Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Revelation Slimes North America In February

By Spencer . December 20, 2010 . 5:31am

i_26936The only un-localized Dragon Quest game is on its way to North America care of Nintendo. That’s right, we’re talking about Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.


The blue-haired hero is joined by a carpenter named Carver, healer Milly, and mage Ashlynn. There aren’t any brides in this game, but Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation has two worlds to explore, the real world and a dream world.


Like Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation for Nintendo DS has a tag mode feature where you can swap data when you pass by other players. While Square Enix ported and remade ohter Dragon Quest games, this is the only remake of Dragon Quest VI.


Look for Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on February 14 when fans of the series will have to choose between date night and a date with a slime tower.


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  • Wow now those people can finally have their wish fulfilled in just two short months. I guess its great to announce games in just such a short time. I have no idea what the game is about, so I will remain cautiously optimistic.

  • Oh my god. We’re actually getting it. This is… great. ;_;

  • So square did drop the ball after all………………..and nintendo picked it up

    Goes to show you that nintendo is actually one of the best rpg publishers/makers this gen

    • PurpleDoom

      Honestly, I’m glad that Square isn’t doing these anymore, and I’m especially glad that Nintendo is. Now they have a chance at getting proper promotion and better sales.

    • It could have been delayed because of Square Enix’s deal with Nintendo to promote the DQ brand outside of Japan. Nintendo has felt that the DQ titles are unappreciated, so by putting their name on them, they and Square-Enix hope that sales would increase tremendously. Notice the Slime on top of the Nintendo logo on the bottom right corner. That’s on the DQIX boxart as well. One could gather from this that all post-DQIX titles on Nintendo systems are going to be marketed by Nintendo from now on. Note at the same time, it’s only a theory and I could be wrong about that. Regardless, judging by the screenshots, Square-Enix is still handling the actual localization process and Nintendo is doing the marketing.

      Edit: Hmmm… Maybe you scratch the part about being delayed, but this is still part of the deal between S-E and Nintendo.

      • Joanna

        I actually wouldn’t mind that if it means we get all future Nintendo DQ games and more people get into them. :)

        Now if only Nintendo would bring over the last few RPGs left in its catalogue (Fire Emblem 3, XenoBlade, etc.) I would be forever their fangirl. xD

        But that does make me wonder what the profit split is between them…50/50…or does SE/Nintendo get more…?

    • Well I still would like to see dq monsters joker 2 here……..but that seems unlikely.

      And nintendo needs to work on xenoblade

      • Joanna

        I know. I enjoyed the first Joker. I’m still hoping we get the updated Professional Joker 2. It would make the wait worthwhile.

        • Zero_Destiny

          Dragon Quest Monster was how I was intro to the series I love the games. SO I would love to see Joker 2 hit North America.

          • Joanna

            I hope we get the older Monster titles as ports on Virtual Gameboy. I’ve always wanted to play the GBC Monsters, but I was still a kid (12 or 13) when they were released and I couldn’t get my parents to get me another game. So Joker was my first DQ Monsters experience.

          • Zero_Destiny

            I would love to see that happen too. I got both Monster I & II but I didn’t get II until like 3 years ago and probably paid more than I should of since I wanted the box. lol Got DQMI used when I was like 12 and just startin’ to play RPG’s. (so I guess 2001 or 2002) There good solid games, the story’s not as complex as Joker but I still love the light-heartedness of the games’ stories. BTW I got the Cobi version of II since I’m a dude lol.

  • Just too awesome! :D

  • Wonderful news.

  • Pichi

    Nice to be assured! Worried that would be left behind.

  • ::Closes tome solemnly::

    The catalogue is complete.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Another February release? Why do you do this to me, game publishers…

    • Square Enix needs to make that money before their fiscal year ends, gotta beat that 90% decrease some way, lol.

      • Except this is published by Nintendo. So SE isn’t going to get full revenue off this.

  • YES!! So excited for this!!

  • Finally:)


    • Or late depending how you look at it.

      • I’ll think of it as Nintendo and Square-Enix’s Valentines Day present for us.

  • Fonic

    Really glad about this. I was a little uncertain as to whether we’d ever get it. It will be nice to finally have played every game in the main series.

  • RAVENKam

    Knew this was likely but I’m so chuffed all the same.


    • You mean before, since DQ VI is before DQ VIII :D

      • wait dont you mean DQ VII is before DQ VIII O-o you saying DQ8 is the best one? or seventh? Anyhow DQ8 looks pretty nice and all, battles nice space, but still, the main story (loved the chars though) cant even compare to DQ 5…

        If is DQ7 you are referring to… i didnt think DQ VII was thaaaat good, it WAS good, but i dunno, looking for all the tablets to go to other times kinda destroyed part of the story, like, OMG i need one tablet here! and its a re-exploring time like hell.

        DQ5 (ds ver. of course) was always interesting, from beginning to end, it really felt like i just lived the life of someone else X_X

        • Lol I’m just being cheeky. I’ve not played DQ V and DQ VIII was the first one I played. And I absolutley loved it. Yes the story may have been cliche, but the characters pulled it through. Plus the side-quests was awesome and it was just stunnung and a refershing “old-skool” approach to it, compared to most PS2 RPG’s.

          Also I loved DQ IX….ugh wished people in Milton Keynes – nevermind the UK – were more into it.

    • ECM

      Personally, I’m partial to IV :)

      • Haha, i dunno, 4th wasnt bad, but the game sometimes just left you in the air, and i can still remember how the knight character joins you -.- (forgot the name).

        Something like “Omg hey! you the choosen one? Let me help you” *insert DQ’s sound when someone joins*.
        I must say, the story there was really really old school, for a way to put it xD

        • Joanna

          I guess it shows its age then. DQIV was originally a Famicom/NES game whereas V and VI were Super Famicom/SNES games.

          • Zero_Destiny

            Yeah IV was a bit old fashioned but I loved every minute of it a the NES and loved every minute of it the DS (the new visuals helped a lot too). Can’t wait for VI it’s my favorite Dragon Quest.

          • Joanna

            Oh I’m not complaining. I haven’t tried IV yet, but I loved the GBC remake of III (which, from what I can gather, is even more old school in that there aren’t any real characters and the story is just go slay the evil dragon lord).

            I’m looking forward to VI as well :)
            It sounds great…now I just have to finish IV and V. ^///////^

          • Zero_Destiny

            Oh no I wasn’t comin’ at you or anything just like the game. If you’re gettin’ into Dragon Quest I do suggest getting IV eventually since it’s pretty cheap on the DS and pretty good. Also III is probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite Dragon Quest. lol Glad to see people mention it.

          • Joanna

            Funny thing is, I do own IV and V on DS….it’s just I haven’t gotten around to actually trying them. I’ve accumulated a pile of shame (unopened games) over the last two years. ^^;;; I shall also be picking up DQVI either day 1 or within its first week. :)

            I did play and finish IX since it looked a lot like III and it didn’t disappoint (there is even remixed music from III in the grottoes, which was a very nice touch and Zoma~). I enjoyed it a lot, even if mid-way through the game it got a little easier then I would like. The Grotto bosses make up for that though and I still haven’t beaten Zoma (he’s really powerful. I think I’m still too low levelled. I’ll probably get back to IX after I finish with Dark Dawn).

            Dragon Quest is definitely one of my favourite RPG franchises. I’m glad that SE hasn’t screwed it up.

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Joanna Cool, glad to see other Dragon Quest fans. I don’t have Dragon Quest V DS yet, sadly when it came out I had little cash and since SE decided not to print too many of them it’s kind of expensive. I’ve beaten it on SNES so I won’t jump to get it right now but for completeness sake I’ll probably bite the bullet and buy it one of these days. VI is still my fav but I do suggest to pop open IV and V as soon as you get some time. I like IV better than V but V’s got some Unique game-play elements to it like trainin’ monsters and raisin’ a family ala Harvest Moon style. Glad SE hasn’t ruined Dragon Quest yet too lol.

  • ChaosPaladinFayt

    YEAAA DRAGON BALL !!!! oh wait it’s dragon quest. Can someone explain to me why dragon ball and dragon quest looks so similar, if not identical?

    • Two words Akira Toriyama.
      He wrote Dragon Ball and is the main artist behind the Dragon Quest series (as well as Chrono Trigger and Blue Dragon which also happen to look Dragon Ball like :P)

      • ChaosPaladinFayt

        ohhhhh k no wonder. thnxs for clearing that up.

  • lostinblue

    I hope they do Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS now.

    As for this coming… I never expected it not to.

  • About effing time! Too bad is being released the dame month as Neptunia.. Sorry NISA..

    Edit: Now hopefully all those naysayers at Gamefaqs will STFU.

  • PrinceHeir

    looks like the only Dragon Quest games that haven’t been remade is Dragon Quest I-III and VII, i guess this game are getting a 3DS release :D

    but what about the news about Dragon Quest X? im glad all dragon quest games get’s released in the US(sucks for other western countries though) is Level 5 even working with DQX?

    we need news about that game. if feels so long after we had heard about that game(maybe even longer than Versus XIII)

    • I thought we only heard about Dragon Quest X because someone made a slip of the tongue before it was ready for a formal reveal (wasnt it spoken of even before DQIX was released?)

      • gatotsu911

        Um, no. Dragon Quest X was formally revealed at a Nintendo press conference.

    • dragon quest X was officially revealed last year.

      And dq 1-3 were remade for the snes and worse ports for the gbc

      • Guest

        Yes but we did not get the awesome DQ III Remix for Super Famicom (SNES).
        That was actually the first DQ I ever played.

      • PrinceHeir

        that’s why they need to remade it again.

        as for DQX i think we’ll be getting the game maybe the next nintendo console or at the end of the wii’s lifecycle

  • mach

    Finally! Though I don’t understand why they’re changing the logo. What’s the point of removing the sword from the T at the end of the word Quest? It just makes things look more generic, IMO.

  • neo_firenze

    Spencer has known about this for a long time too, based on infuriatingly tantalizing comments that maybe some publisher besides S-E would bring it to North America.

    At any rate, I feel GREAT relief now. And I know what I want for Valentine’s Day :)

    Holy crap that week though… DQVI, Tactics Ogre PSP, Ys I&II Chronicles, Neptunia, AND Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I might hold off a bit on Neptunia, but all of the others are just must have day 1 purchases in my book.

    • Dude really? Choosing a Nintendo DS game over an RPG on a powerful console? Are you priorities straight?! The PS3 barely gets enough RPGs…as it is.

      • neo_firenze

        Dude really? Choosing a game developed by the usually mediocre Idea Factory over an ALL TIME CLASSIC RPG in its first ever official English localization? I suppose also you’re the kind of person who would choose The Last Rebellion over Chrono Trigger, huh?

        I try to give you a chance, man. I agree with you sometimes and occasionally defend you when you have a reasonable opinion but people jump on you anyway because you’ve irritated them in the past. But this kind of garbage post is exactly the reason a lot of people can’t take you seriously.

        • Well I havent experienced either of those two games though Chrono Trigger is on my must play list (well nor a Dragon Quest rpg game). I just though it was strange to put off a game on a console thats been known for awhile for a game just revealed today.

          • We’ve known this has been coming for a long, long time. Although, there have been some cynics who were on the verge of giving up because it’s been so long since DQVDS, it was just a matter of when.

          • neo_firenze

            DQVI may have just received official confirmation of the US release date today, but it isn’t something that was just revealed. It’s a far, far more well known game than the really niche Neptunia.

            DQVI is only one of the most famous JRPGs ever (from the Super Famicom original), and this DS release is the first time it will ever have an official English translation. The Japanese DS remake released in January 2010 and people have been waiting for North American release confirmation for a long time. The excellent DS remakes of DQIV and DQV are another good reason to be excited for VI.

            But anyway, this obsession with PS3 over DS is silly. It’s about the quality of the game, not the power of the system. There are awful games on PS3, just as there are great games on DS (or PS2, or SNES, etc) – and vice versa. We’re talking about an especially notable entry in one of the most famous series in all of RPGs – it doesn’t matter that it’s on a less technologically advanced system.

        • Lol, comparing it to the last revelion is going over the tip a bit too much xD.

      • Extra_Life

        I’d say that my favourite game this year was Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey on DS. I’ve played and finished 56 games across handhelds, PS2 and all current gen consoles this year (and several were RPGs on PS3/360), but I’d still say that Atlus’ DS game was easily my favourite.

        It all depends what you really like though, I suppose. For me, I often prefer to take a handheld RPG over a console RPG, partly because there is more choice, but also because many handheld games tout great gameplay over technically great graphics. That being said, the visual style of DQ IV to VI on DS is very appealing to me :)

      • thebanditking

        Actually its a rather easy choice to pick games over new hardware. Lets face facts, you already own the hardware and games are cheaper and provide more fun then a new console who’s launch line up will likely consist of ports and gimmick cash ins **shudder** DS Launch…………..

    • Extra_Life

      And these very games are what makes me worry about being able to afford the 3DS. The DS and PSP games are absolute musts in my book, particularly DQ VI and YS Chronicles.

  • epy

    Carver? As long as I can rename him to Hassan…

    Great news though, I was worried this would end up cancelled.

  • rainfire2010

    I’m glad it’s going to finally be here.

  • Guest

    Cool bout time, but please announce Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory for Wii too

  • badmoogle

    Damn i haven’t even started playing IV yet.;_;
    Great news though!

    • Joanna

      haha, me too. Both IV and V are sitting in my pile of unopened shame. ^////////^

      I did manage to beat IX though~

      Regardless I am really happy to hear this announcement. I was one of those people that was getting really worried.

  • This is a very good news! And it’s also quite soon… Dragon Quest VI is one of the best in the series and I’m looking forward to playing it on my DS :)


  • Awesome times. And it’s a remake which means it should be better :D At least it will keep me occupied while we wait for DQ X

  • ZomaNeko

    I knew it!! =D Honestly did not expect this to get localized so soon, but I was never convinced that they had given up on localizing it.

    And yay~ This is actually my favorite DQ o:

  • thebanditking

    Its great that this is getting localized, but I worry about the content getting edited. Who is doing the translation, btw? Nintendo has a good localization team but I worry that they will cut or change elements of the story to make it more friendly for kids. Also anyone think S-E is playing a slightly dangerous game here? Making DQ seem like a Nintendo property could expand the series recognition in the west but at the same time it will lead to brand confusion when S-E inevitably puts the series on other platforms.

    Also anyone else think the box art design is ugly? To me it’s not as nicely laid out as DQ V’s was. Now if only S-E would bring out that Saga 2 remake…….

    • It’s still the team localizing DQVI that did VIII, IV, V and IX (which was also published by Nintendo), Plus Alpha.

      I wouldn’t worry about anything being cut or changed, other than the typical puns/alliterations/etc.

      And nah, as of right now DQ is staying on Nintendo, X upcoming on the Wii, I’m not even sure it’ll move back to Sony again unless they can topple the Wii and 3(DS), and forget about it going to MS.
      And brand confusion? We’ve been fine going from IV on NES to VII on PSX to VIII on PS2 and then IV/V on DS as well as IX.

      • thebanditking

        Yeah after watching the trailer and going off the ESRB rating it looks like S-E is doing the translation like it did for the others. I am glad to see Nintendo stepping up and helping to bring these titles over here and that unlike in the SNES days they are keeping the games intact, no more distorted crosses or overly sweaty MK characters, lol.

    • If it’s anything like how DQIX was localized, it’s being handled as if Square-Enix themselves were the publishers and Nintendo just does the marketing.

  • vadde939

    YES!!! I can’t say I’m suprised to see Nintendo publishing it after the success of DQ IX and I’m loving the way Nintendo is supporting lesser-known Japanese games in the west like they did with MH Tri and DQ IX. Nintendos marketing muscle can really increase sales and help establish a brand recognition of these games in the west which is a very good thing for the future of series like DQ. If only Nintendo could publish Tales of Graces Wii and Abyss 3DS in the west too. That would be heavenly (not to mention they have a much better chance than XSEED or anybody else of loosening Namcos stranglehold over a series they refuse to localize themselves)

  • puchinri

    It looks a lot better than I thought it would.
    I’m looking forward to it.

  • Hours

    So glad it’s been reconfirmed for a US release.

    Now my collection will be complete. :)

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