TOKYO, JAPAN (February 26, 2010) – Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today that the latest installment of the DRAGON QUEST® series, DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies™, for Nintendo DS™ will be published by Nintendo Co., Ltd. through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Australia in the summer of 2010.
DRAGON QUEST is a role playing game franchise originating from Japan that has shipped over 53 million units worldwide. Since the release of DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in Japan on July 11, 2009, widespread player acclaim has helped the game achieve record domestic sales for the series with 4.15 million units shipped.
Square Enix is pleased to work in collaboration with Nintendo for the title’s release in markets outside Japan to provide the DRAGON QUEST experience to even more customers from around the world.
Title : DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Platform : Nintendo DS (Compatible with DS Wireless Play and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection)
Genre : Role playing game
Sales regions : North America, Europe and Australia
Release date : Summer 2010 (currently on sale in Japan)
Scenario and game design : Yuji Horii
Character design : Akira Toriyama
Music : Koichi Sugiyama
Development : LEVEL-5 / SQUARE ENIX
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