Dragon Quest XI Announced and Platforms Revealed; NX Receives It’s First Two Game Announcements

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And the bomb shells have been dropped. Dragon Quest X is being ported to Playstation 4. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 will allow you to ride your monsters. Most importantly though,  Dragon Quest XI was announced for the Playstation 4 AND the Nintendo 3DS. That’s right, both the PS4 and the 3DS are getting the latest installment of Dragon Quest.

DragonQuestXIAnnouncementPlatformsThe game’s producer is Saito Yosuke and both versions are being developed by the core team but Toylogic is helping with the 3DS version. The PS4 version is being made using Unreal Engine 4 and will take advantage of the systems power. The 3DS version takes good advantage of both screens in more ways normal. When running around the world and while in cut-scenes, the top screen will feature 3D chibi-like models but the bottom screen will feature the same content of your world in an old-school 2D sprite-based style.

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Dragon Quest X Beta Announcements Being Sent Out

Many of the off-air conversations we have when we’re recording the podcast revolve around Shelby and Micah talking about how they live in the wrong country. Japan gets all this cool gaming related stuff that we just don’t get over here in the United States. One of those things that make me wish I lived in Japan is the upcoming Dragon Quest X. The game … Continue reading Dragon Quest X Beta Announcements Being Sent Out

Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection, Subscription

Initial news of the upcoming Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes had me really excited for the game. It was going to be a new DQ experience on a console that’s really needed a game like that. We knew it was going to have some online components, but now it’s looking like there might actually be more than first imagined. According to a … Continue reading Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection, Subscription

Tony’s Time: Dragon Quest and the Future

Holidays mean that there’s not a lot that’s going on that’s going to be news worthy. PR companies are closed and new screenshots aren’t being sent out. We’re going to get you everything we can today, but it’s been pretty slow. I spent the morning out with the family playing at the park and wading in the creek. It’s the first time it hasn’t been 100+ degrees in a long time so we took advantage of the mid 70 degree weather.

Obviously the biggest news of the day is the official announcement of Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes. This was a game that was announced by in 2008 and was only briefly talked about. Since then there has been little to no word on the game. This is going to be an online enabled Japanese style RPG that appears to be very similar to the previous two entries in the series.

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Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes Coming to Wii

The Dragon Quest event that we talked about earlier is going on as we speak.  I’m following the coverage through and English translation on Andriasang and these are the details of the game that we know so far. Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes is coming to Wii, and it’s going to be online.  The exact wording of this was speculative as to … Continue reading Dragon Quest X: Awakening of the Five Tribes Coming to Wii

Tony’s Time: What Fate Has Befallen Dragon Quest X?

I don’t think that anyone can argue that the release schedule for the Wii for the remainder of the year looks a bit barren and bleak for North America. We only know of a handful of titles that are coming out between now and January 1st. Those titles include Rhythm Heaven, Kirby Returns to Dreamland and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. There are some high profile titles coming out for areas outside of North America, but there’s one title that I haven’t heard anything about in quite a long time that I’m very worried about the future of; Dragon Quest X.

This game was originally announced way back in 2008 around the time we also began to see a lot of information for Dragon Quest IX for the DS. It was announced by Yuji Horii that the game would be coming to the Wii at some point in the future. Square Enix and Nintendo were both concerned that the franchise doesn’t do as well here in North America so they were going to work closely together, possibly even going so far as to have Nintendo publish the title. This was seen as a way to bolster the profile of the game in this region. They tried the same thing with Dragon Quest IX on the DS and it worked.

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