Dragon Quest X On Wii U To Have Orchestrated Music

By Ishaan . December 23, 2012 . 11:15am

In addition to HD visuals and support for off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad, Dragon Quest X on Wii U will feature another additional feature—orchestrated music.


At Jump Festa, Yuji Horii and producer, Yosuke Saito, revealed that the majority—but not all—of Dragon Quest X’s soundtrack on Wii U will be orchestrated.


Dragon Quest X will be released for Wii U in spring 2013 in Japan.


Image courtesy Famitsu.com.

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  • Nasser Al-Ojayan

    Do we have any info on all the things the pad is gonna be used for?

    • Barrylocke89

      The big thing is that it has the virtual keyboard available. I’m not sure what else they have in store for it beyond that though.

    • Farid Belkacemi

      You should read the news :p

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    When doesn’t DQ have an orchestrated soundtrack?

    • Barrylocke89

      There’s usually an orchestrated soundtrack made separately from the game, but that doesn’t always make it into the game itself.

    • Pockystix

      it’s rare

      only the US version of VIII had it’s orchestrated pieces.

      • badmoogle

        The EU version of VIII had orchestrated music too.

      • Andrew Austin

        Wow, thats really odd. I wonder why they pulled out all the stops for us..?

        • They didn’t really. All they did was rip the tracks from the symphonic suite soundtrack Sugiyama put out. The result, between the music and the crappy menu they added, was terrible loading times, in a game that had originally no load times in the japanese version

  • SolidusSnake

    What did the Wii version have dubstep or something?

    • Pockystix

      it used the synth music

      I kinda like the synth themes for the battle music in X though

      • SolidusSnake

        Synthesizers have their charms, but having a real orchestra seems like an upgrade, no? Of course the best option would be letting you choose between original sound and orchestrated, since the original obviously has its fans.

        • Pockystix

          I prefer the Orchestra for all of VIII, but for X; the battle themes are better in Synth.

          still, I agree, being able to choose would be very nice.

          I hope they don’t add voice overs, anything that bumps up the costs will make it harder to localize with a free-to-play model lol

      • William Cole

        I agree. I instantly loved the battle theme from DQX when i found it.

  • malek86

    Wait what, so the Wii version was synthesized? Weird for a high-budget game.

    • Pockystix

      even VIII had synth in Japan

  • Muffum

    So, by orchestrated, they mean made by a legitimate orchestra, I hope? That’d be great, because Super Mario Galaxy had an actual orchestra compose its music (as opposed to most “orchestrated” music in games), and the music was all the better for it.

  • Ryudo9

    blah blah blah. When can we see a US release

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Guys, most in-game music in video games are synthesized (even Hitoshi Sakimoto’s music, considered to have the most realistic synthesized music imo). Take for example a Falcom Super Arrange album and the OST it’s arranging. Obviously the Super Arrange version will sounds different as Falcom are using real live instruments.
    For Dragon Quest, I’m certain there’s always a Symphonic Suite version of a numbered titled DQ game and again if you compare the OST to the Symphonic Suite you can tell the difference.
    Though this article says the whole soundtrack will be orchestrated, which is interesting.

  • Unless there’s no monthly subscription I’m not biting

  • サレム

    Still can’t decide between this or the improved FFXIV…

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  • Tony

    When will we get another Dragon Quest like Journey of the Cursed King? Stop letting Nintendo hog it and give Xbox and PS3 some games,they may find an upturn in sales. At the very least HD re-release it.

    • M’iau M’iaut


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      • Tony

        Oh my bad, it was just me banging my gums is all.

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