Dragon Quest Your Story is a Feature-Length Animated Film, Now on Netflix

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Square Enix announced that the feature-length, CG-animated film Dragon Quest Your Story has arrived on Netflix (and in English). The trailer is available through Netflix.

The film was produced by Toho and supervised by original Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, and originally released in Japan in 2019. It’s based on Dragon Quest 5: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Here is the official story description:

Dragon Quest Your Story tells the tale of Luca as he follows in his father’s footsteps to rescue his beloved mother from the evil grips of Ladja, a high-ranking member of an organization known as The Order of Zugzwang. Failure is not an option as Luca uses the power of magic while battling monsters in his search for the Zenithian sword and the Legendary Hero, his only hope for success.

Dragon Quest 5 originally released back in 1992 in Japan on the Super Famicom. It wouldn’t be available to western audiences until a Nintendo DS remake released in 2009, and later on mobile devices in 2015.

The entire Dragon Quest series is notable for popularizing the JRPG genre, but DQ5 in particular included groundbreaking features like befriending and collecting monsters, optional AI scripts for companions, and being able to marry and sire children. Dragon Quest 5 is often considered one of the best, if not the best Dragon Quest game, which is saying something in a venerable series that recently saw its 11th release with the excellent Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age in 2018.

Dragon Quest Your Story is streaming now on Netflix in both English dubbed and English subtitles with original Japanese voice acting. It’s rated TV-PG.

Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package Arriving in March

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If you’ve been patiently waiting for the complete Kingdom Hearts collection in one box, your time has almost arrived. Square Enix has announced the Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package will arrive on March 17 for PlayStation 4, for $49.99.

The Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package includes all Kingdom Hearts content released so far: the 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX compilation, the 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue compilation, and, of course, Kingdom Hearts 3.

  • kingdom heartsKingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
    • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
    • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
    • Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix
    • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
    • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
    • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
    • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3

If you already own Kingdom Hearts 3, you’ll want to check out the Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far compilation, which includes everything minus Kingdom Hearts 3.

Note that the recently released DLC for Kingdom Hearts 3, Re Mind, is not included in the All-In-One Package.

Kingdom Hearts 3 released in 2019 after a lengthy development cycle. It reunited the unique mashup of Final Fantasy heroes with Disney characters as Sora, Donald, and Goofy travel through several Disney universes to battle the forces of darkness.

Kingdom Hearts 3 and the All-In-One Package are exclusive to PlayStation 4 and rated E10+.