Square Enix Will Keep Dragon Quest X Going With New Content Each Week

By Spencer . July 26, 2012 . 12:25am

imageDragon Quest X will come out on August 2, but the team won’t get a month long vacation in Hawaii to celebrate years of work. They’re going to be working on the next round of Dragon Quest X content.


Producer Yosuke Saito said the game will have weekly updates with additional quests and story segments. Roughly ten weeks after Dragon Quest X launches, Square Enix will release a large scale version update with new systems and gameplay elements.


Dragon Quest X has two hours of free play time each day, but if you want to dive into the world you’ll need a 30 day/ 1,000 yen ($13) subscription.

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  • Major update every 2 months, plus new quests weekly?  Sounds good to me

  • I’m still not sold on the whole online-focus here; for three big reasons:

    1. it sort of loses the point of how the series’ creators intended DQ to be a game for you alone. It also seeps into the story and exploration elements too, even the combat looks like your standard MMO-style stand-in place and execute recycled animations 200 times.
    2. once the servers go down, it’s a brick, so no real replay value.
    3. subscription fee, I’ve never been a fan of having to pay extra to play a game I already bought.

    Now, I love me my DQ games, I think there really hasn’t been a BAD one, and I won’t say DQX will be bad. . . but it’s definitely just. . . well, bland.

    And coming from a franchise that lives and breathes off being a classic RPG powerhouse, the shift may come with a LOT of problems.

    Hopefully DQXI isn’t like this, and we can get a proper DQ game on a current console.

    • Barrylocke89

      I understand why you feel this way, but to be fair, none of the Dragon Quest games have really had the flashiest looking styles of combat.

      •  they actually went a long way in breaking that in their last games. VIII and IX  really pulled off a lot of nice animations and effective looking spells and character models (more so VIII, though IX gets major props for doing more with less powerful hardware).

        X just seems. . . for a lack of a better word; lazy. Instead of continuing to improve the classic DQ formula from IX, they just took the very small online portion and beefed it up, then slapped on some MMO-stlye combat to fit to it. . .

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    hmmmm Iffy iffy on this hmmmmm *otaku mod*

  • Mago Iichi

    “New Systems and Gameplay Elements”

    Sounds like an unfinished game with lots of dlc on the way.No wonder it’s subscription based.

    Enjoy that paid DLC Japan.

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      I don’t think the Wii can get DLC.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Lol, considering almost everytime Idolmaster launched a new DLC, it alwasy sold succesfully there, I am sure they enjoyed DLC there.^_^

  • Mnstrzero00

    I’ll never play a game online. Please don’t tell me that their forcing people to go out and buy expensive wifi set ups just to play their game.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      ???? Since when do they force you to buy their product here???

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game does looks nice there.^_^ And considering, i wanted to get this game there, this will be a great news there.^_^

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