Amazon France has recently put up a listing for Dragon Quest X on Wii U. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game is due to be released in Japan on Saturday, March 30th. Developer Square Enix has yet to announce a Western release for the game, but I’m sure it would be more than welcome. Hopefully other online retailers will follow suit.
Square Enix and Nintendo have released the first pack shot of the Dragon Quest X Wii U Premium Bundle which is due for release in Japan when the game launches on March 30th. You can watch the latest trailer for the long-awaited game, here.
Square Enix has released a brand new trailer showcasing the enhanced visuals of Dragon Quest X on Wii U. As we found out earlier today, there are a number of people struggling to gain access to the Dragon Quest X beta due to a problematic error code. Dragon Quest X is already available in Japan for Wii and launches for Wii U on March 30th.
Square Enix has announced that the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online will launch on March 30 for 6,980 yen in Japan. You’ll be able to purchase the game from both retail outlets or through the Wii U eShop. The game contains 20 days of free play and from there on out you will need to pay. Those Wii owners who own the Wii version of the game will be offered a discounted download version of the game for 3,490 yen.
Square Enix is now in the red after the company failed to meet sales expectations for the period of April to December 2012. The blame is partly thought to lay with the company’s Dragon Quest X which is currently available on Wii in Japan. MSN Japan says that sales of the game have failed to meet the company’s expectations. However, Square Enix says that sales of Dragon Quest X are making steady progress. Dragon Quest X comes out on Wii U in Japan next month.
“The slump is reportedly down to the company’s new online RPG venture, Dragon Quest X,” reports MSN. “While the disappointing financial turn for the company can be partially attributed to the burden of running the new online service, it is also down to game sales not meeting expectations. The Wii (and soon to be Wii U) game is however, making ‘steady progress’ according to Square Enix.
During Jump Festa, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horiiand, and producer, Yosuke Saito, announced that the majority of the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X will feature beautiful orchestral music. The Wii version of Dragon Quest X only featured synthesised music. Dragon Quest X will be released for the Wii U in Spring 2013 in Japan.
During a recent mini Japanese Nintendo Direct, new details and a new trailer of Dragon Quest X were revealed.
Wii’s version of Square Enix’s MMORPG is out in Japan, and Wii U’s version will be released March 2013 in the country. Dragon Quest X players on Wii will be able to upgrade to the downloadable Wii U version at half-price.
Nihon Securities Journal has revealed that Square Enix’s massively multiplayer online role playing game Dragon Quest X for Wii has about 300,000 subscribers. Each of the subscribers to the game pay 1,000 yen per month to play Dragon Quest X online. By comparison, Square Enix’s other massively multiplayer online role playing game, Final Fantasy XI, peaked at about 600,000 subscribers.
Yuuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series told attendees at the Tokyo Game Show that they’re aiming to get Dragon Quest X Wii U released sometime during Spring next year. Horii said that this isn’t a firm date, but rather a target for the development team. Dragon Quest producer Yousuke Saitou also hinted that you may be able to use your Wii version characters in the Wii U Dragon Quest X open beta.
Square Enix has revealed a few new details for Dragon Quest X at this years Tokyo Game Show. One of the revelations is that you can play the entire game on the Wii U GamePad, if you so wish. Obviously the game will be displaying in HD on the television but will display at a lower resolution when played on the Wii U GamePad. Switching between the television screen and GamePad screen can be done via the menu in Various Options, and is apparently a very smooth process.