Square Enix typed up a FAQ for Dragon Quest X: Waking of the Five Tribes that covers everything from the game’s title to how to connect your Wii online. The most interesting tidbit is a question that asks is it possible to play Dragon Quest X without connecting to the Internet.
You can play a few hours of the game’s opening offline, the FAQ answered, but afterwards players are required to connect to the Internet. Square Enix also says the game will have a usage fee, but the price has not been determined.
Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter G have online fees in Japan where a subscription costs 800 Wii Points ($8) for 30 days, 1,500 Wii Points ($15) for 60 days or 2,000 Wii Points ($20) for 90 days. Capcom waived online fees for Monster Hunter Tri in North America.
Dragon Quest X will be available for Wii next year and a graphically enhanced Wii U version is in development, but does not have a release timeframe.