Dragon Quest: Your Story Coming to Netflix Soon

The Dragon Quest 5 film adaptation is heading to a Netflix near you, and sooner than you might think.

Dragon Quest: Your Story, the CGI film adaptation of fan-favorite Dragon Quest 5: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, is coming to Netflix on February 13. You can see the original Japanese trailer for the film above.

Hand of the Heavenly Bride is an epic quest following a family's struggle against an all-powerful darkness through three generations. The original game is surprisingly heavy at times and doesn't pull emotional punches — at all.

Given that Your Story is an adaptation, though, it naturally isn't identical to the game. It doesn't hit all the same beats or follow quite the same path, and Akira Toriyama's art is only the inspiration for the CGI work. There's also a rather... unexpected ending. We won't spoil it for you, but it's best to go into Your Story with an open mind.

Still, it's a sweeping tale nonetheless. More importantly, it's a film adaptation based on a renowned game franchise that we're actually getting in the West. We don't get to see that very often. Perhaps with the star-studded Detective Pikachu's rousing success and Super Nintendo World on the way, video games crossing mediums and blending into the mainstream won't be so uncommon from here on out.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Dragon Quest: Your Story news as it goo-es live.

Contributor

Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Jan. 16th 2020

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