"Square Enix reveals some new information on the latest game in the long-running RPG series."
Some details on Square Enix's Dragon Quest VIII were revealed in the latest issue of Shonen Jump magazine. Dragon Quest VIII will be animated in full 3D for the first time in its series. Series illustrator Akira Toriyama, who is also known for his popular Dragon Ball manga series, will be responsible for the character designs. An illustration of the main character has been released, but neither his name nor any other details have been revealed as of yet. The ability to carry objects around the field and the progression of time will be present in the game. In Dragon Quest VIII, things like scavenging through closets, which is one of the staples of the series, will be shown using animation rather than described using simple text. The monsters that the series is known for, such as the slime, the dracky, and the berserker, are also confirmed to be in the game.
Square Enix has not announced a release date for Dragon Quest VIII.