Nintendo to publish Dragon Quest IX

Square-Enix RPG gets big backing

Dragon Quest IX looks set to benefit from the backing of Nintendo when it's released in the UK this summer.

Yes, Nintendo will be publishing Square-Enix's DS-exclusive RPG across Europe, making it the second third party game to get Nintendo's support in 2010 - the other one being Capcom's Monster Hunter Tri, which has just been dated for the UK.

Dragon Quest IX is the first game in the main Dragon Quest series to be released exclusively for a handheld and it has sold more than 4.15 million copies since it launched in Japan in July 2009.