Square Enix today announced that its highly anticipated Wii MMORPG Dragon Quest X will be released in Japan on August 2. The game will release in two versions: a standard version costing ¥6,980 (US$87.25) and one that comes with a USB memory card for ¥8,980 (US$112.25.) Both versions of the game will come with a token that will allow online play free for 20 days.
Being an online MMORPG, the game will require an online subscription to play. Prices start at ¥1,000 (US$12.50) for 30 days, ¥1,950 (US$24.80) for 60 days, and up to ¥2,900 (US$36.25) for 90 days of online use. This gives players access to create up to three characters. Square Enix is also planning to host “Kid’s Time” periods, mostly geared towards children, when users can go online and play for free. More details on this will be revealed later on.
Dragon Quest X will come on two discs and will require a USB memory card of at least 16GB to play. The game will support the regular Wii controller, Classic controller, Classic controller PRO, and a USB keyboard for messaging.
Back when Dragon Quest X was announced last year at the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo also stated that it is releasing a separate Wii U version of the game that will allow cross-platform interaction with the Wii version. There is no word yet on whether the Wii version will also makes its way to the US or if we will simply have to wait for it to be released on Wii U.