DRAGON QUEST 35th Anniversar© Square Enix

Square Enix's 35th anniversary Dragon Quest Livestream has just concluded, and the highlight was at the end - with series creator Yuji Horii announcing the next mainline entry in the long-running JRPG series.

It's called Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate and is being described by Horii as a much "darker" and adult take on the series. Players will also seemingly be required to make some decisions that shape the way your adventure unfolds.

"it's about having options you have to take some options... you have to choose your own way of how to play...you're in control of the game or your life..."

Command battles are also being adjusted, and right now are in the prototype stages - in other words, the game could still be a while away from release. No platforms or release date have been confirmed just yet, but when it does arrive, Horii expects it to be a worldwide release.

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