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Dragon Quest X Online coming to Wii U and Wii

First details and screenshots for online RPG

As expected, Square-Enix unveiled Dragon Quest X this morning, but the big news is that separate versions will be released for Wii and Wii U.

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The Wii U can play all Wii games of course, but the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X will boast updated visuals.

Dragon Quest X will be an online RPG with players forming parties with other Nintendo fans all over the world. Although the Wii U version will look better, it will be compatible with the Wii version so it won't matter which version you have as you'll still be able to play with friends in the same world.

The Wii version will be compatible with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. It will also support the USB keyboard. So it looks as though it won't be a MotionPlus-enabled game.

The game will also connect to 3DS with series creator Yuji Hori revealed that his development team are thinking about a system where players can transfer their character to the 3DS for StreetPass data exchanges while on the move.

Yes, Hori is at the helm once again but unlike Dragon Quest IX, this isn't being developed by Level 5. Instead, Square-Enix is handling development duties with Hori being joined by composer Koichi Sugiyama and designer Akira Toriyama.

Dragon Quest X will be released for Wii in 2012 while the Wii U version is listed on the Dragon Quest X website as TBA.

However, Japanese fans may get the opportunity to play it before then as Square-Enix is planning to hold a Beta test. More details about this will be announced on the official site.

Here's a trailer and some more gameplay details. Are you looking forward to it?

[ Source: Andriasang ]

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  1. zapper01 Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 09:10

    Awesome! I'm really glad it's on the wii as well. I guess it makes sense because they've been working in the wii version for a while now.
    It sounds like an interesting change to the series, although that screenshot looks a lot like dragonball online.

  2. Super Andre Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 09:42

    I've never played a Dragon Quest, but this sounds promising.

  3. Oxo64 Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 09:47

    It's looking fantastic. Any news on which console the screens are from?

    Hopefully Nintendo will publish again, they did a good job with Dragon Quest IX.

  4. Xikelle Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 09:49

    I wonder if the Wii U version will be a launch title, if so than that means it looks like the Wii U will have some good launch titles. (Darksiders II being another launch title hopefully)
    I'm interested in what's been said about it having transferable data to the 3DS and to do with Streetpass. Whether it's like having something else with your Streetpass Mii or what.

  5. GuitarHero Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 10:03

    Well that's clever making the Wii and Wii U games compatible.

  6. Missile T Dog Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 10:13

    Wow, this looks set to be one of the best wii and wii u games! It looks absolutely incredible and I more then a little curious about the online, an interesting change to the dragonquest formula. There are so many great ideas going on, cheif of which in my opinion is the possible street pass intergration, this should be awesome! :D

  7. kirby711 Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 10:30

    Sounds good.

  8. GuitarHero Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 10:32

    Wow, this looks set to be one of the best wii and wii u games!


    You can't really say that considering we know basically nothing about the Wii U.

  9. Waldy565 Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 10:47

    hmm may look into this. I wasn't impressed with the handheld just due to the battle system, i hate text battle, i want real-time, or at least pokemon-y style, but mario and luigi style is better

  10. TomMc92 Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 11:27

    Alright im glad they made it on both to keep the people happy. If this was a Wii U launch title then it would of beaten the 3ds launch in 1 game. Instant buy for me. But subscription based only depends on the quality of the game im not paying is its anything like there recent Final Fantasy online games.

  11. CyberGW Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 12:08

    That's so good that the Wii U version can connect with the Wii version!
    This will be the first Dragon Quest game I'll get, probably get it when I get the Wii U!

  12. retrotoad Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 14:27

    I'm glad they're making a Wii U version, I know it was predictable but I'd probably be thinking about the new console too much to buy DQX Wii. The 3DS compatibility looks fantastic, also.

  13. DarkBladeXIII Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 16:20

    well i gotta admit, after hearing rumours about the Wii U Version i had completely Ruled out DQ X for wii but Lo and Behold here it is on both!!!
    great stuff

  14. RiksilveR Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 18:34

    Hmmm....
    Looks promising, but it all depends on how they play it. Will it play like an MMORPG with EVERYTHING being online, or like games such as Monster Hunter Tri where the online is optional, but still very worthwhile? Also, I hope there's a good storyline and that it doesn't lose that good old Dragon Quest awesomeness.

  15. noobgamer9 Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 18:44

    does that screenshot come from the wii or wii U version?

  16. CraigEmberson Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 19:11

    Do people know that this is a MMORPG - you should also check out Digimon Masters Online which just opened for Pre-Close Beta Testing lately, it's awesome.

  17. LuigisBrother Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 19:44

    Has anyone noticed that Nintendo have already anounnced a console and a mainstream game for it while the Xbox 720 and PS4 are just speculation at the moment. :mrgreen: And that is why I will first day its out!

  18. imbusydoctorwho Monday 5th Sep 2011 at 21:20

    Another fantastic game coming to the Wii.
    I can't wait,but if I did get a Wii U I'd wait till the version.

  19. choclate-milk Tuesday 6th Sep 2011 at 08:08

    Awesome! I'm really glad it's on the wii as well. I guess it makes sense because they've been working in the wii version for a while now.
    It sounds like an interesting change to the series, although that screenshot looks a lot like dragonball online.


    That would be because the character design and artwork for both are by Akira Toriyama.

    I wonder if we'll actually be able to talk to people without adding them as friends first...

  20. Eragon Firesword Tuesday 6th Sep 2011 at 15:38

    So... is it a MMORPG?

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