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Dragon Quest 10 Brings MMO Play To Wii, Wii U Starting In 2012

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Posted September 6, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

Dragon Quest 10 was confirmed as a Wii release long ago, but Square-Enix confirmed at a weekend press conference that the game will finally be arriving in 2012, with a Wii U version to follow. The game will feature an MMO-style framework built around online play, according to Andriasang, and fans can expect a beta test prior to release.

The Wii U version will feature updated visuals though that and the preceding Wii release will otherwise be cross-platform compatible. Squeenix also confirmed that the game will feature some sort of Nintendo 3DS connectivity angle, possibly involving the sharing of character data via the handheld's StreetPass/SpotPass functions.

An FAQ was released shortly after the press conference, indicating that Dragon Quest 10 will carry a subscription fee. An online connection will also be required after the first few hours of story have been completed. 

A now-removed trailer appeared briefly online, but you can get a glimpse of some gameplay footage from a capture of the press conference's Ustream livestream. Bonus points if you understand Japanese, at least for you, since you'll also be able to pick up on what's being talked about.

Source: Square-Enix, Andriasang

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