If you somehow missed the Twitter explosion last night, the full Nintendo Switch reveal happened, unloading a ton of details about the company’s $300 console.
The Switch will go on sale on March 3rd and will have a “fully featured” online service via WiFi that includes multiplayer support for classic and modern Nintendo games. The service includes an online lobby, voice chat, and a free NES or SNES game download each month. It will be free at launch as a “trial” but will move to a paid model come fall.
“Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES) game (with newly-added online play) for free for a month,” Nintendo wrote on its site.
It’s easy to forget that Square-Enix is running another MMORPG in addition to the two localized titles we have over here… unless, of course, you’re a huge fan of the Dragon Quest franchise. Then you’re probably wondering why there’s still no word on any localization for Dragon Quest X. The bad news is that this post is not announcing that localization, but the good news is that it looks like a path is open to getting it localized; Square just needs to know that enough people want it.
Fans have been told that localization will be considered if the company knows fans are interested, so the organized campaign on Reddit is asking potential players to flood support tickets with requests for a North American localization. There’s no word on exact numbers, but it seems to be more about confirming that there’s a critical mass of people interested, first and foremost. If you’ve been waiting for your chance to stand up and shout that you want to play the game, well, here it is.
; thanks to Scott for the tip!
If you’re wondering when you’ll finally going to be able to enjoy Dragon Quest X despite neither living in Japan nor speaking a word of Japanese, the only answer you’ll get is still a shrug and a sheepish grin. But if you’re wondering whether or not you’ll be able to play the MMORPG on the next generation of Nintendo hardware, the answer you’ll get is a firm and affirmative nod. A recent interview with Famitsu confirmed that DQX is being ported to the Nintendo NX ahead of the console’s launch.
The interview confirmed that the port is being developed alongside the DQX port for the PlayStation 4, with assurance that the title will be released well before the planned launch of Dragon Quest XI. A new class is also planned for the game’s next major version update. So it’s no news whatsoever for the non-Japan contingent of the audience, but those with a fluency in the language can look forward to more console options in the not-too-distant future.