Every Friday, I look at one of the games on the Watch List, the list of games that you should be keeping your eye on for news and reviews.
Name: Dragon Quest IX
Format: Nintendo DS
Website: Official site (Japanese)
What is it?
Yes, you read that right. A main game in one of the biggest selling franchises in Japan heads to the Nintendo DS! This news created a few shockwaves around the blogosphere and did initially alienate a few gamers in Japan. However, this game is highly anticipated and the cel shaded graphics look good. Also, this is another collaboration between Square-Enix and Level 5, the second after the critically acclaimed Dragon Quest VIII. The game is action based but quite how Japan will react is open to debate as they tend to prefer their turn based affairs. Here's a trailer to tease: