Even though Dragon Quest doesn't share the same popularity as Final Fantasy here in the US, there was little reason why Dragon Quest IX wouldn't eventually be released on the DS in the United States, even though Square Enix had been suspiciously quiet about their plans for it.
As it turns out, they aren't Square Enix's plans at all; they're Nintendo's. At Nintendo of America's media summit in San Francisco, the company said it would publish Dragon Quest IX.
No release date announced, except that Dragon Quest IX would be released sometime this year.Have something to share? Sitting on a news tip? E-mail me. You can also follow me on Twitter.