North Americans probably won’t be seeing Dragon Quest X for some time, but it’s still nice to hear from Square Enix’s Wii and Wii U MMO. As you can see below, the game is nearing its Japanese release date.
It’s been a while since we talked about this game, so let’s refresh our memories, shall we? Dragon Quest X is a traditional subscription-based MMO, unlike the rest of the main numbered DQ titles. In a unique twist, several hours a day will constitute a designated free-to-play time in order to allow children a chance to enjoy it. While the name alone is enough to afford the release massive hype, this business model has raised a lot of eyebrows, resulting in both stock drops and (presumably) a reluctance to fast-track an English release. I guess all we can hope for is that it fares better than SE’s last massively multiplayer project.
Dragon Quest X has not yet received localization information. It is exclusive to the Wii and Wii u platforms.