Nintendo announced during their Direct broadcast today that the 3DS versions of both Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King are heading to North America and Europe in 2016. Nothing more has been detailed for now, but for fans who have been waiting on these games for a long time, just knowing that they are coming may be enough.
As a reminder, Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS includes two new playable party members in Morrie and Red as well additional story scenarios featuring Hero's childhood and a young Dhoulmagus - the antagonist of the game. You can see enemies on the world map and there is also a new late-game dungeon.
We'll update this post with more information as it comes. These 3DS ports are available on Amazon for pre-order: