Dragon Quest XI is only a few months away and Sq. Enix was available at E3 2018 to debate the sport and present it off with a flashy new trailer. Whereas chatting with the crew in regards to the newest entry, which is equal elements a contemporary begin and an homage to its previous 30 years, I could not resist asking if a long-running rumor I heard in regards to the sequence was true or not, relating to why video games launch on the weekend in Japan.
We have lengthy heard that Sq. Enix is not allowed to launch video games on weekdays as a result of the franchise’s recognition causes youthful followers to skip college to select up the newest entry. I had all the time questioned if there was any fact to this, or if it was simply an exaggeration to showcase the sequence’ die-hard fanfare in Japan. I took my alternative and requested the crew to verify or deny this fantasy’s validity.
“Briefly, sure that’s true,” mentioned producer Yuu Miyake. He defined that sequence used to launch on Thursdays it doesn’t matter what, however again within the early period of Nintendo, it took a very long time to supply bodily, to fabricate video games. Subsequently, when launch day hit, there was a restricted amount out there and tales would promote out rapidly.
“When Dragon Quest III got here out, tons and tons of youngsters skipped college to go purchase the sport,” Miyake mentioned. “The police truly mentioned, ‘You guys must do one thing about this. This isn’t okay.’ [This was] again within the period of Enix, and so Dragon Quest began being bought solely on Saturdays. Really, it is the one [series] bought on Saturday.”
There you could have it. That is why the franchise has launched new entries on weekends.
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