Dragon Quest X Being Made For Wii

By Spencer . December 9, 2008 . 10:31pm

imageAfter shuffling the Dragon Quest series to PlayStation consoles for VII and VIII the core installments are returning to Nintendo. Dragon Quest IX comes out on March 28 for the Nintendo DS and in the (probably distant) future Dragon Quest X will appear on the Wii.


Since every main installment of Dragon Quest has sold well over a million copies in Japan alone this news should spark the interest of RPG developers looking for a platform to work on.


Images courtesy of Square Enix.

  • Mr. Mee

    NOW THAT is what I’m talkin’ about. I’m very much excited about Dragon Quest IX as it is and now I learn that Dragon Quest X is in development for my only other game system? Heck yeah! Currently playing through Dragon Quest IV as it is. However, I like the direction that Level 5 has taken with the Dragon Quest Series over Arte Piazza. Did I mention this is awesome news? Bring on Dragon Quest V, VI, IX, and X! It’s a great time to be a Dragon Quest fan. Now all we need is a port of VII.

  • Jay

    Whoa. Didn’t expect to hear about this so soon. Maybe now I won’t have to wait 4 years for it!

  • lostinblue

    finally proper Square-Enix support. It’s still too little (and too late) next to what they’re delivering on other home systems considering this is the leading platform, and it has lower development costs, but let’s hope this is a first step of many, and that they have opened their eyes.

  • jarrod

    Amazing. Let’s hope they sneak DQ7 DS and DQ8 Wii ports in there too.

  • Volcynika

    Not the biggest fan of DQ, but good to see the series make a big appearance on Wii (other than DQ Swords).

  • King

    can’t say I am pleased about this. Ninty fanboys can say all they want about install base and cheaper development costs, but the reality is that those factors always lead to cheaper/watered down games. Given Squares financial status it’s not surprising this game was put on Wii, right now Square needs a cash cow game that will cost little to nothing to make. So I see this as an act of financial desperation rather then some fanboy’s wet dream of “Squares coming back to us” announcement. Sadly like most Wii games I see this as a possible end to the series high production values (I will wait for actual screens/info to pass final judgement). Nintendo is not moving the market in a direction I want to follow.

  • lostinblue

    because PS2 library also consists of watered down games, right? since it was by far the one with less power that gen. And while we’re at it, why aren’t HD console games watered versions already; I mean PC has already surpassed that. Do I care? hell no.

    Also, what do you think is the reason for Square-enix financial status? It must have nothing to do with the aforementioned higher development costs, the fact that they hardly released anything yet despite being in production for years now; for FFXII and FFX it costed 30 million USD; this gen we have games like Stranglehold costing 30 million USD, so I let you to figure out how much a numbered FF must be costing.

    And… end of production values? LMAO! do you expect it to be any worse than Dragon Quest IX DS, or say… Dragon Quest VIII? (who weren’t bad at all, might I say)

    On what you’re saying, go read Yuji Hori’s market positioning and you’ll understand this wasn’t forced; now if Nomura was having to develop for the Wii you could have a point, but like I care about nomura and his stupidity; I wouldn’t be sorry for him “having to develop for the market leading console”; “bohoo, get over it and do your job”, kind of thing, for him.

  • Mikael

    Well it doesn’t matter what console its on aslong as we get the 10th game and that its a steep upgrade from the ps2 version.

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  • monomark

    All I can say is that I hope there isn’t too much waggle.

    DQ is the type of series that you should be able to play sitting down on the couch and not standing in front of the TV waving your arms around.

  • jarrod

    Install base, development costs, coming home… yep, sounds good to me. :D

    Let’s hope L5 learned from DQ8 and speeds things up a bit though. Form should follow function, not the reverse… this isn’t Final Fantasy.

  • LeafPanda

    Can’t wait for this, ALL HAIL RPG REVOLUTION FOR WII

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