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New Dragon Quest X 3DS trailer ⊟

Still looks fantastic, and I still don’t trust that this is what the 3DS version will look like.

But wow, what is even going on in this game? Being a Japan-only MMO, I never dared follow the details of DQX, and after watching this I am super curious. A lot of running and jumping, and I guess a ship captain is there?

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Dragon Quest X 3DS looks pretty good! ⊟

You’re going to want to watch the video to see for yourself, as my crudely web-generated GIFs fail to capture it all, but Dragon Quest X’s streaming 3DS version looks really nice… at least in the idealized, who-knows-how-real version shown in this morning’s Nintendo Direct.

Being streaming, the quality will of course also depend on your own home internet connection, but at least Square Enix appears to be aiming high. Maybe streaming gameplay won’t require too much bandwidth because the 3DS’s resolution is low…

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Dragon Quest X coming to 3DS ⊟

The Wii/Wii U/PC MMO will be released on 3DS in Japan September 4. Players of the handheld version will be able to share the same game world with the other versions. The control scheme looks really, really awkward and shoehorned, with basically pictures of Wii U buttons on the touchscreen.

It’s apparently built on streaming tech, like the mobile version, which means it isn’t so much a 3DS game as a 3DS client running an OnLive-style stream of the game running on a computer somewhere… else… Despite the actual game not really being on 3DS, it’ll still cost ¥3800 and come in a box (packaging shot above via Famitsu). As a result of the streaming, it’ll look better than most 3DS games but won’t be in 3D.

An in-game code will be available to get exclusive “Lemon Slime” items. I do want Lemon Slime items…

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Dragon Quest X's PC benchmark scene

This sequence is used to test your PC’s ability to run the newest version of the Japan-only MMO (oh yeah, it’s coming to PC by the way), as well as your ability to tolerate fucking adorable imagery. I’m not about that MMO life, but I am totally all about this little girl and her accidental mass summoning.

If this YouTube capture isn’t enough for you (and you want to see if you can run the game) you can pick up the benchmark program here.

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Home alone, I had absolutely nothing to do last night — wish I could’ve spent it like Ayaka here, sitting on a boat/mattress in the living room while playing Dragon Quest X  in my pajamas (click for larger image).
Or playing The Last Story, which released this week and sounds amazing. But I’ve neither the time or money for those RPGs. Instead, I noticed Mare Odomo was watching Vera on Netflix, so I decided I might as well do the same.
I also started playing a review copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 last night — which took exactly an hour to download for some reason — and it’s pretty fun so far.
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[Photo via Gaburu] 

Home alone, I had absolutely nothing to do last night — wish I could’ve spent it like Ayaka here, sitting on a boat/mattress in the living room while playing Dragon Quest X  in my pajamas (click for larger image).

Or playing The Last Story, which released this week and sounds amazing. But I’ve neither the time or money for those RPGs. Instead, I noticed Mare Odomo was watching Vera on Netflix, so I decided I might as well do the same.

I also started playing a review copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 last night — which took exactly an hour to download for some reason — and it’s pretty fun so far.

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[Photo via Gaburu
Oh snap, I need one of these Dragon Quest kimonos. I’m not sure where exactly I’d wear it, maybe around the house, maybe when I’m at the club, you know, with a bottle full of bub. Just totally switch the style up. And if people hate, then let’em hate, and watch the money pile up.
Speaking of the series, Kotaku should be commended for its excellent coverage of Dragon Quest X's launch event in Japan, which is where the above shot of Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii (center) was taken.
It turns out that everything we knew about the guy who dressed up as a Slime was totally wrong, and it’s likely the whole event was a farce, a charade, a sham — japery of the worst sort. Everyone involved should feel ashamed, even the Slime guy, who we all previously agreed had suffered enough shame to last several lifetimes.
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[Via Dengeki]

Oh snap, I need one of these Dragon Quest kimonos. I’m not sure where exactly I’d wear it, maybe around the house, maybe when I’m at the club, you know, with a bottle full of bub. Just totally switch the style up. And if people hate, then let’em hate, and watch the money pile up.

Speaking of the series, Kotaku should be commended for its excellent coverage of Dragon Quest X's launch event in Japan, which is where the above shot of Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii (center) was taken.

It turns out that everything we knew about the guy who dressed up as a Slime was totally wrong, and it’s likely the whole event was a farce, a charade, a sham — japery of the worst sort. Everyone involved should feel ashamed, even the Slime guy, who we all previously agreed had suffered enough shame to last several lifetimes.

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[Via Dengeki]

Important coverage of a DQX launch line

Dragon Quest X, the Wii MMORPG for Square Enix’s popular franchise, launches today in Japan, and you know what that means: lines of people waiting outside shops!

There’s usually not much to do when you show up hours before the store opens, so people tend to break into smaller groups and just kick it with some strangers for a while. Like in this photo — you have a few guys chatting on the stairs, some women hanging out in their own circle, and… a dude dressed as a Slime and sitting by himself.

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Queen Slime’s Big Ice Daifuku and fans. If you’re not familiar with daifuku (and I wasn’t!), it’s mochi with sweet bean paste inside, which sounds delicious. This one in particular has some kind of iced dessert around it, in the shape of a Queen Slime, which also sounds great.

Of course, this is a menu item at Luida’s Bar, the Dragon Quest-themed restaurant in Tokyo, which I will someday actually get all the way into. And the fans are special limited-time giveaways at the restaurant as well, both as Dragon Quest X promotion.

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Dragon Quest X commercial. If you don’t hear that little “online” at the end, and you haven’t been following the game, this commercial wouldn’t really clue you in to the surprise MMO-ness!

I suspect people are already well aware of Dragon Quest X. If not, they can turn to Lawson’s grocery bags or HMV bags starting July 24.

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Dragon Quest X Monster Figure Collection. I drink tons of diet soda over here and I get nothing but a body full of questionable chemicals. Were I to be doing so in Japan, I’d get awesome DQX figures.
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Dragon Quest X Monster Figure Collection. I drink tons of diet soda over here and I get nothing but a body full of questionable chemicals. Were I to be doing so in Japan, I’d get awesome DQX figures.

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[Via Hachimaki]
Hori’s absolutely glorious Slime Keyboard. Look at the slime function keys! Look at the slime directional keys! Look at the Roman numeral keys!
Ostensibly, this is a Wii accessory designed to tie in with Dragon Quest X Online –  it even comes with codes for in-game items. But there’s no reason you couldn’t use it as a USB keyboard for your computer. You know, for important business. When you read Tiny posts in late August, know that about half of them are going to be written from one of these.
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[Thanks Scott and gogogoldberg!]

Hori’s absolutely glorious Slime Keyboard. Look at the slime function keys! Look at the slime directional keys! Look at the Roman numeral keys!

Ostensibly, this is a Wii accessory designed to tie in with Dragon Quest X Online –  it even comes with codes for in-game items. But there’s no reason you couldn’t use it as a USB keyboard for your computer. You know, for important business. When you read Tiny posts in late August, know that about half of them are going to be written from one of these.

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[Thanks Scott and gogogoldberg!]

5-minute Dragon Quest X trailer included in the Dragon Quest Collection released in Japan this week. If this video of the Wii/Wii U MMORPG doesn’t show up for you (these Nico Nico embeds never load on Tumblr’s dashboard), you’ll either have to view it on this registration-required site or through other dubious means.

[Update: The Nico Nico video was taken down, So I replaced it with a Springboard embed.]

From what I can tell, a lot of this was in the footage Square Enix premiered at its big event last week, but I believe there is some new stuff in there. 

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