Square Enix is going to make Dragon Quest XII PS5 Exclusive.

The success of FF7 Rebirth will be the drive behind doing so.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Visions of Mana is going to be really funny to watch. Those sales are going to be absolute ass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I selfishly don't give a shit if it sells like ass or not, I'm just stocked to get a new Mana game that's more like Secret/Trials of Mana

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Horii is a Nintendo fanboy. He allowed DQ7-DQ8 on PS2 out of necessity. DQ11 is on PS4 too but the superior version was only on Switch for a while before they ported it to PS4, so you had to buy the game again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Still, find it hilarious that they made a 3DS version because they saw the impending sales disaster for the PS4 version.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Horii is not really a Nintendo fanboy, Dragon Quest just comes out on whatever console is the most popular in Japan at the time. Since Japan doesn't give a shit about Playstation aside from 1 and 2, DQ is mostly on Nintendo. DQXII won't be an exclusive but if it is, it sure as frick won't be on PS5

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It won't be a true exclusive but DQ12 will definitely be a timed exclusive. Sony will throw millions at them for it and Square won't say no to free money.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The story of modern Sony and Square Enix. Sony throws money at SE so they can save the shit software sales they have and SE takes the money and sinks with Sony. Funny shit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's true but Dragon Quest is thankfully all on the Enix part of Square Enix.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But what's the point? I can understand FFVII because people associate it with Playstation at least. Even though like 80% of PS5 owners bought their first Playstation console around the time when TLOU came out and don't really care about Japanese games. But with DQ it's completely pointless. Sony knows their players just wouldn't care and even if they were to offer money Square would most likely decline because they'd be losing even more. Square Enix is a Japanese company after all and DQ is like, I don't know, sacred to them

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sony is worried more about international success.
          They won't buy exclusivity for Dragon Quest XII as DQ isn't a big seller outside of Japan. Sony also doesn't care too much about the Japanese market currently, as most of their success has been in western markets.
          If anything, I wouldn't be surprised if DQXII launches on PS4 primarily (beyond Nintendo).

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          DQ is not very big in the west and Sony doesn't care about 'local' titles

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is DQ a "local" title for Sony if Square's headquarters is in California?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              are Nexon games now considered japanese because there HQ is in Tokyo?
              It doesn't matter where the hq is nor who made the game.
              Starcraft can be almost considered a korean game despite being made by a western studio.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No one would call Starcraft a Korean game, especially since Korea lost a bunch of Starcraft 2 tournaments back when it was popular.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You must be an actual genuine fricking moron if you think it won't be on PS5. Like sure I doubt it'll be exclusive but to say it won't be on PS5? You're actually delusional. Further proof that console warriors are always the dumbest mother frickers on the face of the earth. Literal negative IQ.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth was a disaster though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP is obviously joking I hope

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not that anon, but I have the triple stack and I still refuse to buy rebirth on ps5. I'll probably wait for the steam release and the lack of numbers given by square doesn't fare well for it's overall sales.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want it to be exclusive to PS5 just to see SE make an about-face when they see the sales.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hori's very cognizant of how Japanese gaming culture has changed with people preferring handhelds, he's the one that pushed for DQ11 3DS and Switch. There's a bigger chance of it being a Switch exclusive if anything.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thatd be violent, gorey and messy suicide however

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Namco is going to get their wake-up call with Sand Land. MAybe SE will learn from that (they won't).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do you mean Sand Land will get poor sales? I tried the demon and it wasnt very impressive

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, it will most likely get bad sales. I don't even think the West will save it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I don't even think the West will save it.
          Considering most people didn't know what Sand Land was, let alone that it was getting a game, until two weeks ago, yeah, that much was obvious.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That would be so hilariously moronic that I pray it's true. I want to see blood run in the streets.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth
    The lowest selling mainline FF launch ever? The game selling less than the Switch version of Unicorn Overlord, a fricking Vanillaware game, in Japan?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FF7REBIRTH sold more

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The game selling less than the Switch version of Unicorn Overlord
      moron, It outsold yakuza and troonsona as well.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With the woke Sweet Baby direction Squeenix has gone in, I have zero faith in it being any good. I personally expect more forced diversity as well as an end to the bunny girl costume.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It probably will be in all but name. Nobody buys jrpgs on Xbox, and Dragon Quest 11 didn't come out on pc simultaneously

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the artist for dq died
    the musician for dq died
    dq12 will probably ditch turn-based and its basically doomed because they want the western audience

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the musician for dq died
      Who cares, he didn't even want western audiences listen to his works.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only Japan cares about DQ, so Sony wouldn't bother paying exclusivity. They already have Monster Hunter

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They already have Monster Hunter
      They don't though, Wilds is going to be everything that can run it day 1

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They already have Monster Hunter
      Hasn't MH been a Ninty franchise for a couple generations now aside from World?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I take it you missed the endless shitposting that has spawned from the World Vs Rise autism

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >missed
          just make a MH thread and shit flinging continues.
          It will continue with Wilds because either it won't release on Nintendo console or it will and people here will whine it is downgraded again to run on Switch2.
          It won't be neither classic nor World 2 and blame will be shifted to whoever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People talk about other games saving PS5 and its shit software sales in Japan but I think this will be the true test. God can you imagine if not even Monster Hunter does anything for PS5 and it just ends up killing Monster Hunter's sales, holy shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah zoomers love monster hunter, all my friends have PS5 but doesnt care about ff7. boomers do. and the barrier of entry is high af for remake

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >all my friends have PS5 but doesnt care about ff7
          Serious question what is the purpose of this console then? Does it even have any exclusives aside from that shitty Demon's Souls remake?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Rise of The Ronin, Stellar Blade, Spider-man 2, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered, Demons Souls, Unicorn Overlord, Final Fantasy XIV, Foamstars

            Also for owning your games physically

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So ports and shovelware.
              >Also for owning your games physically
              Fat lot of good that'll do you on PlayStation when everything has a ton of DRM.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered
              does this even count since it looks almost exactly the fricking same as the PS4 version?
              >Unicorn Overlord
              not an exclusive
              >Final Fantasy XIV
              confirmed to be coming to PC

              literally the best game you listed isn't an exclusive and half of them are remakes & shovelware (foamstars? really?)

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I understand the "owning your games physically" part. But like all optical media that is going to die. There is no long term perseveration like that. Unironically pc releases mean a game gets to live forever.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >at is the purpose of this console then
            Fifa, CoD and Fn. That's the main reason people get PS5s, FF is a boomercore franchise now both in the west and in Japan. Persona 6 will probably be a bigger hit than FFXVII kek.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              because persona is actually good

              - zoomer

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ya Persona, Yakuza, Xenoblade too many franchises taking over FF is just a bloated carcass.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Persona 6 will probably be a bigger hit than FFXVII kek.
              persona troons still waiting 10 years for a new visual novel.

              because persona is actually good

              - zoomer

              Ya Persona, Yakuza, Xenoblade too many franchises taking over FF is just a bloated carcass.

              P3Demake sold like shit after how many normalgays p5 shit brought in

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        MHWilds is already dated for 2025 xbox/sony/steam and it most likely will come to Switch 2 as well

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is this a man

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nta, but I guess I'm into men now. wasn't expecting that this morning

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nta, but I guess I'm into men now. wasn't expecting that this morning

        It's a biological woman
        She's thin, has perky tights and a cute ass.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a woman, she also almost exclusively fricks white guys.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          It's a biological woman
          She's thin, has perky tights and a cute ass.

          Thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imagine if they put beautiful hot nigresses in rebirth instead of ayo cloud woman, imagine. Black folk are actually my preferred type of woman, some are really pretty. Maybe I would have bought the game...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They did tho

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          legit WHERE, and barrys wife doesnt count since she is probably in one tiny scene

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eh, boobs too small, she's in that unfortunate space where they're small but not small enough to have flat appeal

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth
    The what?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't care, still not purchasing a sn*y cucksole made after the ps2

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Square Enix is going to make Dragon Quest XII PS5 Exclusive.
    Seems very odd given that
    >5 mil out of the total 6 mil DQXI sales were in Japan
    >The switch is the dominant platform in Japan, Switch 2 will likely be just as dominant provided scalping isn't too aggressive
    But
    >The success of FF7 Rebirth will be the drive behind doing so.
    this is bait clearly

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he thinks Square has any say over Dragon Quest

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I Wonder what Happens to the DQ IP once he dies? It won't be the same that part is clear but who does he leave it to?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        from what I understand the rights are managed by his production company and not himself directly

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I believe the only members of Armor Project (Horii's company) are Horii and his daughter.
          I think there's a non-zero chance after 12, Horii will retire and consider selling the full rights to IP. But I don't know. Square obviously would try to buy it out right but not impossible for Nintendo to try and buy it either.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    isnt FF7 Rebirth only a 6 month exclusive anyway? I can wait for both on a steam sale

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its literally a switch 2 launch title (also multiplat with PS5 and pc)

    square enix is done getting console exclusivity, only reason they are yet again making ff7-3 playstation exclusive for a few months is sunk cost fallacy

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth
    If it's so successful they would be bragging about sales and revenue.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    then buy one, you broke b***h

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nice, let me know in 5 -10 years when they'll run on the pc thru emulation.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's been so long since we last heard about DQ12 or DQ3HD. What the hell are these apes doing?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We need DQ1 and DQ2 HD too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DQ3 is like a sacred cow in Japan, they know they cannot afford to frick it up, so they have to take their time if they don't want effigies being burned outside of their offices.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I loved 8, played the ds ones after, beat the first one on gameboy as a kid. Had a great time. Then I played XI, got so bored I never finished it and realized the series was dead and had been infultrated by ESG compliancy mandates. There is literally nothing to look forward to in XII.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Autism: The Post

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is he wrong? https://youtu.be/eegmHo3yWrM?si=fQV3mTu5fZTdowZv

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone in that video is straight

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Black person, Japan had an anime older than Dragon Quest itself about a man crossdressing as a woman and giving guys weird boners.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          now we have to watch a bunch of morons who can't accept reality defend this. thanks.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or you could just admit you're a homosexual. That's the only way that scene would offend you since it's just japan doing their usual flamboyant jokes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The funny thing is Sylvando is not actually gay. He's just the most flaming, flamboyant straight man to ever exist, and it's purely to be in opposition to the knight his father wanted him to be. The irony being despite his personality, he still exhibits all the traits one would look for in a knight.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The funny thing is Sylvando is not actually gay.
            they could show him getting married to a beautiful woman and getting puff puffed every night and he still be a homosexual anon. get a grip

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They purposely leave it ambiguous if he's bisexual (he's not gay, he clearly also has a thing for women), or if he's just acting the opposite of how his father wants because that's the life he wants to live

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          now we have to watch a bunch of morons who can't accept reality defend this. thanks.

          It's not about "denying" reality, it's just the simple fact that when Japan does gay characters, they're actually likeable characters.
          The reason Sylvando works is the same reason Bobby from Macross Frontier works and it's the contrast in his character. They make such a flaming gay man that might as well have rainbows appear whenever he talks, then takes all of the traits people associate with that (weak, flippant, cowardly) and reverses them. He's a giant gay on the surface, but underneath that beats the heart of a noble knight. No matter how much he says stuff like, "you rang, darling?" with a lisp when you switch him in during battle, when the chips are down his personality 180s.

          Sylvando is the definition of a prancing la-la homosexual man, and I have never seen someone complain about that because he's funny, he's fun, he's just the right amount of sarcastic before it gets annoying, he's actually extreme brave and for lack of a better word because it gets overused so much, badass when it counts. He's one of the best character DQ has created in a long time, I'd unironically put him up there with Yangus or Alena, I expected his schtick to get old real fast and it never did.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I had to turn off voices when I played because of him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >funny gay parade
          >funny
          it's literally on the title anon, it's a fun moment and silvia is a based character

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm surprised there are people that actually disliked him. He's easily the best party member if only because his personality isn't one we've seen for the 9 millionth time in a DQ game, he doesn't just feel like a copy of another party member that's already existed because DQ loves reusing archetypes.

            I thought I was going to end up liking Erik a lot more than I did, he ended up being meh for me. By contrast, Veronica was annoying and stayed annoying for a giant chunk of the game, and Sylv went from a character I expected to hate to my favorite.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >By contrast, Veronica was annoying and stayed annoying for a giant chunk of the game
              Because her whole schtick is "I'm the bratty kid that wishes people treated me with respect", the same reason everyone hates Maribel. Even though Maribel is the same age as the hero, she just doesn't act like it in the same way Kiefer does.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you honestly sound like a chud who needs to get laid

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >have sex incel
        incredible response anon

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    XI is probably the worse RPG I've ever played

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAAJAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    KEK

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >We're gonna make XII DARKER AND EDGIER
    What did Enix mean by this? DQ is almost defined by the fact that it hides dark storylines behind a cutesy artstyle. So what's different now?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're going to use the F-word so that mature gamers like me can relate.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't even think it'll be that, I think it'll unironically just be the inclusion of blood and that's it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And by that I don't mean like 80s OVA levels of excessive blood, I mean like...the amount of blood a character gets when beaten up in DBZ.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A DQ game with Genocyber levels of blood would be hilarious. It would be like putting Mario characters in Mortal Kombat.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean that ran that gamut from "a little bit of blood from the mouth" to "a namekian getting their arm ripped off because they can just grow it back"

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The success of FF7 Rebirth
    BAHAHAHAHHAHA

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just really hope Kazushige Nojima is involved, Rebirth has such a good script. Man knows his shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He will be. There is no FF without Nojima, Nojima however can live without FF as Reynatis proves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      those teeth are insane
      that's nojima?
      atleast he writes cool things

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The GOD himself

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a PC, PS5 and Switch so I'll get it no matter what. Holding out for a PC release though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have the triple stack too and I'm still waiting for monsters on steam. They released treasures on there so I'm hoping soon.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >“Final Fantasy is a major series but it is indie at heart. I believe Nomura-san (Tetsuya Nomura) should feel the same.” - Kazushige Nojima

    Now Nomura has forgotten that bringing forth the series' decline, soon Final Fantasy will only be a memory.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I will never be a memory.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really? It sounded like they were a bit disappointed with Rebirth's sales.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DQ thread
    >it's all FF gays who don't play DQ

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dragon Quest has always been and will always continue to be better than Final Fantasy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ya bro Akira Toriyama's Microsoft Excel Sim is so tight fr

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Dragon Quest has always been and will always continue to be
        the blandest and most cookie cutter garbage in the genre

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >make a thread about a game that isn't out and nothing is shown of
      >mention FF7R in OP
      >people talk about it instead
      >somehow it's our fault

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >success of FF7 Rebirth

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ps5 exclusive
    >square are developing it themselves
    >edgy new logo
    It's gonna be a real time action game with "game of thrones" style dialogue (lots of swearing) and dubstep/metal music isn't it.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SE has no say on DQ's platforms.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just want it to be dragon quest. The recent comments on it changing direction have me really worried.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you people forgetting that XI came out day 1 worldwide on ps4 and steam?

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