Dragon Quest VII 3DS Remake Has A Full Orchestra Score

By Ishaan . October 30, 2012 . 11:10pm

Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden is seeing a couple of upgrades on the Nintendo 3DS. First, the game is a full 3D remake of the original PlayStation game. Developer, Arte Piazza, are also including three save files on the cartridge.


Additionally, the game will also feature orchestrated music from the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, who have performed Dragon Quest music in the past as well.


Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden is slated for release on February 7th, 2013 in Japan.

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  • kuroneko0509

    orchestra… i like it

  • Suicunesol

    Holy ****. How many handheld games can boast having a fully orchestrated soundtrack?

  • Ayaka

    I probably said this before but –

    – 2013 will be a very painful year for wallets. Very. Painful. –

  • landlock

    Very nice, my first DQ game before I went and played the Snes ones. 

  • Find this very surprising as I thought the Japanese weren’t too keen on the score that was with the western versions of DQVIII.

    I’ve never played DQVII, is it true it’s a genuine 100hour game (as in 100hours doing the main content, not 100hours if you do side quests and post-game stuff)?

    • Spatulising

      Yes, that’s the main content as far as I know

      I still remember my sister’s save file for 10 years ago ahaha

  • Barrylocke89

    So excited about all of this. It took a little time but the 3DS is slowly starting to show its colors as the successor to the very cool DS.

  • isfuturebright

    The 3DS support is amazing :O

  • Finally, I feel like my 3DS purchase was really worth it. You had me worried there; Nintendo, but with all these RPGs on the way (and hopefully to the US!), I finally feel like I spent my money well. . . well, at least until I decide to get a 3DSXL lol

  • …and that, my grandchildren, was the story of how a single piece of news about a game I cared so much almost gave me a heart attack.

    omg seriously, orchestra score? Could this game get any better???

  • Can they make this any more appealing for fans? I’ve loved Dragon Quest ever since I first got into it (DQVIII being my start). It is my second favorite Japanese RPG series (sitting just a small bit behind SMT) and DQVIII is my favorite console RPG out there. I am so psyched for this game, I really hope it gets a localization. 

    The news about a fully orchestrated soundtrack is also amazing. That sort of sound quality really enhances Dragon Quest, no matter what the game. Cannot wait to hear it. 

  • Bobthegreat

    Manly tears from this news. I also think it’s time for me to pick up Dragon Quest V PS2.

  • $36598391

    wait… so it won’t have the same soundtrack from the PSX version, I was looking forward to this but I’m not so sure whether I will be getting it or not

    • dark zios

       Wtf u will not get the game because the original music will orchestrated (wich sounds 100 times better) instead of a crappy midi? that logic…

      • $36598391

        who knows, i perfer remakes to be as close to the original as possible

    • platomaker

       If you want an idea, youtube the symphony version, it won’t be exact I think, but it’ll give you a better idea. Personally, they’re better quality than the PSx original.

  • Roubjon

     I really wish this was the standard for games.  I’m so sick of cruddy violin synthesizers.  I would honestly buy this game for the soundtrack alone, but fact that it’s Dragon Quest is another bonus.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    <3 <3

  • Jonattas F.

    And with the western release date everything will sound just perfect

  • It’s news like this that make me proud to own a 3DS. I don’t want to start a flame war here, but it got depressing when some Vita users (in other web boards) bashed the 3DS, calling it a ‘kid’s console’ or not a real handheld compared to Vita.


  • platomaker

    Of all the reaction news, this article refreshingly adds new information about the music. I’m glad its more than just a remake in that sense. Hope all enix games and squaresoft games get this treatment and really put the money into their music. 

  • kylehyde

    Square Enix of America/Europe, NOA/NOE please bring it to the west.

  • Vince Is My Father

    Glad I played this on PS1 because if this ever comes out in English, I’m sure I’ll have to deal with a dozen unnecessary  “dialects”. Reading some of them in previous DS remakes was like swimming in molasses.

  • Göran Isacson

    As someone who liked the fifth game (bought it for the DS), would you say this is a good investment as well?

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      Well… although I never played the DQ games, I grew interested on them…
      I would say you could not let this chance to get a formerly-non-Nintendo game for the first time on their consoles. I guess because DQ sells more than Final Fantasy in Japan.
      But it’s up to you. I would like to have DQVIII remaked as well

  • Minus all the gambling.

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