milking remaking a Final Fantasy game is nothing but bullcorn to you, then perhaps hearing Square-Enix remaking some Dragon Quest remakes will make you feel better knowing Square-Enix isn’t milking out just one franchise.
IGN reports that at Square-Enix’s financial briefing in Tokyo today, Square-Enix CEO Yoichi Wada answered that question the majority of us ask ourselves when considering why Square-Enix doesn’t bother remaking any of its other games that don’t have the name Final Fantasy attached to it. To quote Wada-san from the briefing;
This summer, we’ll release Battle Road in arcades and Sword for the Wii. Following that, we’re thinking of a release for 9 once we’ve released remake versions and so forth
Translation: prior to the release of Dragon Quest IX on the DS, Square-Enix will be planning some remakes of the older Dragon Quest games to appease fans until Dragon Quest IX has been released and
deprives us of a social life wows us with its handheld beauty and erases any concerns skeptics had of the series moving onto the handheld for now. The last Dragon Quest game to get the remake treatment was Dragon Quest V for the PS2 in Japan, so here’s hoping Square-Enix shares the Dragon Quest remake love on various handhelds and consoles…assuming they aren’t just handheld remakes.