Expect The Wii U Version of Dragon Quest X Next Spring... Maybe... Hopefully

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At Tokyo Game Show 2012, Square Enix held an event with special guests, Yuuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series, and producer Yousuke Saitou to showcase the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X.


During the stage event, Horii was asked what the release date for the Wii U version of the game would be. Horii was evasive at first, but tentatively answered "Sometime next spring." Saitou stressed that this was not a set date but rather a target and that the development team was working hard towards release of the game.

Saito also noted that allowing for players to use their Wii version characters in the Wii U version open beta was "technologically feasible" but did not make any definite statements as to if it would be implemented.



I really hope Nintendo of America makes a big deal about this title next year. I can see it doing quite well on the international level as long as we're given a sweet deal on the subscriptions and they strategize for lots of free time. Like people buying it at launch getting 2 to 3 months free or generally increasing the free play time. After all, this is a one of a kind console exclusive MMO so it's best to not follow the PC prices in order to gain more appeal.

I'm wondering if Square Enix are working at full Wii/Wii U cross compatability for the Japanese users. Can they transfer their character over to the Wii U version? Will the servers be combined across both versions?