By Operation Rainfall Contributor / February 18th, 2013
The Wii U version of Dragon Quest X will be released at the end of the next month in Japan; March the 30th to be precise. Dragon Quest X on the Wii U will be playable in full HD, and you will be able to use the GamePad to play it.
The Wii version of Dragon Quest X has been out in Japan for three months now, and many avid gamers have already started playing this version. As a result, when it came to do beta testing for the Wii U version’s online component, applicants who had already purchased the Wii version were given preference over the others. This testing will begin on the 6th of March. As well, gamers who have already purchased a Wii copy of the game will receive a 3,490 yen discount on the Wii U version of the game.
Characters will be transferable between the Wii and Wii U versions of the game, but only if the player has an account with Square Enix. Purchasing the game via the eShop will earn the Japanese player a special code for the item known as “White Speckled Glasses”.
Japan will also be getting a bundle for Dragon Quest X priced at 42,ooo yen. It will include a Deluxe Wii U, a Wii U Pro Controller, a prepaid card for the eShop worth 1,000 yen, an item code for some “Extremely Energetic Balls” and of course a copy of Dragon Quest X itself.
Finally, Nintendo has released a new design for their eShop cards to celebrate the Wii U release of Dragon Quest X.
All of this just makes me wish Square Enix would announce a localisation for Dragon Quest X, as I’m having so much fun with IX.
Thank you to Jodie Langford for lending your translating skills to this article!
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