Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest Swords will be released across Europe on May 9, 2008. To those of you who never heard of the game, here's a brief description from the press release:
"In the town at the foot of Avalonia Castle, a young man enjoys a peaceful life with his father. That young man is you. It is your sixteenth birthday at last, and time to take the Walk of the Worthy, the trial of strength which all young Avalonian males must undergo upon coming of age.
You will need to put all of your training in the ways of the sword into practice if you are to pass the test, and take your rightful place amongst Avalonia's warriors. Should you succeed – who knows what adventures await you!"
Square Enix released 19 screenshots to celebrate the occasion.