The company said this was due to a ” severe business environment for Amusement, and the adjourned release of a major game software , which was originally announced to be released March 2009. ”

That delayed release will be Dragon Quest IX, the publisher’s highly lucrative title which was originally planned for a March release in Japan, but now is set to arrive at Japanese retail outlets on July 11.

A sad day for fans of the DQ series in Japan, and everywhere for that matter.  Square-Enix has delayed the game from March to July in Japan.  Looks like it will be Holiday 09 or later for the rest of the world : /