Dragon Quest X was today announced as heading for a special Nintendo 3DS release in Japan, which makes it the third Nintendo platform to see the game after it originally launched on the Wii and later the Wii U.
This new version of the game will actually be a streaming version of the game, using cloud functionality via Square-Enix’s servers. This means that the game will look better than your average 3DS game, but sadly won’t make use of the handhelds stereoscopic 3D ability. The cloud streaming will allow players to interact with other players playing the game on other platforms. The retail package will come with a 60 day free trial code as well as several in game downloads. These will include a “Lemon Slime Board Prism” vehicle, five “Great EXP Archives” which give you 1000 experience points, a “Casino Coin Ticket” a poster and a lottery card. Square-Enix also confirmed the pricing model for once the 60 day free trial period is complete which sets 3 days at ¥350 , 10 days at ¥650 and a month costs ¥1,500.
Dragon Quest X will release in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on September 4th for ¥3,800. To date the Wii & Wii U versions of the game have sold just over 1,020,000 copies with roughly a 80/20 split towards the original Wii version.