One particularly interesting bit from the interview was when Fujimoto was asked what Nintendo's involvement has been in the development process, to which he responded: "the sheer translation volume of Dragon Quest VII is more than 2 times Dragon Quest V, so it's a gigantic game. It was really hard to make the business decision to localise the game. With Nintendo, we were able to work it out and work hand-in-hand and make it happen together. To be completely blunt, it's like Nintendo took half of the bill."
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is due out this Friday, September 16 on the Nintendo 3DS.