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超・少年探偵団NEO 第12話

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Happy 30th Anniversary Dragon Quest!!

On May 27th 1986 video game publisher ENIX released the first entry of the Dragon Quest series for Nintendo’s Family Computer (Famicom). 

The game was developed by Yuji Horii, and his studio Armor Project. Music was composed by Koichi Sugiyama, and character designs were provided by Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragonball.  

Over the next 30 years the series would spawn 9 additional main series entries, books, manga, apps, multiple spin off games, and even a live theatrical play. Almost every title since their original release have also seen a re-release with updated game interfaces, and visuals. 

The first few games for the Nintendo Entertainment System were released under the title Dragon Warrior

Square-Enix is set to release the the 11th main series entry, Dragon Quest XI: 過ぎ去りし時を求めて (In Search of Departed Time), sometime in 2016.