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Square Enix Momentarily Halts Dragon Quest X 3DS Shipments Due To Server Overload

Square Enix has temporarily halted new shipments of Dragon Quest X for the 3DS due to in-game difficulties with streaming. The massively multiplayer online RPG was released last week in Japan, but a huge influx of players has since seen the 3DS version plagued with a multitude of server issues. Given it’s one of the first 3DS titles to use a cloud streaming service, the high demand of users has caused considerable problems, with many unable to log onto the game at peak times.

With the first shipment reportedly sold out within the game’s debut week, halting new shipments will allow Square Enix to focus on the current consumers, rather than trying to tackle additional problems in the servers with many more users. The publisher has also stated that those who have played a number of hours within the game will be reimbursed with free game time, so as to allow fair usage when the servers are operating smoothly.

Square Enix Says It Would Love To Bring Dragon Quest X To The West, But Needs To Make Financial Sense

Online gaming publication Siliconera recently had the chance to chat to Dragon Quest executive producer Yuu Miyake and mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto about Dragon Quest X. They both exclaimed they would love to bring the game to the west, but with most of their current projects, it needs to make financial sense.

“We’d love to do it!” Miyake and Fujimoto exclaimed. “Love to.”

“In terms of this being an MMO, again, we have to consider the operation and logistics of how to make that feasible,” Miyake elaborated. “We also have to think about it from a business standpoint. With Final Fantasy XI and XIV, it’s a global-scale endeavor. In terms of Dragon Quest, the way it’s perceived in the different countries is very, very different. How it’s perceived in Japan is different than how it’s perceived in the United States.”

“In addition, we’d have to build a new data center for pretty much every location, and we need to make sure that makes sense as a business. We want to be able to operate in the different regions. Again, we would love to do it, but we’re still trying to work out the details and figure out what would work best [were we to bring it abroad].”

“In Japan, you have your outside developers who understand Dragon Quest and know what’s appropriate for a certain platform, so we worked with partners that knew what they were doing as well as what Dragon Quest was, and in that way it was a great partnership,” he replied.

“With Dragon Quest X, because it’s an MMO, the team thought, ‘Okay, what company in Japan knows MMOs the best? Wait, that’s us! We’re running Final Fantasy XI, so, why not do it with an internal team?’ So, the concept isn’t about working with an outside company versus an inside company, it’s more like who works on a specific title and platform the best. We’re all kind of the same if you look at it from that perspective.”

Here’s The Introduction Video For Dragon Quest X On Nintendo 3DS

Square Enix has given us a glimpse of the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest X. The popular MMORPG originally launched on the Wii U, Wii, and PC. However, Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest X will be heading to the Nintendo 3DS using state of the art online streaming via the cloud. The recently uploaded video gives us a mix of in-game footage splattered with CGI. Let’s just hope it makes it way over to the west.

Dragon Quest X Will Receive Physical Release In Japan, No Cartridge Included

Dragon Quest X will receive a physical retail release for Japan but a cartridge is not included. The popular MMORPG was announced for the 3DS last week and will arrive on September 4.  It was thought Dragon Quest X would be a download-only title, however if you opt for the physical edition you will receive extra goodies. Rather than a cartridge, owners of retail copies will be provided with an eShop download code which can be used for 60 days of online play. Additional items included in the release are:

  • Lemon Slime Board Prism
  • Five large experience point ancient documents – which entitle players to 1,000 instant experience points
  • A casino coin ticket of up to 1,000 casino coins
  • A lottery card ticket – players will be randomly allocated in-game items

While we’ve still heard no further news regarding a western release, other than consideration from Square Enix, the 3DS version is the first online streaming game for the handheld. Hopefully we’ll hear more in the future if the 3DS version is a success.

Japan’s 3DS Software Promotion Adds September Titles, Includes Dragon Quest X

Nintendo Japan has updated its 3DS software promotion to include upcoming titles for September. The campaign – which started in April and concludes in September – is looking to entice potential 3DS consumers with one free game of their choice. The Kyoto-based company provides a selection of popular 3DS games which are switched on a monthly basis, broadening the choice for consumers. Previous games announced in the software promotion have included Pokemon X & Y and Pokemon Art Academy.

The official website lists the following games up for grabs this September, along with the newly announced Dragon Quest X – the first 3DS online streaming game. With September as the final month of the campaign, consumers will be able to opt for the game of their choice in advance.

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Tomodachi Life (or Collection in Japan)
  • Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind
  • Dragon Quest X (available from September 4)

 

Dragon Quest X Heading To Japanese 3DS This September

dragon_quest_x_3dsSquare Enix has announced Dragon Quest X will be releasing for the Japanese 3DS later this year. The popular MMORPG, which is currently exclusive to Japan, is available on the Wii, Wii U and PC, selling over one million copies across all available platforms.

Although the 3DS version will reportedly lack 3D support, it will feature 60 days subscription, a number of posters, as well as in-game goodies. Plus, for those who own the game on either the Wii, Wii U or PC, the 3DS version will connect seamlessly to those devices and allow handheld users to play alongside them.

Dragon Quest X is set to release in Japan on September 4, priced at 3,800 yen plus tax. Western fans will have to remain patient for now as Square Enix has yet to announce any localisation, despite the publisher’s consideration in the past.

Square Enix Says They Are “Considering Expansion Of Dragon Quest X To Overseas Markets”

Senior Research Analyst, David Gibson, has tweeted that Square Enix is considering bringing Dragon Quest X to overseas markets. This is not the first time that we’ve heard Square Enix suggest such a thing, but hopefully we will hear something concrete around E3 time. Would you like to play Dragon Quest X?