a rich storyline that leads players through a multitude of captivating worlds as they gather allies and battle fierce monsters on a quest to defeat evil forces. With updated graphics and more than 15 character classes to choose from, new and experienced players alike can dive headlong into the timeless role-playing excitement of the DRAGON QUEST franchise anytime, anywhere. They can even enjoy special features such as switching between character classes and letting monsters, such as Slimes, join their party.

"Millions of players around the world have discovered the timeless fun of DRAGON QUEST," said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America's director of Public Relations. "The arrival of DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation in North America will give fans unique access to a classic game in the series for the first time, offering new ways to explore and enjoy the DRAGON QUEST universe."

Originally released in 1995 for Japan's Super Famicom system (known in the U.S. as Super NESTM), DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation challenges players to explore multiple worlds as they confront the many problems caused by the evil Murdaw. Players can choose from nine starting classes and unlock others as they progress through the game.

For more information about DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation, visit http://dragonquest6.nintendo.com.

While the release date stated is currently for North America, we will no doubt find ourselves importing this one as our impatient 15 year wait for the game grows. Roll on February!


Last Updated ( 20 December 2010 )  

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Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) suzzopher 2010-12-20 15:05
To say I am hyped for this is an understatement :lol:
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