Dragon Quest X Still Coming to Wii
It hasn’t really been that long since Dragon Quest IX was released for the Nintendo DS, but even before it came out we knew that the next edition of the popular RPG was announced for the Wii. It’s been a few years since we heard that announcement and not much has been heard about the game in that time. The latest edition of Nintendo Power has an interview with Yuji Horii and in it he talks about DQX and the Wii. Not only does he say the game is still on track and scheduled for Wii, but we can expect to hear an announcement about the game before the end of the year.
Nintendo Power: Do you see any advantages to making Dragon Quest on a home console again?
Yuji Horii: The next Dragon Quest game, Dragon Quest X, will actually be released on Wii. I feel that some users will want to play Dragon Quest on the big screen, which is why we are working toward releasing it on Wii. Of course, in the future we might develop on handhelds again, so it’s really a case-by-case basis. It all depends on what the customer wants at that time. Something else we hear is that players want a new Dragon Quest that follows the same system of Dragon Quest VIII, so that’s something else we’re taking into consideration while in development for a Dragon Quest on Wii.
Nintendo Power: Is development on Dragon Quest X proceeding smoothly?
Yuji Horii: All we can say is that development is going well and we’re on the last parts of the game. We can’t really share much else at this point, but by the end of this year we should be able to announce something regarding it.
You can bet that I’m very excited about this news and can’t wait to have Dragon Quest appear on a Nintendo home console again for the first time in a few years. We’ll definitely have more on the franchise as the news comes out.