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    The Dragon Quest franchise is best described as Japan's most popular RPG franchise, responsible for launching the console RPG industry. It remains immensely popular in Japan. On May 25, 2011, Dragon Quest celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

    Short summary describing this franchise.

    Dragon Quest last edited by Kaigan_sake on 07/18/18 10:41AM View full history

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    Sub-franchises: Dragon Quest Monsters | Dragon Quest Heroes

    Related franchises: Final Fantasy | Itadaki Street | Mystery Dungeon

    The series has become so popular in Japan, that a rumor has stated that the games were only released on weekends in Japan, because mid-week launches would see thousands of people calling in sick to go play it.

    Dragon Warrior

    For releases in the Dragon Quest franchise that were released in the US, they were required to be re-branded Dragon Warrior. This was because there was a pen & paper RPG called DragonQuest that held the trademark. However, in 2003, Wizards of the Coast who owned the DragonQuest game abandoned the trademark and Square Enix picked it up. Dragon Quest VIII was the first game to carry the Dragon Quest name in the US, and all releases since then have also carried the Dragon Quest name in the US.

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