Development for the highly anticipated 12th entry in the Dragon Quest series has officially been confirmed by creator Yuji Horii. 33 years after the release of the first title in the franchise, production on the game started last year, in 2019. Revealed via a New Year's message on Twitter, you can read the full statement from Yuji Horii below, thanks to JapaneseNintendo and @BlackKite!
Happy New Year.
Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ]12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.