Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Square Enix's three-step plan to sell a million copies of Dragon Quest Collection for Wii

It's a pretty simple plan, really.

Step 1: Include video footage of the much-anticipated Dragon Quest X on the main disc (which, in the case of Dragon Quest Collection, also will include the first three Dragon Quest games in their original Famicom forms and the Super Famicom Dragon Quest I&II and Dragon Quest III remakes).

Step 2: Mention said footage on the game's packaging (below) and in any and all promotional materials.

Step 3: Sit back and watch the title sell by the truckload.

Sadly, it's doubtful the folks at Square Enix will be employing that plan anywhere else in the world, as the 16-bit Dragon Quest remakes weren't released outside of Japan. Thankfully, the footage is sure to be shared on YouTube shortly after Dragon Quest Collection hits the streets on Sept. 15.



damndamndrum said...

Yeah it seems rather slim that it'll be released here... but I'm still excited nonetheless for this collection and can't wait to see the footage for DQX =)

Bryan Ochalla said...

I'd love it if they'd release the collection in NA and Europe with just the NES versions of the first four Dragon Warrior games, but I can't see that happening.

As long as we get to see the Dragon Quest X footage, though, I'll be OK with that :)

damndamndrum said...

Yeah hehe! It'd be really nice =) This series is just one of my absolute favorites, hands down.

But yes! So just very excited to finally get something in regards to DQX! The wait has been killing me.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

It seems like I heave a lot of heavy, longing sighs around here. This one is also head-shake-worthy. WANT.

Bryan Ochalla said...

I'm excited, too, damndamndrum! I had soooo much fun with Dragon Quest IX, and I can only imagine how great X will be.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Are you talking about wanting the DQ Collection, Justin? If so, I understand completely -- although at least all of these games can be played through emulation and other means. I'd be much more upset if the collection included new remakes of these titles.

Also, at least we're sure to get Dragon Quest X in the States (and in Europe, etc.). IX sold mighty well thanks to Nintendo's marketing power, after all.

Really, for me, the exciting thing about the release of the DQ Collection is that it will give us all an early look at DQ X.

LottieTwintails said...

I think it's a missed opportunity NOT to release it over here, as the SNES versions of the first three games especially would probably be something newcomers to the series would be interested in trying out. Since Nintendo is seemingly trying to get DQ more noticed out west, it kind of seems odd that they'd pass this up.

Still! I think this along with possibly Xenoblade might be my first Wii imports. For the collector's value if nothing else, but I think I could manage to slog through these games in Japanese by now, I've almost got them memorized as it is =p

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, we'll get a look at it before it gets here anyway. I can't imagine them just letting it free over here with no news about it. I'm sort of surprised there hasn't been any yet.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, I agree, Kamiwoo, that the 16-bit remakes would be attractive to Euro and NA gamers, but I doubt SE will put in the effort. At most, I could see them releasing the collection with the NES versions of the first three games, but I think that seems kind of unlikely, too. I guess we'll see!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, I think we'll be hearing more about DQX before the DQ Collection is released. Maybe they'll release the logo before then, for instance. I'll take any info on the game at this point, really.