(Japan) Dragon Quest X Heading to PC

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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Dragon Quest X is the rather odd duck of the Dragon Quest franchise, being the only MMO in a long line of single player RPG titles. Now, once exclusive to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Square Enix looks to want to reach a larger audience as Dragon Quest X is now being ported to the PC.

On a special ten hour Dragon Quest X livestream, Square Enix revealed  that the once Nintendo exclusive will be making its way to the PC on September 26 in Japan. The livestream also confirmed that the base game will go for a cost of 3990 Yen (roughly $40 USD), and a deluxe version that will go for 9800 Yen (roughly $100 USD).  The deluxe version will come with a Dragon Quest X PC game controller, a monster encyclopedia book, a microfiber map of the world, a security token, and some additional in-game content along with the game.

For those who understand Japanese and are interested, here is the Nvidia benchmark tool for Dragon Quest X on the PC, and the beta signup.

Dragon Quest X is still Japan only at the time, but a PC port could increase the odds of localization to North America and Europe.

SOURCE [NeoGAF translation]

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  • James Best

    Why hasn’t NOA localized this game, yet?

  • Goken

    I bet SquareEnix did this out of fear that their FFXIV is going to fail miserably.

  • smacd

    I’m expecting thumbs down for this, but..

    Ok, I’m a HUGE DQ fan. I remember being screwed out of DQ5 and 6 on the SNES. I remember not getting DQ4 psx and DQ5 ps2, and the SNES remakes of DQ1-3. I remember the long wait for DQ6 on the DS to be confirmed with a release date.

    BUT, I hope they don’t bother localizing DQX. I don’t think its what most DQ fans want. It doesn’t sound like it was doing particularly well in Japan. And its an MMO and would be a massive localization effort. I fear it would be a massive flop in the west, which could really hurt our chances of getting other DQs after that.

    *sets up flameshield*

  • Jack Banks

    I would like to see another Dragon Quest game that is offline. Of course I would also like to see this game come to the west also.