Dragon Quest X On 3DS Is Something Yuji Horii Wanted Since Early Development

By Sato . July 11, 2014 . 11:57am


Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii made an appearance in this morning’s Nintendo 3DS Direct for third party publisher games to talk about the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest X. Meanwhile, Inside Games grabbed a few screencaps from the stream.


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During the Nintendo Direct stream, Yuji Horii stated that Dragon Quest X is a title he’s been wanting to put on the Nintendo 3DS since back when Square Enix were still developing the game, and now it’s finally happening.


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Dragon Quest X was made for players to be able to play the MMORPG more comfortably with the 3DS, while aiming to attract new players to the game. The 3DS version will have content up to the Ver. 2 major update.


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The smartphone version of the game, which also uses cloud streaming like the 3DS, has yet to add the Ver. 2 update, so unless it sees the update before September, the 3DS version will be ahead.


You can check out the trailer in our earlier post containing this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation, with some Dragon Quest X footage at the 6:45 mark in the video.


Dragon Quest X  for Nintendo 3DS will be released on September 4, 2014 in Japan.

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  • James Robert Thompson

    If he wants to attract new players he should release it in the west!

    • AuraGuyChris

      Blasphemy! So what if DQIX sold millions in the west? It doesn’t mean the series is popular in any way! HERE, HAVE MORE LIGHTNING.

      Of course, I’m being cynical and dramatic.

      • Postnjam

        Reminds me of Bravely Default. – Square Enix: HOLY SHIT! You liked how we went back to our roots and made a game with classic gameplay and story? Sorry, we didn’t hear all that fan feedback that was begging to make a classic FF game. I’m pretty sure you wanted more Lightning

        • Land of Green Pasture

          I want no more Lightning, I want Thunder

        • Princess_Eevee9

          I dun get it.

          • Postnjam

            Square enix did a statement once which was basically OMG, the west likes final fantasy games!? Everyone just facepalmed.

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Wow just wow.

      • Aspenharls

        “Clearly there’s no audience for a classic genre such as this! It’s not like Bravely Default did….well or anything!”

    • 하세요

      “Oh, I meant I wanted to attract more of the -same- people. Sorry, but not sorry.”

  • Malon

    Meanwhile, in the West…

  • Some how, some way, people managed to spin this about Square Enix and Lightning, and pissing off fans.

    Of course. Amirite?

    This is the reason Lightning will never die.

    • Ali

      All hail Lightning-Sama, Chan, Onee-sama or whatever she prefers. So cool, much hotness, wow gunblade!

  • Release this game or something Dragon Quest related in the west. Seriously, I don’t care if its a DQ trading card game, just localize it!

  • Andrés González

    Dragon Quest IX was kind of a MMORPG, though.

    • I wouldn’t say it was an MMO. It had multiplayer, but there weren’t lobbies of random people dancing with their names hovering above their heads.

  • Lastlight

    Am I the only one who liked lightning

  • José Gonçalves

    Dammit another HxH hiatus is coming

    • :L don’t say things like that please

  • J. Treviño


  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    The game actually looks really nice on 3DS there.^_^ The cloud power i guess. But sadly, this game had IP locked.(Only JP can play them) and going with Cloud is simply impossible for me who live in South East Asia here.T_T

  • awat

    Again i read Dragon Quest on siliconera, and as alwaaays Hoping its something to do with DragonQuestVII T___T this is getting depressing !

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Try waiting for Terry’s Wonderland and Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mystery Key. It’s even more frustrating.

  • Oxybelis

    Who wants to play MMORPG on 240p screen?

    • triablos

      You could say that about almost every other 3ds gamd

    • Namuro

      Why, the Japanese players, of course. You silly goose…uh, raccoon!

    • IDK man, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies was on the regular Nintendo DS and it turned out pretty well. I’m down for playing the game, but nervous about having it always be online…

  • Tincho Kudos

    I don’t get it. Its this a retail game? I tought it was a streaming app from the wiiu version or something

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