‘Dragon Quest X’ Wii Service Ends, Free Nintendo Switch Upgrade; Here’s How

By Mia P. , Updated Apr 17, 2017 04:31 PM EDT

"Dragon Quest X" developer Square Enix Holdings has recently revealed that their services for the Wii are already scheduled to end in the very near future. "Dragon Quest X" fans may opt to upgrade to the new Nintendo Switch to play the game. It is expected that "Dragon Quest X" will come to the one-month-old hybrid console by fall 2017 in Japan.

Free Nintendo Switch Version Upgrade

It should be noted that "Dragon Quest X" players on the Wii version of the game will be able to receive free access to a console upgrade from the Nintendo Wii to the Nintendo Switch version of the multiplayer online RPG at no extra cost. Nintendo Switch owners will also have access to "Dragon Quest X" for free on the hybrid console if they have previously purchased the RPG on the Nintendo Wii before. Note that once the game has been patched to Version 4.0 this fall, the services for the Wii version of the video game will be discontinued, My Potato Games reported.

The announcement is expected to upset a number of "Dragon Quest X" gamers on the Nintendo Wii as the fanbase on this platform is said to be going strong. However, Square Enix was commended for providing a download code for the Wii players to head off to the Nintendo Switch version. Square Enix further noted that the free version will roll out only in a download code form. Gamers who opt for a cartridge version of "Dragon Quest X" may have to purchase the game again.

Free Campaign, PS4 Version Set to Launch Soon

In other news, the "Dragon Quest X" announced in the Japanese Nintendo Direct that the MMORPG title will release in Japan first. It is expected that the Fall 2017 release will also feature a free campaign. It is expected that those who played on the Wii version of the game will all transfer to the Nintendo Switch version.

"Dragon Quest X" gamers on the Wii version may bring all their characters over to the Nintendo Switch version, Siliconera reported. It is expected that Square Enix will reveal more details at a later date. As of this writing, the game is a multi-platformer on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as well as on PC, iPhone, and Android. The PS4 version of the game is set to release in Summer 2017 in Japan.


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