It was confirmed last night during the Nintendo Direct that Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII 3DS remakes would be heading west in 2016.

Dragon Quest VII was given a summer release date while Dragon Quest VIII only got a "2016" release window.

We heard rumors of this happening earlier in the year when the creator of Dragon Quest series, Yuji Horii, accidentally let the news slip during Japan Expo.

Still, it was hard to believe even in the slightest that it would happen. So this news is quite the pleasant surprise.

No other information about these games were given during the broadcast last night. But we're expecting these 3DS remakes to have all the content that the Japanese versions had.

If you didn't catch it before, for example, Dragon Quest VIII has new episodes and party members exclusively on 3DS.

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