At the next Jump Festa event in December, Square Enix will share fresh information on the Dragon Quest series. Jump Festa, for those who are unfamiliar, is an annual conference and exhibition held in Japan in December. Shueisha, the publisher of numerous Jump publications such as Shonen Jump, is sponsoring this event, which will include the announcement of new anime, manga, and other items. While the emphasis is mostly on anime and manga, video game firms have also attended Jump Festa, unveiling new titles, trailers, and even gaming demos.
Square Enix has previously attended this event owing to their ties to Shueisha through the manga series Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, which was published by Weekly Shonen Jump. Square Enix has even announced games based on the programme, including Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, an action RPG. Square Enix has confirmed that it will be present at Jump Festa, which will take place in December.
Square Enix will have a photo booth at the expo, as well as new information and trailers for the Dragon Quest series, according to the official website of Jump Festa. This event will take place on December 17-18, albeit the website does not specify which games will be present. While Dragon Quest Treasures is unlikely to be exhibited since it will be released before the event, there are a few titles that may be featured during Jump Festa.
Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai is the most probable game to be featured. It was announced with the anime adaptation in 2020, but it’s believed to be in the last stages of development and will be released next year. Another entry in the series that fans are anticipating is Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate, which was unveiled in May of last year and is said to be darker than previous games. DQ12 will also have a completely new battle system with the use of Unreal Engine 5.
The highly anticipated HD-2D Remake of Dragon Quest 3 is another game that might be displayed during Jump Festa. This seems to be a complete remake of the genre-defining JRPG in the manner of Octopath Traveler, which has also been applied to other JRPGs such as Live A Live Remake. For the time being, this is just conjecture, and fans need to wait until December to see whether these Dragon Quest titles will be presented.