During Japan Expo in Paris, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii let it slip that the Nintendo 3DS editions of Dragon Quest VII and VIII will be heading west. The surprise (and seemingly unplanned) announcement, reported by various French Twitter users who were present at the moment, specifically mentioned a French localization.
This of course was most likely due to the location of the convention and its audience. If the games are coming to France, we can safely assume that localizations for other regions are in the works as well.
Yuji Horii has just announced DQ7 and 8 will be released "in French"…?! Apparently a last minute announcement here at Japan Expo.
— Jérémie Kermarrec (@jkermarrec) July 4, 2015