Square Enix dropped a bombshell as the publisher announced that Dragon Quest 10 would be coming to the Nintendo NX, along with the PS4. Unlike previous games in the series, this is an MMORPG, so it’s multiplayer-centric and requires Wi-Fi for online play. This could mean that the NX will be home to plenty of Square Enix RPGs, along with a number of MMO games.
Announced by Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu and translated by Dual Shockers, the Dragon Quest online game is currently in development for Nintendo’s new console, along with Sony’s PS4. Aside from the rumored lineup that has Pokemon and Mario, this is only the third game to be announced for the NX, the other two being Project Sonic 2017 and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
With Dragon Quest 10 officially coming to the Nintendo NX, it seems like Square Enix will now be supporting the console. While the publisher didn’t give much attention to the Wii U, they did support the 3DS fairly well, releasing Bravely Default and Final Fantasy Explorers on the handheld.
Nintendo and Square Enix have had history together, so it is good seeing the two companies partner up again. While it’s doubtful that we’ll be seeing Final Fantasy 15 on the console/handheld hybrid, it’s not an impossible thought anymore. At the least, we will probably see more RPGs and MMO games on the console.
Of course, Square Enix isn’t just known for Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest anymore. The publisher now handles games like Tomb Raider and Hitman these days, making them one of the biggest gaming companies in recent memory. Will we be seeing these two titles or any action/adventure games from the company? Most likely.
Dragon Quest 10 is currently not available in the West, but it could be soon. The series recently gained a resurgence with Western fans, thanks to Dragon Quest Heroes and upcoming ports of the seventh and eighth game for the 3DS. Now that it’s coming to the Nintendo NX and the PS4, it will be interesting to see if Square Enix decides to port the game to the rest of the world, though fans will have to wait and see for the results.