Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Wii/WiiU, 2012) [Sub Fee Confirmed]

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http://www.dqx.jp/


Details:
- First internally developed DQ game at Square Enix
- Produced by Yosuke Saito (NIER) and directed by Jin Fujisawa (DQ8, DQ9)
- Online RPG for Wii and WiiU
- The Wii version will be released in 2012 in Japan, no date for WiiU version
- The WiiU version will have much better graphics, but the world will be the same
- The opening movie is by Square Visual Works

- The game takes place in a world with 5 continents, and 5 different races/tribes living in them
- Massive world and story that builds on the foundations of DQ9's ideas
- Visible equipment
- For those who play alone there will be NPCs who can be recruited into the party and driven by AI
- There are battle transitions, and the combat commands at menu based, but the player only controls his/her character

- The Wii game supports Wiimote+Nunchuck, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, as well as USB Keyboards
- The Wii game will use both the game disc as well as USB memory storage
- There could be a feature where characters can be transferred onto the 3DS and shared with other players using Streetpass

- The website lists "Price / usage fee: TBD" (Thanks Jonnyram)
- 1UP has a detailed write-up here.
- One player can create three characters. i.e. You have three character slots if you want to switch between different race/class builds.
- There's gameplay footage here.

- "When you start the game, the first few hours can be played offline. To play all of the game you will require an internet connection."

Jonnyram said:
Subscription fee is definite now:
http://support.jp.square-enix.com/faqarticle.php?id=2620&la=0&kid=59899&ret=faqtop&c=4&sc=0

Q. Besides buying the software package, will there be any other fees to play?

A. Yes, playing online requires payment of a separate fee.



Dragon Quest 10 Liveblog archive: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/09/05/dq_press_conference/
 
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There's a large chance of this having a subscription fee.

Jonnyram said:
It actually says "Price / usage fee: TBD" on the Japanese page, so I would 100% expect a monthly fee, at least in Japan. Nintendo might help make it free in the West though, like MH Tri:
http://www.dragonquest.jp/news/detail/367/
Square Enix is readying a new large scale Massively Multiplayer Online title to be announced some time this fiscal year. The company made brief mention of this new game during its May 13 earnings briefing. A full transcript of the briefing was posted today at the company's IR page.

According to the transcript, Square Enix hopes aims to operate two to three large scale MMO titles simultaneously, a target it feels will allow it to have stable cash flow. It says that it is developing one more title in addition to Final Fantasy XIV, and it hopes to announce the game during the fiscal year.

The transcript also makes note of the problems faced by FFXIV, saying the game will take a bit more time, but they're at the point where they can see the target.
Source: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/05/25/square_enix_mmo/
 
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Note: There is an English liveblog at Andriasang, and there will be people posting in the thread who know Japanese. It is appreciated if those who do not, refrain from using machine translations or guesswork to post news or information in this thread for the duration of the conference. It will only add to confusion.
Quoting this for emphasis. Please just leave the translations to us, or we will get tons of confusion like in the last thread.