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Dragon Quest 8 coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Dragon Quest 8 will be released on Nintendo 3DS, Square Enix has announced.

The role-playing game first launched on PlayStation 2 in 2004, then on mobile devices in December 2014.

The 3DS version launches in Japan on 27th August. A Western release is yet to be announced.

According to a report by Gematsu, the 3DS version will have a new scenario, new party members (a thief named Garda and Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road's Morrie), as well as voice-over, music by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and StreetPass support.

Simon Parkin reviewed Dragon Quest 8 for Eurogamer and awarded it 9/10 (remember those?).

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