Dragon Quest X Offline Set For Release In Asia In Spring 2024
Square Enix’s Dragon Quest X Offline is set for release in Asia sometime during Spring, 2024, based on the latest information.
The publisher has posted a new trailer (via Gematsu) for Dragon Quest X Offline, revealing the release window of Spring, 2024 for Asian markets. The trailer mentions PS4, PS5, and PC as the platforms. It is currently unknown if other platforms will be included for the eventual Western release, which is likely to be announced sometime soon.
Dragon Quest X Offline was first revealed during the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Special live stream in 2021. Initially scheduled for release on February 26, 2022, in Japan, it was later postponed to September 15, 2022. The offline version of the game runs on Unreal Engine 4, replacing Crystal Tools. Additionally, during the same event, Version 6 for the online game was announced.
For the uninitiated, Dragon Quest X is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Square Enix. It serves as the tenth mainline installment in the Dragon Quest series. Initially launched for the Wii in 2012, the game later found its way to other platforms, including the Wii U, Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and Nintendo 3DS, all of which support cross-platform play. Except for a discontinued Windows version in Chinese, the game remained exclusive to Japan.
Dragon Quest X is set in the world of Astoltia, where the player character begins as human until an encounter with Nelgel the Netherlord forces their soul into a different race’s body. The main objective is to collect magical gems to seal Nelgel once more, while the player character’s sibling is transported back in time to escape Nelgel’s grasp. The gameplay blends elements from other games in the long running Dragon Quest series and contemporary MMORPGs, featuring real-time combat in an open world environment and a job system tied to skills and abilities.