Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Ben Parfitt
Dragon Quest VIII is being ported to 3DS

Square Enix is bringing one of its RPG cult classics to Nintendo's current handheld.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King was first released in 2004 for PS2 (in Japan, at least – it didn't arrive in Europe until 2006) but is now being ported to 3DS. It has a Japanese release date of August 27th.

Sadly there's not yet any word about a western release for the Level-5 developed title.

Gematsu reports that the new version will bring with it a host of tweaks and additions including music from the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, StreetPass support and a full voice track.

There's also a host of pre-order bonuses, as is the way, comprising of additional in-game weapons, items and armour all of which depends on the retailer from where the game is purchased.