Dragon Quest X Marches Its Way To iPhone And iPad This Winter

By Sato . September 29, 2013 . 11:58pm

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The latest of Square Enix’s Dragon Quest online title, Dragon Quest X, has been available for Wii, Wii U, and more recently on PC. Japanese mobile carriers NTT DoCoMo announced that they and Square Enix will be working on bringing Dragon Quest X to iPhone and iPad this winter.

 

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NTT DoCoMo, who’ve recently been accounted for selling the second most iPhone 5s and 5c models in Japan, will be working with Square Enix on the mobile version of Dragon Quest X. The game will utilize Cloud service for its online play, in addition to iPhone and iPad game characteristics such as the on-screen D-pad for easier playability and access to the game’s features.

 

The mobile version of the game will have the same content as its console counterparts. Additionally, Square Enix are currently working on having affordable plans for those who wish to play in shorter amounts of time.

 

Dragon Quest X on iPhone and iPad will be available this winter in Japan.


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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    (笑)

  • Shippoyasha

    Apple and Samsung need to develop some official gaming controller snap-ons already. It’s the only thing stopping these games from having amazing gameplay fidelity. Maybe add some battery-life into the controller addons themselves and we have a more than viable core gaming platform.

  • Ace Trainer Chris

    And STILL no word on an actual western release of the game at all, outside of the coy “We’d like to” statement a while back. Hearing nothing about this or PSO2 is killing me.

  • http://watercrown.info/ Ryusui

    And the Western version? WHEN?!?

    • Randy Marsh

      Oh god no, THIS IS THE WESTERN VERSION!

  • Rogerrmark

    Holycrap. I wonder if they’ll start porting other games to mobile platforms as well. By that,I mean DQIV,V and VI from DS.The same treatment FFIII DS and IV DS received on iOS/Android,I mean.

    As long as DQXI is not for mobiles,I’m fine.

    • Tiredman

      Its odd, but I would rather see the original versions of the games ported, or port both. I really miss the challenge of the old ones and the more extensive dungeons.

      • Rogerrmark

        VI DS definitely gave me mixed feelings.
        They fused the Skill/Magic menus,and the monsters from the original game were took out,so just slimes were available to capture. I prefer the 16-bits from the original too,instead of the ugly 3-D engine from DQVII(ps1 version)used on this version…although I like VII a lot.

        • Tiredman

          Same, though I haven’t beaten it. Have 3 save files all over 100 hours, 2 of which are at the final dungeon. I just go a few years without playing for some reason, and start over. Thinking of doing it again when I get some time.

          As for the DS ones, I was highly let down. In part 4, I really missed the metal babble area where you could run into tons of them in that cave near the end with all the auto move traps. I also missed having that nice compact area right before the final boss where you could fight metal babbles galore and kings as well.

          I was happy to finally get to play 5 and 6 as it was the only version the West got. But part 9 really let me down. I never got invested in my character, and it was just kind of boring over all. I had no real attachment to the story. They were banking too much on the online component. If I had to pick, one like Dragon Quest / Warrior 2, 4, or 7 would be my choice for inspiration for the next single player version.

  • Tiredman

    Kind of scary to think of people playing an MMO on a phone or ipad/tablet. Don’t mean it from a game on those platforms point of view, but depending on whether or not those folks get to play with the computer/console playing folks. Guessing they won’t now, but I can see it in the future.

    • InfectedAI

      PSO2 will have crossplay between the Android/iOS ports and PC/Vita I think.

      • Marik78

        Not crossplay. Datashare.

        • InfectedAI

          What do you mean? Have they announce more aobut the Android and iOS ports? I know the Vita and PC versions have cross platform play. Both can play together.

    • Shippoyasha

      Aye. The way smartphones have evolved even in the last 2 years is pretty frightening. You can already play some PC games at low settings on a Galaxy or HTC Android with a few homebrew programs to turn them into a bit of a laptop. Stuff like that was unthinkable only a few years ago.

  • Suicunesol

    I imagine Dragon Quest XI for phones is actually not that farfetch’d. >_>

    • Rogerrmark

      My worst nightmares D:

    • Zero_Destiny

      Usually Dragon Quest is on the most popular platform of the generation. And Yuji Horii has been a pretty staunch traditionalist in the past years.

      The mobile market is quite big, but I don’t think we’ve seen enough evidence to really talk there yet. There’s been other phone releases and browser games from both Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy already, but I wouldn’t cast doomsday just yet.

      • noctis_nox

        WiiU is such a popular Console. XD

        • Zero_Destiny

          Take that as an extension of the Wii, the initial version of Dragon Quest X, which at the time was incredibly popular.

    • Pockystix

      As much as the pessimist in me wants to sadly agree with you, I’m still not sure that a FULL DQ game would simply jump ship to an iOS platform any time soon.

      • davidvinc

        We can’t be so sure anymore, after all, it happened to Breath of Fire.

        • Pockystix

          well, to be fair BoF is no DQ in terms of popularity and selling power. . .

  • Blesmi

    Meanwhile we still dont have DQ7 3DS this die of the pond…

    • awat

      yeah, Ahhaah and where is dq7 for the 3ds… dammit.

      • J_Joestar

        Well chances are that if it is coming over, Nintendo is gonna do it for SE, and they are busy with BD:FF so maybe once that is out we might get DQ7

        • awat

          true that buddy, at least wer gettin that for now BD:FF looks so good.

  • Natalie Rath

    FANGIRL SQUEAL.

    YES YES YES.

    But.. I wanted a 3DS version…though..

  • Steve Raineault

    I’ve established that I refuse to purchase any Square Enix products without a DQ logo, so it’d be in their interest to at very least release this if they ever want a dime of my money ever again. They’ll have to treat DQ way better if they intend to ever have me purchase a Final Fantasy title off anywhere except the used game market.

    • leingod

      Don’t wanna sound like a dick, but… I doubt they care much about your money in particular.

  • Steve Raineault

    If you want to share your thoughts with SE and how they have royally been dicks about DQ to the Western fan, use this site:

    http://www.operationedenverse.com

  • Magnumsally

    Doesnt effect me. Square has shown quality is not a concern of theirs when making a game anymore

    • Herok♞

      That’s an opinion, nothing more or less, I could argue the exact opposite and neither or us would be wrong.

  • ronin4life

    …UH OH….
    O.o;;;

  • Ivan Junior

    Is Squre Enix crazy!?? Where’s the western version for the Wii U? I’m still waiting for it, d*mn. Oh, I got it, we’ll get for IOS and Android :|

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    “Squre Enix”

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