In a press conference today, Square Enix announced their new title in the Dragon Quest series entitled Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku. This particular successor will be an online RPG on the Wii and the Wii U.
The game is being developed internally this time around unlike previous titles that were passed off to studios such as, Level-5 and Chunsoft.
Even though you might think that online RPG and Wii don’t relatively mix, you’ll be happy to know that Dragon Quest X is also being developed for the Wii U. The Wii U version won’t just a simple port, it will have updated visuals among other features and will be cross-platform compatible with the Wii version of the game.
Game Designer Yuji Hori, hinted that the game will have some connectivity with the 3DS but didn’t go into detail. He used the example of allowing players to download their characters to the 3DS and use them for Spot Pass data exchanges.
In Japan, they can expect DQX sometime in 2012. They will hold a beta test and there is no word yet on a US release.