Dragon Quest Games and More Highlight Square Enix's Jump Festa 2017 Event

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Fans of Dragon Quest, listen up, as Square Enix will be celebrating your franchise heavily at the Jump Festa 2017 event.

Taking place on December 17th and 18th in Japan, the event will look at the company's forthcoming line-up of games in 2017. These games include:

  • Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Scanner (Arcade)
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (3DS)
  • Dragon Quest X Online (Wii U, Wii, Windows)
  • Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time (PS4, 3DS)
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBO)
  • Hoshi no Dragon Quest (iOS, Android)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
  • NieR: Automata (PS4)
  • SaGa: Scarlet Grace (PS Vita)

As you can see, there are plenty of Dragon Quest titles to go around, including In Search of Departed Time for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4.

Gematsu has posted the full schedule for the show, which is as follows:

December 17

  • 12:30 – Dragon Quest X TV at Jump Festa 2017 Special (YouTube, Niconico) – A stage introducing Dragon Quest X, which allows you to connect through the Internet with players throughout Japan in one world and enjoy a grand adventure. In addition to taking on new monsters in a battle trailer, there may be a bit of news on the later stage of Version 3.4. Featuring Yosuke Saito (producer), Chikara Saito (director), Takashi Anzai (chief planner), Saito V-San (of V-Jump), and Ayana Tsubaki (MC).
  • 14:00 – Dragon Quest XI Jump Festa 2017 Special Stage (YouTube, Niconico) – Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time is the latest entry in the Dragon Quest Approximately one year after its announcement, new details will finally arrive! This special stage will be delivered by Yuji Horii, who is in charge of the game and scenario direction. Featuring Yuji Horii (game designer), Yosuke Saito (producer), Takeshi Uchikawa (director), Saito V-San (of V-Jump), and Ayana Tsubaki (MC). 
  • 15:30 – Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Scanner Special Stage (YouTube) – Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Scanner is an amusement card game machine enjoyed by players in shops all throughout Japan. This stage will deliver information on the long-awaited new chapter. Featuring Scan Master Ryoochin (Charisma), Mic Man Kasshii (Charisma), Mic Woman Yuumi (Charisma), and Saito V-San (of V-Jump).

December 18

  • 13:00 – Hoshi no Dragon Quest Super Giga Rare Stage at Jump Festa 2017 (YouTube) – Hoshi no Dragon Quest celebrated its its one-year anniversary in October. The focus of this Giga Rare Stage will be the in-game events starting from December. 2017 update information will also be announced, so please look forward to it. Featuring Ryutaro Ichimura (producer), Yuta Nagano (administrative producer), Shintaro Hata (director), Yuji Horii (game designer), Saito V-San (of V-Jump), and Chiaki Kyan (MC).
  • 15:00 – Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Scanner Special Stage Plus (YouTube) – Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Scanner is an amusement card game machine enjoyed by players in shops all throughout Japan. This stage will deliver information on the long-awaited new chapter. Featuring Scan Master Ryoochin (Charisma), Mic Man Kasshii (Charisma), Mic Woman Yuumi (Charisma), and Saito V-San (of V-Jump).

As you can see, each event is earmarked with a YouTube link, so you can watch them live online and see what details emerge for each particular game.

Tune in and have fun!

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