Dragon Quest X is expected to release on the Nintendo Wii sometime in 2012. The Wii U version is still TBA. Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). The game is taking place in Astoria, which contains five continents and five races. The game is expected to have a huge story. Although the game is online, players can choose to play alone and use NPCs, and create their own character. Character classes include Ogre, Elf, Dwarf, Pukuripo, and Wedi.
The game features a job system. One of them being an Alchemist. With Alchemy players can add attributes to current items. Events in the game tie into different seasons such a winter and spring. More Quests will be added after the games release, and additional quests will be available like they were in IX, perhaps sooner. Some quests will have multiple volumes.
If other players wear your crafted items you become a little bit famous. There’s custom inside and outside housing. Characters can be involved with crafting professions. A sewing system so players can make clothes. You can check out other players who are fighting. Create parties in the pub and other parties can choose to use your character. Ability to assist fallen players. Chat bubbles appear when you speak, and can interact with others online by using emotes. By using skill points, which are gained when you level up, it allows you to customize your character to how you see fit. Japanese consumers can apply for the beta, but it requires a USB storage device.
So far, this game is looking pretty good. You might see me picking it up in a year.
Aside from a logo, we have still yet to see anything about Dragon Quest X, despite being announced exclusively for the Wii two years ago. But nothing to fear! Series creator Yuji Horii spoke to Nintendo Power and was questioned about the games status, and the future looks bright.
“All we can say is that development is going well and we’re on the last parts of the game. We can’t really share much else at this point, but by the end of this year we should be able to announce something regarding it.”
Yuji Horii did release a single tidbit though. He says fans have been demanding for the title to be more in a Dragon Quest VIII style, so he’s taking that into consideration while moving on.
Dragon Quest IX just saw a release in North America and Europe and, in Japan, is now celebrating its one year anniversary. After a year has passed by, isn’t it about time we heard some Dragon Quest X details?
While Square-Enix isn’t revealing anything right now, expect to start hearing details soon. When asked about the title, Square-Enix’s Yuji Horii replied “There is not much I can say at this time about Dragon Quest X. I am sorry. But it’s not that far out.” While I wouldn’t expect it to be landing next month, we may start hearing about the title at the Tokyo Game Show in September.
Unfortunately, “not that far out” probably refers to Japan. Dragon Quest IX just came out in Western regions, so it might be awhile till we actually get the tenth entry in the series.
As of right now, the only details we know about the title is that it is set to be a Wii exclusive. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see the title hit both Wii and 3DS.
Japanese variety show Tama New Town says they recently got some information the next entry in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest X. On their next show they will be talking about it. So if their claims are true, keep an eye out.
As of right now, the only details that have been announced about Dragon Quest X is that the title is planned for the Wii.
Dragon Quest IX has yet to hit North America, but is scheduled to be released this Summer. It will probably be awhile till we see Dragon Quest X release in Japan, and probably even longer to see the title released in western markets.