We haven’t heard any news about releasing new Dragon Quest games in the West for awhile, but last year a glimmer of hope popped up in the Japanese trademark database. Siliconera found trademarks for The Seeds of Salvation and Luminaries of the Legendary Line filed by Square Enix. These sure *sound* like Dragon Quest subtitles.
Now, Siliconera dug up a trademark for The Seeds of Salvation filed in the United States. That means the publisher is planning on using this for a Western game, perhaps a Western Dragon Quest localization.
This trademark could be for the Nintendo 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII or maybe it’s for the suite of smartphone Dragon Quest remakes like the Unity powered Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. My guess is this will be the new name for Dragon Quest II when it inevitably comes out for smartphones.