- The Tension system, from Dragon Quest VIII onward. Totally awesome!
- The heroes from Dragon Quest III, IV, VIII and XI are DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It took the series two decades, but it finally paid off.
- There's going to be a CGI movie based off of V called "Dragon Quest: Your Story" and judging from the beautiful Visual Effects of Awesome displayed in the trailers, it's going to be epic!