Dragon Quest 10 will be the first MMO for 3DS
Square Enix is porting MMORPG Dragon Quest X Online to Nintendo 3DS September 4 in Japan, the studio announced today.
The 3DS version will retail for 3,800 Yen (~$37) and include a 60-day trial membership, an in-game Lemon Slime vehicle, five Great EXP Archives worth 1,000 experience each, a Casino Coin Ticket, poster and lottery card. Post-trial membership will be available through three packages: 3 days for 350 Yen, 10 days for 650 Yen or 30 days for 1,500 Yen, rounding out near the MMO gold standard of $15/month.
Much like the mobile versions, Dragon Quest 10 will utilize cloud streaming and calculations on 3DS, allowing for improved visuals despite the handheld’s limited horsepower. Unsurprisingly, the game will not make use of the system's 3D effect.
As Polygon reports, Square Enix is considering bringing the game stateside in light of its successful 2012 launch on Wii and 2013 release on Wii U and PC. The company’s recent financial report reveals that “expansion to overseas markets is under consideration,” but does not specify which regions would be targeted.