Dragon Quest IX has just been announced for a North American release by Nintendo.
The company, and not original publisher Square Enix, will publish the title in the US for DS. Nintendo and Square called the deal a "unique partnership" in a press release just sent by NoA.
No more information was provided other then it'll launch this summer. No exact date was given
The RPG was released in July of last year in Japan, with over 2.3 million units sold at launch in the country.
The game was announced at an event by Square at the end of 2006 on the series's 20th anniversary.