Shonen Jump Famicom Mini Revealed

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Nintendo and Shonen Jump have partnered together to reveal a special miniature Famicom console to mark the 50th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Jump. Priced at 7,980 yen ($73), the manga-themed Famicom Mini will be released on July 7th in Japan, and feature 20 Jump-inspired games that were released on the Famicom.

You can hit the jump for a full list of included titles, as well as more images of Gold and Red console.

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First Gameplay for Dragon Quest VR Unveiled

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Bandai Namco Amusement has kicked off its opening night for Dragon Quest VR, and we now have our first look at gameplay frmo inside the virtual Dragon Quest world in footage from Famitsu. The game is played with four players, in a party consisting of two Warriors, a Priest, and a Mage. Once a party is formed, the game begins at Kingdom Gate, with the below footage coming from the Plains.

Dragon Quest VR opens to the public on April 27th, at the VR Zone Shinjuku, in Japan. Hit the jump to check out the video.

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Dragon Quest XI Headed to the West

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Oh, what a day! We finally have official confirmation that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is headed westward to North America with a full English voice cast on September 4th. The catch? It will only be available on PlayStation 4, and PC. The Nintendo 3DS version will not be made available stateside, and the Switch version will come much later.

That’s some disappointing news on the Nintendo front, but at least fans of the series will have an option to begin with, as many were beginning to worry. You can hit the jump to check out the details on the English release, as well as the opening cinematic, and English gameplay.

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Fortune Street Demo and Theme Now Available

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Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in just a few days in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and a demo is now available for both versions on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

The demo map is Trodain Castle, and it features Yuna, Kefka, Craver, and Analucia as playable characters. Interestingly, players with the demo will be able to compete online against players who own the full version of the game, also. What’s more, if you’re able to take on S-Rank characters in Fortune Street, you can unlock a special PlayStation theme (seen above).

New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has shared several new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers showcase Noctis from Final Fantasy XVLightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Alena from Dragon Quest III and Kiryl from Dragon Quest IV.

You can hit the jump to check out the other trailers. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has released two new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers give us a look at cute chibi versions of Final Fantasy X’s Yuna and Tidus, as well as Dragon Quest IX’s Erinn and Dragon Quest XI’s Silvia.

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Hit the jump to check out the other trailers.

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Squall Fortune Street Character Introduction

Square Enix has shared a new character introduction trailer for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary, and the new trailer debuts Final Fantasy VIII hero, Squall. In the video above, Squall is shown saying “I don’t fear expensive shops. You just simply have to not stop at one.” He then promptly lands on one, being forced to pay 1,750G to Lightning, to which he says “I’m going to destroy this expensive shop.”

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

A New Itadaki Street is on the Way!

You’d be forgiven for having never heard of Itadaki Street before. The wonderfully charming and original concept takes popular Square Enix characters from Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and places them in a Monopoly-style board game. The character designs are wonderful, and the game is incredibly fun.

Fortunately, Square Enix knows that also! During their recent live-stream, Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary was announced for PlayStation 4 and PS VITA. The game is set to release in October in Japan.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

Over the weekend, Square Enix hosted a massive live-stream with a slew of news for fans of the Dragon Quest franchise. The biggest piece of news being that the much-lauded Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Builders is a game that takes the Minecraft formula and gives it a charming story, with a Dragon Quest backdrop.

The new release also adds underwater diving, hang-gliding, and even local multiplayer for up to 4 players. Local multiplayer! There’s no release date set for the title, but hopefully we get a North American release.

Dragon Quest XI Getting a Western Release

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It would seem that the Gods of Gaming have been listening, as Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, the next game in the main Dragon Quest saga will be getting a Western release. It was beginning to feel like a lost cause as we hadn’t heard anything in regards to this happening, up until this point.

There’s currently no release date set, but the game is expected for a 2018 release date. Hit the jump for the official announcement video from game director, Yuuji Horii.

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