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Box artwork for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Developer(s)Level-5
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Year released2004
System(s)PlayStation 2
Preceded byDragon Warrior VII
Followed byDragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
SeriesDragon Quest
Japanese titleドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君
Genre(s)RPG
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)CERO All agesESRB TeenPEGI Ages 12+USK Ages 6+OFLC Parental Guidance
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Developer(s)Square Enix
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Year released2013
System(s)iOS, Android
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Developer(s)TOSE
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Year released2015
System(s)Nintendo 3DS
Rating(s)CERO All agesESRB TeenPEGI Ages 12+USK Ages 6+OFLC Mature
LinksDragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King ChannelSearchSearch

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, known in Europe as Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King and in Japan as Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (lit. "Dragon Quest VIII: The Sky, the Ocean, the Earth, and the Cursed Princess"), is a role-playing game developed by Level-5 and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 home video game console. It is the eighth installment of the popular Dragon Quest series (formerly known as the Dragon Warrior series). It is the first English version of a Dragon Quest game to drop the Dragon Warrior title.

Dragon Quest VIII uses cel-shading textures for the characters and scenery, and unlike the previous installments battles are not limited to a first person perspective, instead showing all characters in the player's party. It has enjoyed much success since its release, particularly in Japan where it sold more than 3 million copies in its first week on sale.

A survey conducted in 2006 by the magazine Famitsu earned the game the #4 spot as the best video game of all time after Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VII and Dragon Quest III.

The game received a remake on the Nintendo 3DS on August 27, 2015 in Japan, and it was announced that the game would be released in North America and Europe for the Nintendo 3DS in 2017.

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