Dragon Quest 10 and 11 are the first known Nintendo NX games (update)
Dragon Quest 10 and 11 are in development for the NX, the codename for Nintendo’s next gaming system, according to a Square Enix news conference today translated by Kotaku.
Dragon Quest 11, which gets its reveal about an hour into the video, is in development for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, as well. A Square Enix slide showing platforms showed the New Nintendo 3DS, but it’s unclear if that hardware will be required. At about an hour and 10 minutes into the video, you can watch some PS4 gameplay for the game, which is slated for a 2016 release.
A few details for Dragon Quest 11 leaked yesterday ahead of today’s announcement.
Dragon Quest 10, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, made its debut on Wii in 2012 and then came to Android, 3DS, Wii U and Windows PC.
Square Enix’s presentation, which clocks in at an hour and 40 minutes, discusses all things Dragon Quest — in Japanese — from console to handheld and mobile games. You can watch it in full above.
The late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed the NX’s existence in March, referring to it as a “dedicated game system.” He later said that Nintendo wouldn’t be getting specific about the NX until 2016. It’s unclear whether Square Enix’s announcement means that this is a plan or if developers already have development kits for Nintendo’s next system.
Earlier this month, Square Enix announced a series spinoff, Dragon Quest Builders.
Update: Reached for comment, a representative for Square Enix had this to say about the NX versions: “It is under consideration, but we don’t have further information to share at the moment.”