While Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake are probably the big new Square games everyone is looking forward to, fans of their classic output are probably more excited for Dragon Quest 11 and Octopath, which seem to channel the glory days of 16- and 32-bit RPGs, while modernizing them to remove all frustrations.
The question, of course, is when we can expect those games- and apparently, we can expect them some time soon. Speaking at their earnings call, Square Enix have apparently reiterated that Dragon Quest 11‘s western release and Octopath‘s launch will both be in “FY 2018” (which means April 1 2018 to March 31 2019). That’s good news- but it also means we need to hear more about the games already. Square has been silent on both of them for way too long.
Dragon Quest 11 is available in Japan on PS4, Nintendo 3DS, and planned for Nintendo Switch; Octopath has been announced exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Square Enix at earnings press conference 1:
-No big title releases planned Jan-Mar, meaning DQ11 for west, Octopath would be in FY18 (from April) or after
-Feel Japan-made RPG getting positive feedback these days for their design and stories
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) February 6, 2018