Development Hell: The game was originally intended for the 64DD in 1996, but was then switched to the PlayStation in 1997 - the game itself was finally released in 2000, when the console successors were on their way or already out. By the time it came out in North America, the Gamecube was quite literally just around the corner.
No Export for You: A 3DS remake was announced in 2011 and finally saw release in 2013... but only in Japan. Rumor has it that Nintendo of America wanted to localize the game (thanks to Dragon Quest IX having been a success for them previously), but Square refused and instead only allowed Nintendo of America to localize Bravely Default. As of 11/12/2015, this trope is officially averted. Nintendo stated in the 11/12/2015 Direct that both Dragon Quest VII 3DS (with a new subtitle: Fragments of the Forgotten Past) and VIII 3DS are coming to the US, VII in Summer 2016, while VIII's coming sometime later that year.