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Dragon Quest X has been around for deceptively long, an MMO originally released for the Wii nearly ten years ago in August 2012. Since then it’s been ported to Windows, the Wii U, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android/iOS, and even the 3DS, all of which retain some measure of online functionality, but earlier this year it was announced that the game will be getting an offline version come February 2022. Now that release has been pushed back just a few months for quality purposes. This comes from Producer Takuma Shiraishi, who also announced a delay for the game’s DLC. All of this is for quality assurance purposes to make the best product possible with more time. 



Dragon Quest X is the only title to have not been released in the West in any form, likely due to the combination of perceived lack of interest in DQ generally and also the cost of anything related to MMOs. The fact that this is an explicitly offline version of the game means this might finally be the chance for DQX to make it overseas, especially after the glowing reception of DQXI. We’ll be sure to report on any localization announcements as they come.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.