Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Square Enix
Compatible with Nintendo 3DS™ (3DS)

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Square Enix
Compatible With Nintendo 3DS™ (3DS)
1-5d Usually ships within 1-5 days
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  • A quintessential RPG from Square Enix
  • Explore a massive, beautifully designed world
  • Battle 250+ different monsters designed by famed artist Akira Toriyama
  • Travel, win turn-based battles, earn items, manage them, and grow stronger
  • Each character can learn unique attacks by upgrading skills
  • No Random Encounters: enemies freely roam and chase you down on the field
  • Monster Arena: form and battle teams of monsters to climb the ranks


First released for the PS2 back in 2004 (and more recently for smartphones in 2013) Dragon Quest VIII changed the era's video game expectations with simple and efficient gameplay and a beautiful open world. These are only a few of the reasons why it holds the rank as the best selling PS2 title in Japan.

When the jester Dhoulmagus places a spiteful curse upon the whole kingdom the people are transformed into thorns, and the land freezes in time. Only you, a lone guardsman, remain unaffected and able to embark on an epic journey to save both your king and country!

The re-release will feature multiple improvements and additions, including additional story scenarios which delve into Dhoulmagus' past, as well as the protagonist's childhood. The story is improved upon further with the introduction of new characters Morrie and Gerda to your party, as well as full fledged voice support.

Players will also find the world map is now populated by enemies, instead of the previous random battles, creating an atmosphere that is much more alive while traveling. Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS will support StreetPass, although how is yet to be revealed. Despite a list of improvements the title will not support stereoscopic 3D.

further info

Official Release Date Jan 20, 2017
Genre RPG
Version  US
  ESRB Teen
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
PAX-Code PAX0007562484
Catalog No.  CTR-P-BQ8E
Item Code  0045496743727
Players  1


customer reviews

Average rating:  (5 out of 5)
Total votes:3

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e_pedraza_g (485) on 15, Feb. 2017 01:50 (HKT)
Would have given 5 stars if not for the fact that it has been censored. Some things from the PS2 version were toned down.
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Natarn (179) on 14, Feb. 2017 11:30 (HKT)
Best starter for DQ
If you are Fans, This is might be a bit easier for you.
But if you are new comers this is good for start!

Story were touching easy to understand. About Heroes who might brave to protect, sacrifice.

The system were easy to understand plus Fast mode to help leveling much more fun.

even though graphic was low detail. But who cares when the game was good.
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Hayato01 (501) on 23, Apr. 2016 13:00 (HKT)
This is a remastered FFVIII from the PS2. The Japanese version of the PS2 didnt have Voice acting, but this one if fully voiced and more content has been added
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