Dragon Quest 10 Coming to Wii

With Square Enix putting the final touches on the ninth numbered entry in its famed Dragon Quest role-playing series, the company has formally announced that the next entry, Dragon Quest X, is in development for the Wii.

The franchise, which kicked off on the Nintendo Entertainment system, has seen new numbered releases hit a variety of Sony and Nintendo platforms, including the Super Nintendo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS. An action-centric off-shoot, Dragon Quest Swords, came to Wii earlier this year in North America.

Following the PlayStation 2 release of Dragon Quest VIII, Sqaure Enix shocked many by announcing that Dragon Quest IX was being developed for the Nintendo DS, marking the first numbered Dragon Quest game to debut on a portable.

Dragon Quest IX will hit Japan on March 28, Reuters reports, with a North American release expected to follow later in the year. It was not said when X can be expected.

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    December 10, 2008 8:47 AM

    I would rather have DQX on PS2 than Wii.

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      December 10, 2008 9:23 AM

      I'd prefer 360 over Wii, even PS3 at least. Is a higher resolution too much to ask for?

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        December 10, 2008 10:40 AM

        Higher resolutions is one of the reasons I game on my PC, but for games like this I prefer them on a console like the Wii.

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      December 10, 2008 9:54 AM

      this could be the dumbest thing i've read all day.

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        December 10, 2008 10:51 AM

        Ditto, for your comment anyway.

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        December 10, 2008 11:21 AM

        Really? The PS2 (and BC PS3s) have a much larger install base than even the Wii, and given how good DQ8 looked on the PS2 and the Wii's resolution limits, I doubt it'll look much better there.

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          December 10, 2008 12:57 PM

          yes the PS2 has a larger install base... but the PS2 is a much lower-end hardware compared to the Wii.

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          December 10, 2008 1:57 PM

          obviously they have some pointing/motion controls in mind... and it doesn't really state the game would be Wii exclusive... it's not always about looking better... :)

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      December 10, 2008 10:50 AM

      Same. Maybe even a next-gen one on my 360.

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