Dragon Quest IX for DS
Personally, I could not care less about this announcement by SquareEnix because I’m not a RPG fan, much less a Dragon Quest fan. Hell, I still remember playing the first Dragon Warrior on NES as a kid and hating it with a passion. I thought it was the worst game ever. Nevertheless, this shocking decision may have a ripple effect across publishers in Japan. The DS is an absolute phenomenon in Japan on a scale never seen before. It seems that the Japanese just love handhelds; they’re not into massive HDTVs and Xbox 360s and PS3s.
Nintendo is king again in Japan.
But with the DS getting a high-profile game such as DQIX, does that mean a move of the main Final Fantasy games to DS is not far behind? I doubt it, but it might mean more Japanese developers will try to take advantage of the DS’s massive userbase. Consoles might play second fiddle to the monster that is the DS. And the PSP? Yea, it’s dead.
Damn, I still don’t know what to make of this news. Except….