Square-Enix has confirmed to Eurogamer that forthcoming PS2 sequel Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King will come bundled with a Final Fantasy XII demo over in the States - and hinted that we might get it, too.

"We can't confirm that the demo will also come with Dragon Quest 8 in Europe at the moment," a spokesperson told us.

"But we'd love to do it," he added - so let's hope they get their wish.

The spokesperson also confirmed that Europe will get the "international version" of Dragon Quest 8 rather than the Japanese one - so you can expect voiceovers, a proper soundtrack by a proper orchestra, a newly designed GUI menu system, new battle abilities and better animations.

Dragon Quest 8 is due out on the same day as the Xbox 360 in the US - November 22 - but there's no word yet on when it will arrive here. Final Fantasy XII will launch in Japan on March 16, with US and European versions to follow later in the year.

To view the Dragon Quest 8 trailer, visit the game's official website.

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