Dragon Quest VIII Discounted For iOS And Android

By Ishaan . August 28, 2014 . 12:29pm

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is now available at a discounted price for iOS and Android devices, Square Enix have announced.


The game is availalbe for $14.99 until September 4th, down from its regular price of $19.99.


Dragon Quest VIII will also be playable at Square Enix’s booth (#3630) at PAX Prime from August 29th – September 1st.

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  • Michael Kelehan

    I’ll tell you what I’d really like: a console or PC version that syncs with this, so I can play f’serious on the big screen, but do my grinding on the go or while watching other TV.

    …playing Earthbound on the Wii U has spoiled me.

    • CirnoLakes

      It would be so great to have Dragon Quest on Steam.

  • I’ll pass, but I’ll definitely bite on DQIV when it goes on sale

  • Warukyure

    Still too much. Does SE think it’s quick touch ups and porting to mobile thinks it’s worth $15? Let alone the $20 it normally is at?

    At least attempt to make something original for mobile instead of ports that make me think getting an SNES emulator looks better than of those (FFVI mobile I’m looking at you)

    $5 or bust, try again

    • James Robert Thompson

      Yeah, tell me how it goes running a PS2 game on an SNES emulator…

    • Good luck finding the PS2 version for $20. This is a massive, full game, unlike the tiny little things that normally sell for $1-5 on phones. It is well worth the $15.

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    Recently started another playthough of this game after having to buy another DS2. It’s definitely as good as I remember

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Quality of the port?

    • BrokenSkullZero

      On android, Pretty decent. Battles control well, and looks great. The portrait orientation makes it suited for 1handed play.

      Virtual Joystick is less than steller, with the forced portrait orientation making it difficult to navigate in packed environments. Performance issues on my Galaxy Note 2, framerate is stable but not consistly smooth in every instance.

    • Metabble

      It’s the japanese version of the ps2 game but running on ios and android. Just like that.
      And as its based on the japanese version, it doesnt include the improvements the international versions had (voice acting, orchested soundtrack and the super saiyan hero).
      Oh, and its only in english (goodbye to the european localizations made in the ps2 version)

    • Fox

      Pretty bad.

      Biggest problems are that it cut voice acting and will only display on 1/2 of a vertically-oriented screen. So: decent if you want it on a phone, godawful on a tablet.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Wait… they actually cut off the screen if you play it on tablets? I was planning on getting this for an iPhones but yikes, that’s quite a bad decision.

        • I really like it a lot, and I played the hell out of the PS2 version. I don’t miss the voice acting or the orchestral version of the soundtrack (MIDI version is still great), and the viewing angle doesn’t really bother me on my iPad. (It would be ideal for a phone, but my phone can’t run it.) You should buy it. Also, the frame rate issues are frankly not that bad.

  • Sam

    Ha, just started the game for the first time on PS2 a couple of weeks ago. I’m liking it a lot so far.

  • Still seething over the fact Square remade the game for iOS instead of Vita/3DS. They won’t get my money at 20$, at 15$, and even for free I will still refuse to give them that download. However I’m really digging that Chaos Rings bundle for Vita, I’ll give them that.

    • They wanted to make it for a platform where it will sell.

  • texhnolyze

    Call me when they’ve fixed the low fps issue.

  • Oh, five bucks off. -_- I was hoping it’d be like ten.

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  • CirnoLakes

    Too bad, I already own the game.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t run as well as I’d like on my Galaxy Tab 2. I am sure that my tablet is more powerful than the PlayStation 2. But it’s probably not quite as optimized as well as it could be. Then again, my tablet also isn’t perfect at running Ikaruga.

    I am hoping to try them again with a tablet that has a Tegra K1. Even if they aren’t optimized very well, that should hopefully help. Luckily about digital distribution, like on Google Play, is that updating and patching is really easy.

    I’m hoping it gets lots of patches n’ stuff in the future.

  • Does Square know there are PS2 classics now for PSN? They got pretty much all of their PSX games on there, then never came back. You know what would be very much appreciated on the service? Dragon Quest VIII. Or anything they did on the PS2, probably.

  • triablos

    I like this game. It runs well on my nexus 5, although there are some framereate issues its not everywhere. Vertical orientation is fine, people need to stop bitching. Seeing further is better than seeing wider anyway, and it makes the game well suited for one handed play.

  • When are we getting Dragon Quest I and II for iOS? I hope that they keep bringing over all the Japanese releases when they happen or shortly thereafter. I want 5-7 on iOS, too. And 1-3!

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