Square-Enix have revealed that typing in the “あすとるていあへたびだとう” Spell of Restoration in the Japanese version of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, will give players access to the trial version for Dragon Quest X Online for Switch. The free trial will become available to all at a later date, but for now is only available by these means. Many thanks to Tymek.
Chikara Saito, who directed Dragon Quest X from 2013, said in today’s Dragon Quest XI S Official Live Broadcast that he is developing a new original game for consoles. The story is set in the near future, it’s not a not sports game, it’s currently at prototype phase still, and has not yet been confirmed for product. The broadcast also included several mentions of Dragon Quest XII, but there was no specific information. Many thanks to Naruki for the translation.
Promo video for Dragon Quest X Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online which releases for Nintendo Switch and Wii U on 24 October. Pre-order here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off (please note it will not be playable outside of Japan by traditional means).
Square-Enix have announced that the required free space for Dragon Quest X Version 5 (or Dragon Quest X Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online to give it its full name) will be 32 GB, up from 24 GB. Wii U owners will require external storage in order to download the game. The game releases on 24 October. Pre-order the Switch version here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Please note that the Switch version will not play with a non-Japanese ISP.
This year’s Dragon Quest Natsumatsuri 2019 (Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2019) will begin on 03 August at 10:30 JST (02 August at 18:30 PT) where the release date of Dragon Quest X Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online is expected to be announced (read more about that game here). There will also be a Dragon Quest XI S Mini Stage delivering the latest information and a Dragon Quest Ukulele Live! The event will air live on both YouTube and niconico.
Square-Enix have announced that Version 4.5 of Dragon Quest X Online will launch for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game on 26 June, adding a “My Town” feature where you can build up to three houses, with new weapons, and much more. The Version 5 update (see this post) is planned for later in 2019.
‘Surprising’ Dragon Quest news is coming in the 10 June issue of Weekly Shonen June magazine. It’s unknown whether this is related to the recently announcedDragon Quest X game for Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS, to Dragon Quest XI S, or to something entirely new. Thanks to Ryokutya.
Square-Enix have announced Dragon Quest X Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online (literally ‘The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction’) for release later this year. The Nintendo Switch version will include a physical release, where-as the Wii U version will be download only. The Nintendo 3DS version is cloud-based, thus no additional content is required.
Edit: the Switch version will be a download code inside the package. First screenshots added below…