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Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (Nintendo DS)

A handful of new Square-Enix trademarks were discovered today.

One of them is Chapters of the Chosen.

Dragon Quest IV's Japanese subtitle is "Michibikareshi Monotachi," which loosely means "The Guided People." Now, the original US versions of the games dropped their subtitles but Dragon Quest IV was a special case in that it was famously divided into chapters and the final chapter carried the "Michibikareshi Monotachi" title. This was given the more apt localization of "The Chosen Ones" in the US version.

The Chosen Ones.

Dragon Quest IV is divided into Chapters.

1 + 1 = ?
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Oh Please Please Please!!!!
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*crosses fingers......*
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Oh please let it be!!!!! *fingers and toes crossed*
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For some perspective, the trademark for The World Ends With You was discovered on or around October 29th, 2007. The formal announcement from Square-Enix was on or around February 15th, 2008 for a release date of April 22nd, 2008. It's certainly not a definitive guideline but with Final Fantasy IV coming out in July, that should give Dragon Quest IV a comfortable Fall release.
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Let's consider this as read and get to work on V and VI now.
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Spoiler:
It's Official!

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So your estimation puts this at a Oct/Nov 2008 release? I can live with that.
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Best. NES. RPG. My 2nd favorite RPG of all time...I've been forced to admit my fondness for Baldur's Gate II for the top spot

This means I have to get a DS lite before the fall. My wife has my fat DS even since hers got stolen.

Of course, I've been playing this emulated on the PSP (I do own the original cartridge, manual, strategy guide, map ) but an update is going to be awesome.

Pixy, I swiped your imageshack picture to post at LCVG. I'm excited

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Originally Posted by pinata242
So your estimation puts this at a Oct/Nov 2008 release? I can live with that.
Pretty much, but it is just an estimate. I don't know when people dug up The World Ends With You's ESRB listing (and I don't have time to look this afternoon) to compare but I'm pretty damn sure it wasn't two days later. I'd say the EARLIEST the game is going to come out would be September, giving Final Fantasy IV two months to itself.

Dragon Quest V: The Bride of the Sky comes out in July in Japan.
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Any word on DQ IX?
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Any word on DQ IX?
There's still no release date in Japan.

But, I have received word on good authority that plans to bring Dragon Quest V and VI to America are definitely happening for what it's worth.
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Potential Release Date August 12, 2008!

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7672551
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Sound perfect as that's the 8th anniversary of my wedding. Traditionally I believe that's the "spend some quality time apart" anniversary.
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My wife is going to be SO happy! This is her favorite RPG of all time and she has played a crappy ROM so many times its ridiculous. Looks like this will be a nice little birthday gift for her if it comes out in August!
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Another possible release date, conflicting with the previous one, August 28th, 2008.

http://www.hotmoviesale.com/store/pr...dProduct=83120
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
There's still no release date in Japan.

But, I have received word on good authority that plans to bring Dragon Quest V and VI to America are definitely happening for what it's worth.
There goes my vacation fund.
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I hope it'll be released here. Although I haven't played a DQ game yet, it's a series that I really want to get into. I've been reading online, hoping it'd get a release.
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Not that any more confirmation is needed, but this now has a rating in Germany.

Also, the first date I posted was moved up, it seems locked as the last week of August.
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It's official now! September 16th!

http://na.square-enix.com/dq4/

Originally Posted by PixyJunket
But, I have received word on good authority that plans to bring Dragon Quest V and VI to America are definitely happening for what it's worth.
Indeed.

http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia/
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
It's official now! September 16th!

http://na.square-enix.com/dq4/

Indeed.

http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia/
Pixy, you have so made my year with the news .
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REJOICING! HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!

EXPERIENCE DRAGON QUEST LIKE NEVER BEFORE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND!

The Zenithia Trilogy Makes its Way to North America for the First Time, with

DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen Kicking Off the Adventure September 16, 2008

LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2008) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that the Zenithia Trilogy, which includes DRAGON QUEST® IV: Chapters of the Chosen™, DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride™ and DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Reverie™ is headed for North American shores. The trilogy commences September 16, 2008 with the release of DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen.

Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant DRAGON QUEST world with a collection of remakes that bring three classic tales exclusively to Nintendo DS™. With 3D graphics, newly animated monsters and dual screen presentation, the series that has shipped over 43 million units to date promises to captivate an entirely new generation of players, as well as treat long-time fans to a special rendition of three beloved entries in the franchise.

DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Scenario & Game Design / General Director: Yuji Horii
Character Design: Akira Toriyama
Music: Koichi Sugiyama
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Developer: ArtePiazza
Platform: Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
©2007, 2008 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/ARTEPIAZZA/ SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.
Ship Date: September 16, 2008

A tale of epic proportions told through a unique chapter sequence that enables players to experience multiple character perspectives. Embark on an adventure with characters from different walks of life, all destined to unite with you, the hero, to save the world.

DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Scenario & Game Design / General Director: Yuji Horii
Character Design: Akira Toriyama
Music: Koichi Sugiyama
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Developer: ArtePiazza
Platform: Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG
ESRB: Not Yet Rated
©ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/ARTEPIAZZA/ SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.
Ship Date: TBA

Never before released in North America, this entry in the Zenithia Trilogy follows a journey that transcends three generations. Travel alongside your father on his quest to see the world, grow to set forth on a journey of your own and face life-altering decisions as you continue your family’s legacy.

DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Reverie
Scenario & Game Design / General Director: Yuji Horii
Character Design: Akira Toriyama
Music: Koichi Sugiyama
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Developer: ArtePiazza
Platform: Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG
ESRB: Not Yet Rated
© ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/ARTEPIAZZA/ SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.
Ship Date: TBA

Also coming to North America for the first time, DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Reverie for Nintendo DS brings the classic console title into the handheld scene. Explore two parallel worlds while distinguishing reality from illusion and seeking to discover the true meaning of your very existence.

DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia/.

DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Reverie are not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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I'm so glad they've committed to the entire trilogy at once.
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This has been the best gaming news I've gotten in years. I still have my original DQIV cart & map (map in terrible shape), and the original strategy guide/manual via ebay

I'm looking forward to a re-translation without all the 8-bit era Nintendo censoring. What I want to know is, are they doing any other tweaks, story-wise or gameplay wise (besides being able to control characters in Ch5)?
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Originally Posted by GreenMonkey
This has been the best gaming news I've gotten in years. I still have my original DQIV cart & map (map in terrible shape), and the original strategy guide/manual via ebay
I can beat that. I still have the Nintendo Power strategy guide for the first DQ...or should I say DW back then.

This is great news. All three are release-day buys for sure.

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