Former Wii U MMORPG Dragon Quest X is coming to Japan as an offline game on the Nintendo Switch. However, Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline has been delayed from its scheduled 26th February, 2022 release date until summer 2022.
The game will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
The company had more bad news for Dragon Quest fans, as the massive expansion for the game which is titled, Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally Offline, has been delayed until next winter. The game’s producer, Takuma Shiraishi, stated that it has been postponed for further quality improvements, to ensure the game is in perfect condition upon release.
About Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest X features user-created characters with the series’ traditional job system, with Warrior, Priest, Mage, Martial Artist, Thief, and Minstrel as starter jobs. Unlike previous games, jobs can be changed in any of the game’s towns.
Dragon Quest X is the first numbered title that breaks the Dragon Quest tradition of turn-based combat; the combat becomes more action-based by breaking the order of the attacks.
The game includes a quest system similar to that of Dragon Quest IX. Quests serve as side-stories helping non-player characters around the game’s world. Multiple quests can be performed simultaneously with some even interlocking and unlocking various stages in fellow quests. Early quests include gathering magical spring water, slaying monsters and stealing for a fellow thief. Like the previous Dragon Quest installment, Dragon Quest X contains many open ended mini-quests. Upon completion of the quests, a “Quest List log,” serving as an in-game achievement list. There are also brand new “Job quests” that can only be received when the player is practicing specific jobs.
This game also includes two new features as a reference to other RPG games: the Fire Colosseum and the Magic Labyrinth. The Fire Colosseum allows the player challenge again some storyline bosses that are modified to be stronger and the Magic Labyrinth acts like the grottos of Dragon Quest IX. Although the first one is located at the top of a snowy mountain, several labyrinths can be encountered during the gameplay, and in the most strange possible places, like a mirror in the Royal Palace of Gran Zedoura in Rendaashia.