Square Enix partners with NTT Docomo to bring Dragon Quest X to smartphones

Pie and Beans

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Safer than FF fans have been, at least.
None expect Lightning to strike twice, much less three fucking times ;____; (FOUR including her infection of FFXIV)

Level 5 and Wonderflick devs can breathe a sigh of relief too in their little "ITS LIKE A DQ FOR MOBILE" bubble.
 

Kintaro

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I'm starting to accept that smartphones/portables are the future of Japan. I think everyone should start doing the same. They are simply being forced out of the console market on both sides of the pond.
 

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I'm starting to accept that smartphones/portables are the future of Japan. I think everyone should start doing the same. They are simply being forced out of the console market on both sides of the pond.
To be honest, I wouldn't mind having future mainline Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games on smartphones as long as they're properly made and play like console games.
 

epmode

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I honestly thought this was it for Dragon Quest. Not that it's not already dead in America.

Maybe we'll get some good news about DQ7 in tomorrow's Nintendo Direct.
 

MechaX

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This is totally just a "Capcom Test" for DQXI.
Although, one would argue that a game does not ever really pass a Capcom Test.
 

Jarnet87

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I don't know whether to laugh at the expected troll move, or just sit in silence. Enix has stooped to new lows even trolling their DQ fan base.
 

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Can an MMO even run on 4G? I imagine that would kill a smartphone battery in 30 minutes.
I believe it's streaming a screen from a remote server which is doing the heavy lifting. So this is going to have outrageous data requirements.
 

basik

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Can an MMO even run on 4G? I imagine that would kill a smartphone battery in 30 minutes.
look at my above post and video for order & chaos...

that game kills my s3 battery in 2-3 hours on 4g and wifi if i'm not plugged into power.
 

thetrin

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Cloud gaming, on a mobile network... does Japan have data caps? Or is it over Wi-fi only?
Mobile networks in Japan, at least through DoCoMo go up to 7gb flat rate, and then per kb after that. I seriously doubt it's wi-fi only. I'm constantly disappointed with Japan's wi-fi penetration, and I live in a major city.
 

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My buddy joked that since each Dragon Quest is usually reserved for the most popular platform at that time, that DQ11 would be iOS. I lol'd so hard in his face....

....now I can taste my own salty tears :(