Dragon Quest X Online coming to 3DS in Japan
posted on 07.07.14 at 11:42 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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Dragon Quest X 3DS

Dragon Quest X Online is coming to 3DS in Japan on September 4 for 3,800 yen, Square Enix announced.

Like the smartphone version of the game, the 3DS version of the MMORPG uses cloud functionality to run the game, so rather than running native on the handheld, it is running on a server (think PlayStation Now) to deliver an experience on par with the Wii U and PC versions.

The 3DS version will come with a download code for the application, a 60-day free trial code, the in-game “Lemon Slime Board Prism” vehicle (pictured below), five “Great EXP Archives” that give you 1,000 experience points each upon use, a “Casino Coin Ticket,” a poster, and a lottery card.

Dragon Quest X 3DS Dragon Quest X 3DS

Fees are still intact. For three days of play, it’s 350 yen. For 10 days, 650 yen. Or you can go monthly for 1,500 yen. But of course, you won’t have to worry about that until your 60 free days are up.

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  • bloodiOS

    Running on a server… makes me wonder how much it will lag…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Hmm. Well here’s a vid of it running on dtab (smartphone) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_rXfqhfhg0

      Same cloud tech.

      • bloodiOS

        Hmm… how does its specs compare to the 3DS?

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

        Tablet vs 3DS Big Power difference depending on the tablet.

      • AdamBoy64

        Runs pretty well, no issues at all.

  • Karysonson


  • Tetris

    Oh, it’s tempting, indeed. Curse my beautiful JPN 3DS!

  • surakian

    I think it is pretty damn awesome it is using cloud technology because that eliminates any graphical barriers it could have had if it was running natively on the system itself…but I’m confused on how anybody is going to be able to use this game on the go without tethering it to their phone or a wifi hotspot.

    • Zackasaur

      Indeed, it will be dependent on stable and competent internet.

  • 罪罰

    Oh man, that would be rad to get in the west.

  • Dystopiq

    Oh, it’s streamed. Bleh.

  • LastBoss

    Bring this to consoles, outside of Japan.

  • Budgiecat

    fuck that

  • Jason


  • Elvick

    So why is this on 3DS and not everything possible then?

    • Hidayat246

      SE-Nintendo Deal
      Just like Call of Duty Activision-M$ Deal

  • badmoogle

    Meanwhile in the west: https://i.imgur.com/3rGOhHl.gif

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Nobody cares*

  • Shippoyasha

    Kind of scared for the loss of visual fidelity. It would have made more sense if this was on Wii U with a proper high definition display.

    • ManSizeSextet

      It’s already on WiiU

  • desponent

    Glorious latency

  • Anime10121

    Oh silly, you dont have to wait for that, its already around you ;)

  • Akari Akaza


  • Learii

    you have to wait forever then