Earlier today, Square Enix finally announced it would be releasing the Wii U version of its anticipated online RPG, Dragon Quest X, in Japan on March 30.
Unlike previous Dragon Quest titles, Dragon Quest X marks the series’ foray into online mutliplayer, and was developed simultaneously for Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U consoles. The Wii version of the game was released back in August, 2012, and, as of December, has amassed over 400,000 active subscribers. The upcoming Wii U version features enhanced visuals and will be playable entirely on the GamePad.
In addition to this news, Nintendo also announced a special Dragon Quest X Wii U bundle for Japan, which will include a Deluxe version of the console, a copy of the title, a Wii U Pro Controller, a prepaid Nintendo card, and five super health orbs.
A North American release for the game has yet to be confirmed, but fans shouldn’t give up hope just yet. Nintendo has been striving hard to make the series as successful around the world as it is in Japan, and Iwata’s recent comments about supporting more Japanese games overseas is certainly an encouraging sign. Here’s hoping that other players will get a chance to experience the game before long.