According to this weeks Jump Magazine in Japan, Dragon Quest VIII on Nintendo 3DS will have an alternative ending.
Nobody knows exactly what this ending implies, but Jump does leave some clues with words such as “a surprising development”, “a furious King Clavius”, and “a depressing protagonist.”
The magazine also revealed that a photo-mode will be added for taking booth-like pictures and a new dungeon that will be unlockable after players beat the game. It’s being named “The Ultimate Trial” and will include a “purple treasure chest” that nobody has ever seen before.
Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS is set to be released on August 27 in Japan.