Square Enix considering Dragon Quest X for Wii U [Update]
posted on 06.22.11 at 07:40 AM EDT by (@salromano)

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.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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.

Thanks, Andriasang.

  • barklight

    Nooooo….. Make it in PS3 too pleasee….. :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    Awesome, I’d hoped for some Dragon Quest on Wii U to be announced!

  • legendarydynasty1992

    so they are porting the DQ game that was originally for the wii. Why not do the same for skyward sword. Nevermind, i predict Skyward Sword will be on wii and wii u in the future just like twilight princess was on GC and wii. More money for nintendo of course. Oh nintendo, i knew you would start porting games to wii u.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    Stupid idea,Make in ps3 Not Wii U or Wii Me

  • Sal Romano

    Wii games work on Wii U, so Wada’s statement confuses me. Unless they plan on adding new features (controller screen support) and better visuals to to the Wii U version, then they might as well only release it on Wii.

  • whiteferrero

    Hmph. as long as your bringing it to a console, make it multiplat for crying out loud.

  • DjangoRaijin

    I’ve got one acronym, PS3. It can be on nintendo as well as long as PS3 gets a copy. No console JRPG is complete without a PS3 version.

  • Zero

    If they plan to release it outside of Japan, and make money selling the game. It would make sense to release it on the Wii U, and PS3/360. Should be easy enough to take it from the PC and port it to all 3 of those consoles. Since the hardware isn’t eons apart.

    If they do want to keep it exclusively on Nintendo, which I doubt, look what happened with FF 13. Anyways, I would hope they do use the innovative controller and other system features to diversify the experience on the WiiU.

    As for the Wii, I don’t see a need, we all know Square Enix isn’t on the quick game development list, especially with the games coming out of the Japan Studios. It could be late 2012 when this releases, in Japan, and by that time, I think Nintendo will be pushing the Wii U, and the Wii will not be releasing more hardcore games like DQ, if, it is still relevant.

    I honestly think releasing it on PS3/360/Wiiu is the best idea, not only for business, but for gamers.

    I don’t mind playing RPGs on portables, but the consoles are in dire need of more JRPGs! My favorite Dragon Quest in recent memory was DQ8 for PS2. It was one of the only DQ games I could let friends borrow and them actually try. Some of them even enjoyed the game and finished it.

    Thanks for reading this Square Enix! … What, I’m hoping for the best here! xD