During the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary stream back in May, Square Enix announced Dragon Quest X Offline, a single-player version of the popular Japanese MMO. This version was confirmed to be releasing on Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will launch in Japan on February 26, 2022. Recently, Square Enix and B.B. Studio offered a glimpse of what to expect during a Japanese PlayStation livestream, featuring roughly 10 minutes of Dragon Quest X Offline footage. As demonstrated in the video, Dragon Quest X Offline will utilize a chibi-like art style (and we’ve previously reported on why that is), and battles will occur with the traditional turn-based combat the series is known for.
Dragon Quest X Offline gameplay footage
At the moment, Square Enix has announced no western localization for Dragon Quest X Offline. However, Nintendo Switch is region-free, meaning you will be able to download the game from the Japanese eShop when it launches next year, albeit obviously without English. Dragon Quest fans also have the gorgeous Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake to look forward to, as well as the next mainline entry in the series, Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate.
Dragon Quest X Offline launches next year on February 26, 2022 for Nintendo Switch in Japan. What did you think of the gameplay footage for Dragon Quest X Offline?