Dragon Quest VIII For iOS Is Likely Coming To The West Today


Dragon Quest VIII for iOS devices has been released on the New Zealand App Store for $24.99. Judging by past trends, this means that the game will likely be released in North America later today (probably after midnight).


You’ll need iOS 6.0 or above to play the game. Supported devices include: , iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, , iPad (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display.


Square Enix say that iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and iPad mini are also supported, but that “after extended play on these devices, some instability may occur, and the app may occasionally freeze or crash.”


Square say the issue on these devices can be dealt with by saving often and completely closing the app when suspending play. They also add that “frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.”


We’ll update when Square Enix officially announce Dragon Quest VIII for iOS for North America and reveal how much the game will cost.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.