Wii embarking on Dragon Quest X

Square Enix's other popular RPG franchise penciled in for Nintendo's console; DQIX for DS dated in Japan for March 28.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors probably wasn't what most fans of Square Enix's non-Final Fantasy role-playing game franchise were wanting. The game, which debuted to less-than-stellar reviews in February, was particularly maligned due to its shallow world and often-wonky Wii Remote controls. Soon, however, the Dragon Quest franchise may find a measure of redemption on Nintendo's console.

As part of a Dragon Quest-oriented press conference in Japan today, the role-playing game publisher announced Dragon Quest X for the Wii, Reuters reports. No other details on the upcoming title were revealed, and Reuters noted that a price point or release window have yet to be determined.

Square Enix also took the opportunity to reveal DQIX for the DS will arrive in Japan on March 28. While extremely popular in Japan, the Dragon Quest series has been widely eclipsed elsewhere in the world by Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. Square Enix has said that they hope to bolster the franchise's worldwide appeal with DQIX, giving the game a more action-oriented premise than previous games in the series. DQIX will also include support for four-player multiplayer.

For more on DQIX, check out GameSpot's most recent impressions from this year's Tokyo Game Show.

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