This week’s issue of Jump magazine has new details on Dragon Quest X. Announced earlier in the week as an online game for Wii and Wii U, Square Enix hasn’t exactly defined its genre as an MMORPG, but its concept seems to connect.
Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online places players in an online world. Players create a character, which can be one of five races: Ogre, Elf, Dwarf, Pukuripo, and Wedi. During Square Enix’s reveal conference on Monday, we saw the player create a human character as well, but Jump doesn’t mention this.
The game’s plot revolves around humans, as players are tasked with solving a mystery happening in the human world. “Has something happened in the world of humans?” writes the magazine.
Set in the world of Astoldia, the lands are broken up into four continents: Ogleed, Eltona, Dwachakka, Pukuland, and the Wena Islands. Each one is home to a different race. The areas surround a mysterious fifth area where something odd is occurring. The magazine doesn’t exactly state it, but it’s more or less the land of the humans.
A scan of the magazine’s coverage can be seen to the right. Dragon Quest X is out in 2012 for Wii, and TBA for Wii U.