Dragon Quest Creator Yuji Horii to Attend Anime Expo
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for Anime Expo announced on Thursday that Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii will be a guest at this year's event. Horii will participate in autograph sessions throughout the weekend. Square Enix is hosting his appearance, along with a playable demo of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
Horii was born in 1954 in Hyogo, Japan, and he won a game programming contest from Enix in 1982. The first Dragon Quest game debuted in 1986. The collective Dragon Quest series has since sold 76 million units worldwide.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will launch for both PS4 and PC via Steam in North America and Europe on September 4. The game shipped in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS on July 29.
This year's Anime Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 5 to July 8, with a pre-show event on July 4.
Source: Anime Expo website