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[Update] Out now: Dragon Quest VIII is a portrait-port of the classic PS2 JRPG for iPad and iPhone

Port rate (Updated with Android details)

Product: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King | Publisher: Square Enix | Genre: RPG
For: iPad   Also on: Android, iPhone
 
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Updated on May 29th at 11:05: Fret ye not Android JRPG fans, for Dragon Quest VIII is now available on the Google Play Store as well.

The Android version will set you back the same price as the iOS version - £13.99 / $19.99 [buy].

Still, you're getting a massive wodge of classic RPG for that. And it's in portrait mode.

Original story follows...



Well this is a turn up for the eBooks. Dragon Quest VIII has popped up on the New Zealand App Store, which means it should be hitting the UK at midnight tonight.

The game was announced for mobiles a while back, and released on the Japanese App Store, but then things went a bit quiet, and hopes for a Western release started to fade.

But that was then and this is now.

The game plays in portrait mode, even on the iPad, and can apparently be played one-handed, if you're in to that sort of thing.

Everything appears to have made the transition from the PlayStation 2 version, albeit in a slightly more length-ways aspect ratio.



And now for the pricing news. Dragon Quest VIII will set you back £13.99 / $19.99 when it lands on the App Store later tonight.

That's a complete price though, with the App Store blurb categorically stating that there are no IAPs to spend any more cash on. Which is nice.

Hopefully the Android version of the game should be making its way to the Google Play Store sometime soon, and we'll let you know when that lands as well.
 

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Harry Slater 29 May 2014
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Mothreja Jay | 14:42 - 29 May 2014
No IAPS? Classic? Ported in Portrait?

Man! I'm gettin' it right away! :D
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Matthew Phizacklea | 14:28 - 29 May 2014
Does it include the English voices in this version?
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@Malboardsworld | 12:38 - 29 May 2014
it's square enix, so in other words they will try their hardest to ruin it, If they didn't already in the first place. I've kind of already called boycott of square enix after some of their lame ass excuses for their existence on android.
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Lorenzo Delli | 09:34 - 29 May 2014
Hey guys, is out on Android :) http://goo.gl/UxT4r5
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@xxxAcesHighxxx | 12:17 - 28 May 2014
Bugger, I meant 'QUOTE', to quote the... Not 'quite'. Obvi-arse-ly.
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@xxxAcesHighxxx | 12:14 - 28 May 2014
What's that, Dragon Quest VIII on iPad you say?

To quite the hateful yet somehow loveable rogue, Kalvin Candie, 'you had my interest' Harry, 'but now you have my attention'.
 
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