Dragon Quest X has been confirmed as a Wii title since its initial announcement in 2008. Though, it may come to the Wii’s successor console, as well.
Asked during a shareholder meeting today about the logic of releasing Dragon Quest X on the Wii when the console has passed its prime, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada said that Square Enix must consider making the game compatible with both Wii and Wii U. They’re currently investigating the technicalities on how to support Wii U.
Wada was also asked if he expected the upcoming Wii ports of Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II, and Dragon Quest III (all included in the Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Famicom & Super Famicom Dragon Quest I, II, III collection) to sell, considering they’re straight ports. He said that the games are being left as is on purpose, as it’s the series’ 25th anniversary.
Update 9:00pm: As it turns out, the blog that provided the original transcript for Yoichi Wada’s statements was inaccurate. The blog has since clarified that what Wada was saying, on the subject of Wii U, was separate from the Dragon Quest X discussion. Wada was speaking of technical tests for possible Wii U launch titles, completely unrelated to Dragon Quest X.
“Wada was absolutely not saying ‘Dragon Quest X on Wii U,’” clarified the blog.