Yuji Horii Still Says Dragon Quest XII is a Ways Off

He also discussed the series' success in 2019.

01.04.20 - 10:24 PM

After the roaring success of Dragon Quest XI, the next iteration in the 33 year old franchise is on everyone's mind. This goes especially for series creator Yuji Horii. During a Twitter post discussing the series' success in 2019, he briefly discussed Dragon Quest XII.

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Here is the full New Year Tweet from Yuji Horii, translated by Gematsu:

Happy New Year. In addition to [what I said in the New Year's card] below, there are some things I still cannot say, but as for [Dragon Quest] XII, it is still a little while ahead. However, there may be things we can release before that. Please give me your support again this year.
Happy New Year. Last year, we released the Dragon Quest movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, as well as the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI. We also released Dragon Quest Walk for smartphones, and announced anime and game adaptions for Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. And now, 33 years after the first game, I am extremely happy to be able to challenge new things such as the production of [Dragon Quest] XII. To all the fans who have supported Dragon Quest thus far, as well as the many staff who have sustained it, thank you so much. While I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep this up, I want to work as hard as I can for a little while longer. May this year be a wonderful one for everyone. Please give me your support again this year.
— Yuji Horii

This isn't the first time Yuji Horii has brought up Dragon Quest XII. He also mentioned it during the announcement of Dragon Quest Walk. All we really know is that we'll need to wait awhile before we can get a glimpse of the game.

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