3D animated film Dragon Quest: Your Story will finally be hitting the Western market through streaming service Netflix on February 13th.
Dragon Quest: Your Story, a 3D animated film announced back in February 2019, finally has an official release date. The movie will be coming to the streaming service Netflix on February 13th, 2020 for the West after debuting in Japanese theaters on August 2nd of last year. The official summary is thus: “Luca follows in his father’s footsteps to rescue his mother from evil Ladja. Finding the heavenly hero who wields the Zenithian sword is his only hope.”
Your Story, which is an adaptation of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, received a trailer in April 2019 that showed off an artstyle wildly different from character and monster designer Akira Toriyama’s. It’s very reminiscent of the Western 3D movie style, from studios such as Disney Pixar and Dreamworks.
Square Enix recently re-released the first three installments of the Dragon Quest series for Nintendo Switch. Japan received a physical collection while the West received a digital-only release. You can check out my own impressions of the games here.
In a recent interview with Nintendo Dream magazine Dragon Quest XI Producer Hokuto Okamoto made some interesting comments pertaining to the inclusion of Hero and the Dragon Quest IP in general in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
According to Okamoto “I was quite surprised when I first heard about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s nearly impossible for Dragon Quest characters to appear in other companies’ games. We discussed many ideas, including what we’re doing with DQXI S, such as making each color a hero of past games.” He then further elaborated that “Mr. Sakurai accepted both Nintendo’s direction as well as Square Enix branding, and then got on board. It was a very exciting experience.”
Meanwhile Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of An Elusive Age managed to sell over 5.5 million copies across the 3DS, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. You can check out our review of the title here. Yuji Horii, the key developer of the series, stated on Twitter that the twelfth entry in the franchise is still a little bit further ahead, and how something else might end up releasing before it.