Square Enix has uploaded the second trailer for Dragon Quest X Offline, showcasing new characters, different environments, and fresh gameplay. While the trailer is in Japanese, you can at least get a visual understanding of what this game is about.
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Initially released a decade ago on the Wii, Dragon Quest X is the only mainline Dragon Quest game to have not been localized for other markets. The main reason is likely its online connectivity as DQX was an MMORPG (similar to Final Fantasy XI and XIV). When Square Enix revealed it would be remaking the game as an offline version last year, fans were elated to finally have the chance to play this skipped-over installment. While it still won’t be in English -in fact, a localization has yet to be confirmed-, having a physical copy that doesn’t require internet connectivity means overseas fans won’t have to jump through hoops just to log into a server and try out the game. It will also eventually lead to fan translations, especially for the Switch and PC ports.
Judge Me by My Size, Do You?
One of the more contentious choices for Dragon Quest X Offline is the chibi style that characters employ. Some fans are torn on the way this looks. This trailer has them in full effect for every aspect of the game. There are some comparisons to the original version, which featured more human-like proportions for its characters. While maybe a bit funny looking, it falls in line with other Square Enix remakes. Both Final Fantasy III and IV on DS were very similar, with stubby little characters that attempted to emulate a hand-drawn style.