Dragon Quest X unveiled, Wii U version announced

By Johnny Cullen
5 September 2011 06:29 GMT

Square Enix has lifted the wraps off Dragon Quest X, the first time it has been since it was announced at the end of 2008.

The game will appear on Wii, as it was confirmed in ’08, but a Wii U version was also announced at a press conference in Tokyo this morning. A Tag Mode in the game for 3DS will also be included.

The game will be an online affair for the new installment in the RPG series.

Level 5 has been shunted as developer, though: Square Enix is handling development internally for the first time, including CG work from Visual Works, who provided the CG trailers for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider.

Nier producer Yosuke Saito is in the hotseat, performing duties for the game.

Its set in the world of Astortia, which will feature five continents and five races, the latter being mentioned in the subtitle, known as Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku. Square refused to drop proper details on the story, though.

DQX will feature a job system, but additional info was held back. One thing revolving around it that was confirmed was that new jobs will be added post-release. More quests will also be released after launch.

There will be events in the game that reflect the current season ongoing, such as Halloween and New Year’s. You’ll also be able to create your own character.

If other players have fallen in battle, you can also help them, with allies in the game being real players. But while there is a rel emphasis on online with DQX, you will be easily able to log out and finish the game on your own with NPCs.

Dragon Quest X releases next year in Japan. The first trailer from it is below. Thanks, Andriasang.

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