Slated as the Nintendo Wii’s “last hurrah” before ushering in a new generation of console, Dragon Quest X has been given a Japanese release date for the Wii version.
The game will launch in Japan on August 2 and will come in two versions for the Wii – one will be the game by itself, the other will include a USB flash drive. Gamers will need a 16GB USB flash drive to play the game, though the official Square Enix drive isn’t required.
The game is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) and, as such, Square Enix will charge a premium to play the game in either 30, 60 or 90 day blocks which can be purchased using a credit card or by using WiiPoints – the currency in use in Nintendo Wii’s digital download shop.
Copies of the game will come with 20 days of free play time before users will have to chip in some money to recharge. The publisher is also planning “Kids Times” which will be free play times meant for kids, though there will be no age limit.
Since a release date for Nintendo’s next home console, Wii U, has not yet been announce, Square Enix have not announced a release date for the HD version of Dragon Quest X, but says they will announce that at a later date. Of course, an international release date has not yet been confirmed so it’s unclear at this point if Nintendo and Square Enix will release both versions, if any, outside of Japan.