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Dragon Quest X development coming along swimmingly

It's been more than five years since the last numbered Dragon Quest title was released for a home console, but the wait will be over soon as Dragon Quest X is due out on Wii... sometime, and the game's development is wrapping up.

In the most recent issue of Nintendo Power, series creator Yuji Horii remarks, "All we can say is that development is going well and we're on the last parts of the game."

As for a release date, that's still being discussed. "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," Horii said.

Entries in the main Dragon Quest series have been bouncing back and forth between handhelds and consoles over the last several years. Dragon Quest IX was released for the Nintendo DS and was preceded by Dragon Quest VIII, which came out in 2005 for the PS2.

Horii said a lot of fans wanted a gameplay system similar to VIII, and noted that those comments are being taken "into consideration."

"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," he said.

[Source: Go Nintendo]

Mar 31, 2011

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13 comments

  • shawksta - April 2, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    No not really city17fan, dont be biased. The wii is showing itself to still be on a roll. Plus the time nowadays isnt like back than, you think a colorful/Realistic cartoonish anime JRPG will stand out on 360 and PS3? If they tried, they would ruin it by trying too hard making it realistic to appeal to them. Cartoonish anime is perfect for wii, because Colorful and cartoon are shown brightly
  • city17fan - April 1, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    DQ X on Wii = bad idea, the console is loosing ground and developers should seriously look at the 360/ps3 platform for release.
  • Ilyere - April 1, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    A Wii? Seriously?? DQIX on the DS was just about crossing the border, but...
  • Cyber6x - April 1, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Maybe they'll do a FF7 and announce it for PS3 instead of Wii?
  • soulreapermarco - April 1, 2011 1:17 a.m.

    -NG14916 No one cares.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 1, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    Yes, keltar93. Me.
  • keltar93 - April 1, 2011 12:48 a.m.

    Didn't they announce this at the end of 2008? And more importantly, does anyone in the west care about Dragon Quest?
  • NG14916 - April 1, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    I've tried playing Dragon Quest games before, but have always been disappointed. The pacing of the stories is slow, excessive grinding is required, too much of the stories focus on boring sidestories rather than the main plot, and the creators insist on sticking with an antiquated version of the turn-based battle system that is too boring to hold the attention of any gamer born after 1990. Games such as the Disgaea series, Radiant Historia, The World Ends with You, Devil Survivor, Pokemon, Chrono Trigger, and Kingdom Hearts will always be better than any Dragon Quest game made until the series' retarded formula is changed. Also, how about some character development? A main character who doesn't speak is boring, period. When a main character gets character development, like in TWEWY, the story is actually interesting. Who'd a thunk it? The Dragon Quest series epitomizes everything that is wrong with your standard, cliche-ridden, turn-based-system-based JRPGs. Actually, even some of those derivative JRPGs are better than the Dragon Quest games just because their stories and characters are interesting enough to hold your attention. The Legend of Dragoon, for example, is a heavily flawed game with a relatively bland battle system, but its creators told an interesting story, developed the characters well by showing the normal parts of their lives (Lavitz's poignant return to his home, anyone?), kept up the suspense, and just generally made the game far more interesting than any of the Dragon Quest games. Of course, silly old-school gamers will continue to purchase these mediocre games and ensure their success.
  • shawksta - March 31, 2011 10:44 p.m.

    The console versions are very superior, Dragon Quest IX was just amazing, making X worth the wait.
  • Manguy17 - March 31, 2011 10:18 p.m.

    didnt know about this, very good news. Still havnt quite finished IX
  • EnragedTortoise1 - March 31, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    Anyone else notice how both Wiimotes in the logo are first player? Phail.
  • bobbybroccoli - March 31, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    Had no idea they were making this, much less for the wii.
  • Smeggs - March 31, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    I liked IX, but I really hope that the party members in X actually have personalities and stories and say stuff. It was rather boring having a party of characters I made myself who didn't talk or have a backstory and basically were only there as support for my epicly grinded main character.

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