Square-Enix has just announced that 2 more titles – Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Valkryie Profile: Covenant of the Plume would be hitting North American shores early next year. Dragon Quest V, which has never been released in North America, will hit stores on February 17, 2009. Valkryie Profile: Covenant of the Plume will unveil the origins of the Valkrie Profile franchise on March 17, 2009.
In addition to the previously announced STAR OCEAN(R): Second Evolution(TM) for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE(TM) for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Square Enix revealed that both the remade classic, DRAGON QUEST(R) V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride(TM), and the latest entry in the VALKYRIE PROFILE(R) series, VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume(TM), will be primed and ready for Nintendo DS(TM) owners come 2009. — Square-Enix Press Release
Let’s face it. It’s not really a JRPG party until the Nintendo DS gets a couple of titles to occupy our time. I have put more time into RPGs on my Nintendo DS than anything else and from the looks of it, that trend will continue well in 2009.
Now if only I could think of more excuses as to why I spend 2 hours at a time in the washroom.