Just yesterday, I was saying how every single Final Fantasy is going to come out for mobile platforms eventually, but that won’t be the only RPG series to be released on iOS and Android devices. Square Enix Japan has announced on its official website that the first eight Dragon Quest games are coming to smartphones.
The first Dragon Quest game came out in 1986 and the eighth iteration (called Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King) came out in 2005, so that’s 19 years of role-playing games. This winter, the original Dragon Quest is coming to smartphones in Japan, so expect more sequels to come out on a regular basis.
As of this writing, Square Enix hasn’t said anything about a western release.