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Dragon Quest X confirmed for Wii (update)

Wednesday, 10th December 2008 07:09 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: It’s been announced in a press conference – see on Reuters.

According to this Joystiq report and a torrent of others, Square’s just confirmed Dragon Quest X as a Wii game.

It’s a little unclear at the moment, but it seems the title will be exclusive to the platform.

This will be the first Dragon Quest game to grace a current gen console.

The firm also said Dragon Quest IX will be releasing for DS on March 28.

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  1. Blerk

    This doesn’t really come as a surprise. Dragon Quest has historically always shifted to the most popular format of the day.

    Given the wonky PS3 performance in Japan I don’t think they’d have ever risked another big-name RPG on it at the minute, and they can probably reuse loads of the stuff they created for DQVIII on the PS2 to boot.

    That said… I’m a tad disappointed. Even though I have a Wii.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Vahn16

    Frankly, DQ games just feel inherently suited to portable platforms in my opinion — mostly ’cause they’re so long, I guess. So while I own a Wii, I’d rather DQX were hitting the DS. Oh well.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. scratchy69

    Yeah, predictable. Not that disappointing though. DQ will never be as good as FF.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Tonka

    FF games are really, really bad though. So DQ games must be unbearable.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Esha

    I don’t know about that, Tonka. It’s true that most Final Fantasy games are bad, but it’s a matter of watching out for the really good ones. VI and IX come to mind, they were both brilliant.

    Though I admit I bought VII because of Red XIII, the only character whom never really saw any fleshing out, and ended up being completely one-dimensional. But I still dug him. …then they went and turned him into Scooby Doo for Advent Children and only gave him one line. Bloody Square.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    The only DQ game i played was the last one released on PS2, it was utter rubish imo, boring as hell, yet it still scored well…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Pixelorama

    Looks like you guys don’t know a thing about RPGs…Oh well…

    Ok, so this is really GREAT news. Dragon Quest/Warrior is my favourite RPG series, and having it on Wii will be really good.

    I started playing DW many years ago, with the third episode on GameBoy Color, and it felt completely natural. Really a great game.

    Dragon Warrior VIII was bad?…Wow…No comments…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. scratchy69

    DWVIII wasn’t bad – it was a fantastically polished piece of software as you could hope for. It was just a bit long-winded and predictable. And a bit too simple.

    #8 5 years ago