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Scythesurge
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(05-19-2010, 03:53 PM)
Lock if old, I did a quick search and couldn't find anything.

via Kotaku

I thought I remembered hearing this would come out in September, but the earlier the better! I can't wait to play, personally.

Edit: This is the North American release date, for clarity.

Edit 2:

Originally Posted by Shiggy

EUROPE: 23rd of July (I'll better do not trust those ugly distributors anymore :lol )

PAL Trailer

Now with box art!


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Yoboman
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(05-19-2010, 03:53 PM)
That's five months after my birthday
Majine
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(05-19-2010, 03:54 PM)
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This summer is shaping up to be the best ever.

(SMG2 releases in June in EU)
Xater
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Originally Posted by Scythesurge

Lock if old, I did a quick search and couldn't find anything.

via Kotaku

I thought I remembered hearing this would come out in September, but the earlier the better! I can't wait to play, personally.

Nah July has been floating around for a while.

This will be a definite Day 1 for me.
ReiGun
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(05-19-2010, 03:57 PM)
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I read this as "Dragon Quest X Release Date: July 11" and was all like o_O. :lol Still, this is awesome. Been waiting on this one for a good while. Day 1.
Big B
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(05-19-2010, 03:58 PM)
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woo JULY.
MoxManiac
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(05-19-2010, 04:01 PM)
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What was the verdict on this game?
Xater
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(05-19-2010, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by MoxManiac

What was the verdict on this game?

As far as I know awesomesauce.
STG!
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(05-19-2010, 04:02 PM)
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Cool, that's not too far off.

Wonder when we can expect to see VI, maybe early next year?
Princess Skittles
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(05-19-2010, 04:02 PM)
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54 more days! HYPE HYPE HYPE!
Lateraleye
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(05-19-2010, 04:03 PM)
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Wondering how much Nintendo will put into marketing this. I hope it's more Golden Sun and less Glory of Heracles.
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(05-19-2010, 04:06 PM)
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http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=23714

DRAGON QUEST IX: SENTINELS OF THE STARRY SKIES LAUNCHES ON JULY 11

Character Customization, Cooperative Multiplayer Adventuring and an Epic Story Make for a One-of-a-Kind Nintendo DS Experience

REDMOND, Wash., May 19, 2010 - Launching in the United States on July 11, DRAGON QUEST® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies™ for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems lets players enjoy an adventure that is entirely their own, yet can be shared with others anywhere, anytime. Developed by Square Enix Co., Ltd., this game has already become a phenomenon with players of all ages and backgrounds in Japan, with more than 4.2 million units sold.

Before setting off on their adventure, players can create their own heroes, deciding how they would like their face, hair and clothing to look. As the story unfolds, players become stronger, smarter and more powerful, and can customize companions who join their group. Players will have fun discovering more than 1,000 pieces of clothing, armor, weapons and other items that will provide them with a unique appearance and special abilities. Players can also change the class of their character at any time, choosing from a variety of vocations that will affect their abilities and strengths in the game.

In DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, players begin their adventure as a city guardian who is sent to retrieve a sacred tree's fruits, which have the power to grant wishes. Players travel the world, conquer fearsome monsters and unravel an epic storyline. During their journey, players will encounter mighty opponents in fast-paced battles, and also interact with a colorful cast of characters.

DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies contains special modes that let players share their adventure with others, allowing up to four players to team up via a local wireless connection and experience the fun of tackling challenging monsters and dungeons cooperatively with their own characters. Players can even leave the game active in their backpacks, pockets or purses and still interact with other players via an interactive "Tag Mode." Information about players' characters can be wirelessly transmitted to others, and treasure maps and customized greetings can be exchanged automatically by players who come within range of one another when their games are set to Tag Mode.

Players looking to enjoy a variety of different game activities can take on special side quests. Some of these quests will be earned by progressing through the game, while additional quests will be made available for free download for players with broadband Internet access after the game launches, providing hours of additional content for virtual adventurers to enjoy either on their own or with friends. Some downloadable quests will continue the main storyline of the game, while others offer standalone missions.

"DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is one of the biggest games ever to hit Nintendo DS, with an incredible amount of content for every kind of player to enjoy," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "This new game has all of the elements of an instant classic: customization options, a great story, and the ability to share a nearly limitless experience with friends."

For more information about DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, please visit dragonquest.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at www.nintendo.com.

Xater
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(05-19-2010, 04:08 PM)
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Oh right this is Nintendo. Where is the Euro release date? :lol
Shiggy
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(05-19-2010, 04:08 PM)
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EUROPE: 23rd of July (I'll better do not trust those ugly distributors anymore :lol )
slaughterking
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(05-19-2010, 04:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xater

Oh right this is Nintendo. Where is the Euro release date? :lol

Shiggy made a thread about EU release dates a while ago and apparently DQIX will launch on July 23.
Segata Sanshiro
(05-19-2010, 04:10 PM)

Originally Posted by MoxManiac

What was the verdict on this game?

I enjoyed it a lot. As did john_tv, revenantkioku, and jonnyram. Duckroll and bebpo didn't like it so much. Aeana DNF.

The main game is pretty good on its own, if a bit easy, but what elevates the game is the post-game content. It's really unprecedented in terms of how much extra stuff is in there.
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(05-19-2010, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by STG!

Cool, that's not too far off.

Wonder when we can expect to see VI, maybe early next year?

I know, right? Come on VI!

Either way, I won't be getting through this in time for either game.
MomoPufflet
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(05-19-2010, 04:11 PM)
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Finally a release date, yay.
Glass Soldier
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(05-19-2010, 04:11 PM)
Damn. I still have to play DQIV and V. *sob*

Originally Posted by Segata Sanshiro

The main game is pretty good on its own, if a bit easy, but what elevates the game is the post-game content. It's really unprecedented in terms of how much extra stuff is in there.

Could you elaborate on the post-game content a bit?
Solid warrior
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(05-19-2010, 04:11 PM)
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yesssssssssssss :D
Shiggy
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(05-19-2010, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by slaughterking

Shiggy made a thread about EU release dates a while ago and apparently DQIX will launch on July 23.

The thread said June...the guy who told me about it doesn't seem to know the difference between July and June, I can only apologise for that.

Xater
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(05-19-2010, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by slaughterking

Shiggy made a thread about EU release dates a while ago and apparently DQIX will launch on July 23.


Totally missed that. Maybe I'll get the US version and paly it earlier.
Scythesurge
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(05-19-2010, 04:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Shiggy

EUROPE: 23rd of July (I'll better do not trust those ugly distributors anymore :lol )

I'll add it to the OP.
theMrCravens
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(05-19-2010, 04:13 PM)
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Have they decided what they were going to do with the online content ?
Can't see the tag mode being too popular in NA, so IMO they should make everything accessible from the start.

Originally Posted by MoxManiac

What was the verdict on this game?

Reviews everywhere were mixed (not just in JP), but I liked it.
For me personally, way better than VII, and somewhat VIII (other than graphics).
Tad too easy for me, but it's still considered more challenging than the last two.
cw_sasuke
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(05-19-2010, 04:19 PM)
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Awesome boxart :D
Aeana
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(05-19-2010, 04:19 PM)
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As Segata said, I didn't finish the game, but I went through some crappy personal stuff at the time which kept me from ever feeling like picking it up again. I didn't like its implementation of the job system, but otherwise, it's pretty good. I'll pick up the English version and try to go all the way this time.
Almyn
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(05-19-2010, 04:22 PM)
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The European box has the IX on it? Assuming it's final of course, Won't this be the first DQ to be released in Europe with the number intact?
Link Man
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(05-19-2010, 04:23 PM)
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Oh god, I'm going to be drowning in JRPGs this summer!

(I just got a 360, to clarify.)
BitchTits
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(05-19-2010, 04:26 PM)
Yes, yes.... Yes! :D

That's pretty soon, hmmm, import US copy or wait 2 weeks for PAL copy, considering US copy will probably take 7-10 days to arrive any way.


Edit: also, would the extra content be dependent on region in any way?
Peff
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(05-19-2010, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Almyn

The European box has the IX on it? Assuming it's final of course, Won't this be the first DQ to be released in Europe with the number intact?

Yes, yes it will. Odd, but then again it's a new publisher!
thefil
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(05-19-2010, 04:28 PM)
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Now I know what to do with my $90 Gamestop credit.
Scythesurge
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(05-19-2010, 04:29 PM)

Originally Posted by thefil

Now I know what to do with my $90 Gamestop credit.

Buy two copies of the game? :lol
cw_sasuke
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(05-19-2010, 04:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Scythesurge

Buy two copies of the game? :lol

Multiplayer FTW :D
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(05-19-2010, 04:30 PM)
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Hey, nice boxart.
El_TigroX
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(05-19-2010, 04:31 PM)
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Quite a surprise. I don't know, but I wasn't expecting this game until the fall.

I need to finish Etrian Odyssey, stat.
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(05-19-2010, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xater

As far as I know awesomesauce.

Yeah...

It was different to be sure.
Mafro
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(05-19-2010, 04:37 PM)
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So the four-player multiplayer is local-only? ffs
selig
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(05-19-2010, 04:39 PM)
Ah, my last NDS-game :D (if Pokemon Black & White remains as disappointing as it is currently).

Question to those that played the JPN-version: Does the game succeed in creating an adventurous feeling, or is it your run-of-the-mill jrpg with running from cutscene to cutscene?
Aeana
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(05-19-2010, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mafro

So the four-player multiplayer is local-only? ffs

Yes, which worked fine in Japan, but isn't going to go over well in the west at all. I wasn't able to try out multiplayer, either, since I had a Japanese copy and wasn't in Japan... also didn't get to try the passing mode for treasure map trading, either. It's really too bad, because I've heard those are pretty cool.

The game does use the actual wi-fi connection for DLC quests and the shopping center, though. I sure hope the DLC quests made it into the US version.
LaneDS
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(05-19-2010, 04:41 PM)
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Finally! Been waiting for this for... years? Yes, years.

Still need to finish the final area in DQV, come to think of it.
miladesn
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(05-19-2010, 04:43 PM)
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Yes, good this summer is somehow busy.
farnham
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(05-19-2010, 04:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Shiggy

The thread said June...the guy who told me about it doesn't seem to know the difference between July and June, I can only apologise for that.


i like the japanese one better

but since i already have the japanese one i dont mind buying it again with a different boxart



i really hope that it will have multiplayer compatibility with japanese carts
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(05-19-2010, 04:46 PM)
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Finally! Can't wait to play this. I'm looking forward to the translation that NOA did :D
JudgeN
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(05-19-2010, 04:46 PM)
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whats the price for this? $39.99?
thefil
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(05-19-2010, 04:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Scythesurge

Buy two copies of the game? :lol

Well, maybe this and Mario Galaxy 2...
jRPG
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(05-19-2010, 04:51 PM)
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Interesting date. It's a year to the day of the Japanese release. Can't wait for this. As sad as it sounds I'll possibly even book some time off work to play it :D
donny2112
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(05-19-2010, 04:57 PM)
Uh-Oh. $40 price on Amazon. Nintendo publishing was supposed to mean no Square-Enix tax. Hopefully, it's just a placeholder price. :(
falconzss
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(05-19-2010, 04:59 PM)
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nice release date. right before my birthday and at the end of my exams.
Aeana
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(05-19-2010, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by donny2112

Uh-Oh. $40 price on Amazon. Nintendo publishing was supposed to mean no Square-Enix tax. Hopefully, it's just a placeholder price. :(

Ugh, what a mistake.

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