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Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest Spinoff for Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - April 14, 2010, 10:52 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Adria Sang

The arcade card game will be seeing a home console release in Japan soon.

Square Enix announced that their card-based arcade game, Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory, will be coming to the Wii in Japan.

In the game, players use physical cards to summon Dragon Quest monsters into battle. The Wii version will retain the gameplay seen in the original arcade game, and will include four-player battles on one console as well as online play through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The Wii version will also have an exclusive tournament mode where players can collect cards while facing off against other players.

The title will also make use of the DSi to link the console and arcade versions. Players will be able to download a special app called "Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory Color Code Scanner" and scan arcade cards for use on the Wii version.

At the moment, only a teaser site is available.

Talkback

broodwarsApril 14, 2010

Oh Goodie, a card battle game!  And yet another Square-Enix spin-off at that!  Because Lord knows we haven't had enough of those already!  ::)

*Says that in complete acknowledgement of the irony, given his love for the Baten Kaitos series.*  ;)

GoldenPhoenixApril 14, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

Oh Goodie, a card battle game!  And yet another Square-Enix spin-off at that!  Because Lord knows we haven't had enough of those already!  ::)

*Says that in complete acknowledgement of the irony, given his love for the Baten Kaitos series.*  ;)

Yeah and Wii is getting Dragon Quest 10, so what's your point?

broodwarsApril 14, 2010

Quote from: GoldenPhoenix

Quote from: broodwars

Oh Goodie, a card battle game!  And yet another Square-Enix spin-off at that!  Because Lord knows we haven't had enough of those already!  ::)

*Says that in complete acknowledgement of the irony, given his love for the Baten Kaitos series.*  ;)

Yeah and Wii is getting Dragon Quest 10, so what's your point?


That I wish Square-Enix would actually release more software likely worth a damn on Wii, rather than treating it as the place they dump their shoddy spin-offs.  Sure, for those that enjoy re-skinned 20-year old RPGs, there's DQ 10 on the horizon.  C'mon, though, would it really kill them to release a new RPG from one of their lesser series on Wii, or did Crystal Bearers just sell that badly?

It just reinforces the stereotype that the PS3/360 are where developers put their real titles, while the titles they have no faith; budget; or interest in go to the Wii.  Yes, I own both PS3 and Wii, but I would actually like to play something on my Wii once in a while and Square-Enix tends to produce RPGs I like.

GoldenPhoenixApril 14, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

Quote from: GoldenPhoenix

Quote from: broodwars

Oh Goodie, a card battle game!  And yet another Square-Enix spin-off at that!  Because Lord knows we haven't had enough of those already!  ::)

*Says that in complete acknowledgement of the irony, given his love for the Baten Kaitos series.*  ;)

Yeah and Wii is getting Dragon Quest 10, so what's your point?


That I wish Square-Enix would actually release more software likely worth a damn on Wii, rather than treating it as the place they dump their shoddy spin-offs.  Sure, for those that enjoy re-skinned 20-year old RPGs, there's DQ 10 on the horizon.  C'mon, though, would it really kill them to release a new RPG from one of their lesser series on Wii, or did Crystal Bearers just sell that badly?

It just reinforces the stereotype that the PS3/360 are where developers put their real titles, while the titles they have no faith; budget; or interest in go to the Wii.  Yes, I own both PS3 and Wii, but I would actually like to play something on my Wii once in a while and Square-Enix tends to produce RPGs I like.

You realize the Dragon Quest series is one of Square's, if not their most important franchise, in the Japan right? It isn't chopped liver like you are tyring to make it out to be.

What games has Square-Enix made for PS3/360 that were "big titles" besides FF13? Star Ocean? Lol

BlackNMild2k1April 14, 2010

Have you seen the game that's being ported though?
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31070.0

watch the trailer for the sequel to the arcade game. I doubt this game makes it out of Japan (since those arcade games don't exist here), but if the battles in DQX look anywhere near as cool as the battles in this game, DQX will be a Day 1 purchase.

broodwarsApril 14, 2010

Quote from: GoldenPhoenix

What games has Square-Enix made for PS3/360 that were "big titles" besides FF13? Star Ocean? Lol


Hey now...granted, I'm only about 8 or so hours into Star Ocean 4 (I got a little sidetracked by Resonance of Fate, Final Fantasy XIII, God of War III, and Sakura Wars), but it's a pretty decent game despite its love for RPG cliches and goofy character names.  ;)

BlackNMild2k1May 05, 2010

direct feed screens available from Famitsu

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1234706_1124.html

NinGurl69 *hugglesMay 05, 2010

Great job on the keywords in the article headline.

LouieturkeyMay 05, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

It just reinforces the stereotype that the PS3/360 are where developers put their real titles, while the titles they have no faith; budget; or interest in go to the Wii.  Yes, I own both PS3 and Wii, but I would actually like to play something on my Wii once in a while and Square-Enix tends to produce RPGs I like.

I also have a Wii & PS3.  The only game I'm currently playing on my Wii...Your Shape (the Ubioft game with the camera).  It's giving me a workout but I hardly call it a "game".  Though I will be getting SMG2 soon so I'll have something at least.

LouieturkeyMay 05, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

Hey now...granted, I'm only about 8 or so hours into Star Ocean 4 (I got a little sidetracked by Resonance of Fate, Final Fantasy XIII, God of War III, and Sakura Wars), but it's a pretty decent game despite its love for RPG cliches and goofy character names.  ;)

Oooh, you reminded me about Sakura Wars.  I really need to pick that one up or at least rent it.

YmeegodMay 06, 2010

Well, I'm still wondering who's making DQX?  Level 5 (developer of DQIX and DQVIII) hasn't stated anything other than their current projects (WKC2 for the PS3 and a few DS titles), hopefully we find out something at E3 even though it still looks like a 2011 game.  Hell, we don't even know if they are going for MP or SP for the game. :(

Which reminds me, wtf is taking so long to translate a DS game?  DQIX was released nearly a year ago it seems and still hasn't hit the states. 

Mop it upMay 07, 2010

Quote from: Ymeegod

Which reminds me, wtf is taking so long to translate a DS game? DQIX was released nearly a year ago it seems and still hasn't hit the states. 

Lack of interest would be my guess. Dragon Warrior/Quest has never been popular here.

vuduMay 07, 2010

They're probably trying to figure out how to make the game work in America.  There's more to translating then just changing the language of the text.

A huge part of DQIX is the multiplayer aspect, which frankly won't work in America.  The game will need to have an online aspect if there's any hope of it playing the same way as the Japanese version.  If they can't/won't get the game online they're going to have to dramatically change the way the game is played if they want to provide a compelling reason to buy it.

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