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Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii will introduce the franchise’s “upcoming line-up” during a 35th anniversary stream in late May.
Square Enix said the Japanese broadcast will kick off at 8pm PT / 11pm ET on May 26, which is 4am BST / 12pm in Japan on May 27, although the English version will go live half an hour later, according to the official YouTube stream embedded below.
“May 27th is Dragon Quest Day, and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the series, we’re bringing you a special broadcast to showcase all of the latest information about what’s going on—and what’s yet to come—in the world of Dagon Quest,” reads the live stream’s YouTube description.
“For the first time in Dragon Quest history, the show will feature live interpretation from Japanese, so that our international fans can stay up-to-date with developments in the Dragon Quest series, too.”
Dragon Quest games have sold over 82 million units worldwide since the first title released in 1986, according to Square Enix.
The last mainline entry in the series was Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, which originally released for 3DS and PS4 in Japan in 2017 before making its way west and to other platforms.
More recently, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition released for Switch in 2019, and for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass in December 2020, marking the franchise’s first appearance on a Microsoft console.
Horii confirmed in January 2020 that the next mainline entry in the series, Dragon Quest XII, had entered production in 2019.