Dragon Quest X publisher Square Enix has announced today that the game will be released in Japan on August 2nd. Japanese gamers will be able to purchase the standard version which will retail for 6,980 yen while the bundle containing a USB memory card will cost 8,980 yen.
Both versions of Dragon Quest X will come with 20 days of free online play. Here’s the subscription pricing: 1,000 yen ($12) for 30 days, 1,950 yen ($24) for 60 days, and 2,900 yen for 90 days ($35). Payment can be made either by credit card or by using Wii Points via Nintendo points cards. Players will be able to create up to three characters per account.
Square Enix has also announced plans to create a “Kids Time” program that will allow children to play for free for a specific period of time. Square Enix wouldn’t reveal when the Wii U version would be coming, or when Dragon Quest X will be released in North America and Europe.