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Dragon Quest XI now has support from Operation Hero

by Ron Duwell | June 23, 2016June 23, 2016 7:00 pm PST

Operation Hero, the group of Dragon Quest fans who were the most vocal in the struggle to get Dragon Quest VII localized, now has a new and even bigger target to focus its efforts on: Dragon Quest XI.

Square Enix has yet to announce a Japanese release date for the upcoming entry in the series, but, already, Operation Hero is looking to get ahead of the curve and secure a North American localization. It has fired up a new petition at Change.org, only this time, the goal sits at a reasonable 200 signatures as a opposed to the 6,000 it asked for Dragon Quest VII.

Followers of the page Operation Hero are seeking to get more Dragon Quest games localized outside of Japan, more specifically with Dragon Quest 11. The game does not have a release date yet, but we want to gather support for the game .

Square Enix is hoping to get the game out in Japan before March 31, 2017 as it wants the game to be released during the 30th anniversary this year. One problem that Dragon Quest often runs into is that localizations are thought up after development wraps up, unlike Final Fantasy and Persona. This is one reason why this series’ turnover takes so much longer than others.

Showing demand for the game before it gets released is a much smarter move than waiting until after it releases. However, a problem is that Square Enix and Nintendo’s localizing teams are already up to their necks in JRPGs this year, including two massive Dragon Quest games in both VII and VIII for the Nintendo 3DS.

Shouldn’t sway your support, though. Sign the petition and show Square Enix we want more Dragon QuestDragon Quest XI will be for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS.

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Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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