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Square Enix announced that Nintendo Wii service for Dragon Quest X will be ending, but will offer a way for players to easily, ahem, switch to the Switch version. Square Enix said the decision was due to the Wii’s ceased production and that version’s unique particularities.

2/22 - 6:00am Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Wii U version was canned and not the Wii one.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.


Another blow to the Wii U for Japanese gamers, but understandable.

What Square-Enix really needs to announce is an English release for the Switch version of Dragon Quest Heroes.