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.
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.
[ Source: Andriasang ]