This was the last game in the series released in North America to use "Warrior" in the title as the rights to use the name "Dragon Quest" were finally secured in the states.
The original Japanese script was never cut, edited, or censored for the American release of Dragon Quest VII.
Dragon Warrior VII was originally being planned for the Nintendo 64 disk drive before it was moved to the Sony PlayStation.
The back of the instruction manual of the American release of Dragon Warrior VII features an ad for a PlayStation remake of Dragon Warrior IV. This remake was never released outside of Japan due to the closure of the HeartBeat company.
Stocks for both Sony and Enix rose dramatically in Japan after it was announced that the game was being moved to the PlayStation. The announcement was made on January 15, 1997.
The game was predicted to be so successful in Japan that it would "create a 50 billion yen effect on the Japanese economy."
Dragon Warrior VII sold over 4 million copies in Japan alone.
The game's release was delayed several times as the development team of only 35 people wanted to perfect the game on all aspects due to high expectations from the fans.
The release of Final Fantasy IX in Japan was intentionally moved back due to the overwhelming demand for Dragon Quest VII.
Series creator Yuji Horii expressed reluctance to add CG movies and cutscenes into the game as fans had written in to Enix fearing that doing so would change the overall feeling of the series.
The English translation consisted of over 70,000 pages of Japanese text and was completed among 20 translators and 5 copy editors.
Shortly before its American release, president of Enix America Paul Handelman said: "All the talk this month about new systems with the latest technological wizardry doesn't diminish the fact that at the end of the day, compelling gameplay is what it's all about, and Dragon Warrior VII provides just that."
This game is widely known for taking a long time to complete. A single playthrough can take as much as a hundred hours, possibly more without completing any of the side-quests.
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