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Dragon Quest X Beta Included with Premium Wii U in Japan

by Tom Malina - September 14, 2012, 9:02 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct

Players can transfer their save data in the beta to the final game.

Owners of the Premium Wii U in Japan will gain entry to the beta for Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online.

People who purchase either the Wii U Premium pack or the special edition Monster Hunter 3G HD pack will receive a unique beta code. If they redeem this code, they will be able to play the Wii U version of Square Enix's online RPG before it launches.

Furthermore, when the game is released, any progress made in the beta will be carried over, so players can continue from where they left off.

There were no specific dates given regarding when the beta would start or finish, but it is expected that it will open soon after the Japanese Wii U launch on December 8.

Talkback

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterSeptember 14, 2012

Wow Nintendo is going hard for those gamers!

BlackNMild2k1September 14, 2012

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NemoSeptember 14, 2012

If this were true in the US, it'd be a day 1 purchase for me.

So I'm guessing NA and EU get shafted since all the WiiUs are going to Japan to support MonHun+DQX?

SarailSeptember 14, 2012

This might explain why GameStop is possibly canceling taking any more Deluxe Set preorders by tomorrow night. Nintendo probably plans on having so many reserves at launch.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterSeptember 14, 2012

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

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Seriously. When Dragon Quest X was announced for Wii U at the very super beginning of this gen, I naively expected today's scenario; having the game within the first year and just blowing up the sales charts. 

This is huge for "core" gamers Japan I think, hearing about that and Bayonetta must have some people going nuts, probably wondering why they are being punished by God himself.

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