Dragon Quest Creator Yuji Horii Aiming to Make Sure Dragon Quest XII Honors Both Akira Toriyama and Koichi Sugiyama

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    Yuji Horii, best known as one of the creators of the Dragon Quest series, has taken to Twitter to share a message regarding Dragon Quest XII. Today is the 38th anniversary of the series, with a tease of the upcoming Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake also posted on Twitter. This tease did not specifically state Dragon Quest III, so it is possible that both Dragon Quest I & II are being remade as well. Horii did mention remakes were possible in 2021.

    In his tweet, Yuji Horii states that he recently had a meeting about Dragon Quest XII, but the team is not ready to share any news just yet. Additionally, he states that the team is hard at work in making this title worthy of being the last work of both Akira Toriyama and Koichi Sugiyama. Akira Toriyama, known as the legendary creator of Dragon Ball, was the Main Character & Monster Designer of Dragon Quest. Sadly, the iconic artist passed away earlier this year. The main Composer of the Dragon Quest series, Koichi Sugiyama, passed away in 2021. Dragon Quest XII will likely be the two’s last contribution to this iconic series, though it is unclear if the two made contributions to the title yet. You can take a look at Yuji Horii’s tweet below:

    @aitaikimochi provided the following translation on Twitter:
    Yuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series, tweets that regarding DQ 12, though he can’t reveal much, he wants to make sure it lives up to and honors the two individuals who were also responsible for its creation, who passed before its release, Toriyama and Sugiyama.”

    Currently, no release date or platforms have been revealed for Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. However, it has been confirmed that the title is being developed in Unreal Engine 5, with former Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda stating the game will influence the next 10 to 20 years of the series.

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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