New Trailer for Wii U Version of Dragon Quest X

Friday, March 8th, 2013

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Dragon Quest X

A beta of the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X released in Japan earlier this week. Today, Square Enix released a tasty new promo for the game. The video shows off the Wii U version’s visual upgrades through a selection of battle scenes, various in-game scenes, and cutscenes. The Wii U version will be compatible with the Wii version of Dragon Quest X, since they’ll both connect to the same servers.

Square Enix has disabled embedding for this video, so you can view it at this link.

Dragon Quest X for the Wii U is set to release in Japan on March 30th. Nintendo will also be releasing it with a ¥42,000 hardware bundle. The bundle will include the normal deluxe edition products (a black 32 GB Wii U, a black Pro Controller, etc.), a copy of Dragon Quest X (instead of Nintendo Land), a ¥1,000 Nintendo prepaid card, five super health orbs, and an invitation to play the Dragon Quest X beta.

Additionally, Nintendo is releasing a Dragon Quest X ¥3,000 Nintendo prepaid card. If you use this prepaid card, you’ll receive a pair of round glasses for your character to wear in the game.


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  • We don’t care what Japan gets. What about us? No English version of the game? I don’t have a Wii U, but this game will make me buy one!

    • Games like this are what I’m waiting for before I buy a Wii U, also. That and a price cut.

  • Of course the comments are disabled… They don’t want English speaking fans requesting the game be released in other parts of the world. I mean, why would they want my money?

    • TwinTails

      Square-Enix, why wont you let us give you our money?!

  • Coarse


  • TwinTails

    Um, another operation rainfall campaign? ^_^’

    • RagunaXL

      HERE HERE! i’m with Twin! A US release would be a perfect way to keep my on my Wii U everyday and a great way to kill time during any software release droughts. This version looks un suave! thanks for the video!

    • Absolutely!

      I’m sure Nintendo and/or Square Enix will probably sit and wait to see how the title fairs in Japan before coming to a final conclusion. From what I’ve read, the sales for the Wii release back last August were less than stellar, but I think a lot of the blame for that lies in two things: players are hesitant to get into a subscription-based online multiplayer RPG, and they might also have been waiting for the Wii U release. Time will tell.

    • TwinTails

      Seriously, why not? We should hold a campaign for every game that comes out in Japan. It’s our slogan.

  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    calm down people…Squeenix brought all the DS conversions of 4,5 and 6 over here…we’ll get it. First time I’ve ever been hyped about an MMO.

    • Vinicius

      Actually, nintendo published those here. I remember reading somewhere that Squeenix consider DQ dead here.

    • Well, Square-Enix DID publish 4 and 5, but it was Nintendo that brought along 9 AND 6. Considering that Iwata-san said that he would be pushing for titles to be localized, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of those titles.

    • RagunaXL

      yes, and i also read that Iwata compared it to ‘brain age,’ which my wife and i love, in that it was ‘unmarketable in the west.’

    • FrancisUnderwood0482

      …I’m not sure I follow. Brain Age was released in the West…

    • I think he just means that compared to the Japanese market, people in the West care a lot less about these specific types of games.

  • Dang. I’m not even a fan of Dragon Quest, but I really want to play it after watching this trailer. Too bad there’s no confirmation on a US release. Ah well, the Wii U should start getting games over here soon.

  • icedearthaholic

    I actually heard there’s an on-line story mode, and an off-line story mode that is an entirely separate campaign from the on-line one, and I heard the off-line story doesn’t require you to go on-line at all. . I do not know how true this is, but I am actually interested. The graphics look damn good to boot, I’m impressed with what I see. But I want to find out more before I get hyped up about it. I

    • Yeah there’s offline gameplay. From what I’ve read there’s quite a few hours worth of offline play, but ultimately to garner the full experience of the game you’ll want to play online.

  • I would love to see Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection release to the west. I know it’s japan only, but I would love to have the collection. If/and when Dragon Quest X does come to the west, I will buy it even though I have no connection for Wii-U.

  • Escapist

    As much as I love JRPG’s, they are, for the most part, a BIG failure with the western audience. Most big titles, IE FF series and Tales series, barely break even after localization costs. Folks, I suggest you learn a bit of Japanese – it’s not as difficult as you think, plus there are plenty of free online programs to aid you in this indeaver. One hour a day for six months, you’ll be able to understand basic conversational Japanese, read both hira and kata, and have a good portion of the elemtary level kanji’s down. And trust me, that’s really all you’ll really need. You guy’re alway complaining about how you miss out on some great games, yet many of refuse to take the easier route of learning the language and ordering them overseas. There are TONS of great JRPG’s that will likely never see the states simply due to cultural and social views – but they’re still great games.

  • Steve Baltimore

    MMO no thanks Square I’ll pass on this one.