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Square Enix Considers Bringing Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime Games to the West

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Dragon Quest producers talk about Western appeal

News site Siliconera interviewed Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto and executive producer Yuu Miyake about the prospect of localizing Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime in the West.

“You know, it's funny, when we made Rocket Slime, we were targeting the game towards 8-, 9-, and 10-year-olds in Japan—but in the west, the average age of the person who bought Rocket Slime was 25! It seems like the grown-ups enjoyed the game and we were pleasantly surprised,” Fujimoto said to Siliconera.

“In terms of the Rocket Slime game… in Japan, there wasn't a lot of feedback saying they wanted iteration, but in the western regions, especially North America, there are a lot of requests to see another Rocket Slime game. We're curious to know, there are a lot of joking elements in it; did you enjoy the humor and the joke elements in it?

“In Japan, we actually have a total of three titles in the Rocket Slime series. The western version was the second game. Compared to, say, a game like Dragon Quest VII, it's less text to translate, so that's not an impossible amount… so if [Rocket Slime 1] or [Rocket Slime 3] might be a great candidate…?”


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