Yuji Horii, the father of the Dragon Quest series (also known as Dragon Warrior in the west), has recently announced that the 3DS remakes/ports of Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII will be released in Europe.
Horii was this weekend at the Japan Expo in Paris, the largest Japanese pop culture convention outside of Japan. According to tweets from attendees, the games are being localized in French.
Rumors concerning a western release of Dragon Quest VII on 3DS already started when Square Enix asked a US-based fan translation team to put an end to their project. Awesome news for European JRPG enthusiasts, especially with Dragon Quest VII who was never released outside of Japan and North America. And it’s been already more than 2 years since the Japanese release of the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII.
No information on the release date yet, but I honestly think it will not come out until beginning of 2016. No worries though, as this will leave me enough time to enjoy Dragon Quest Heroes on PS4!